Oct 052013

Killswitch2013Hal Leonard has released the matching tab folio for “Disarm The Descent”, the sixth studio album from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage. This folio encapsulates all 12 tracks from this 2013 recording in guitar tab.

“Disarm The Descent” sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Roadrunner Records.

“Disarm The Descent” is Killswitch Engage‘s first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic, genre-defining “Alive or Just Breathing”Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by bassist Mike D’Antonio.

In a recent interview with ARTISTdirectLeach stated about “Disarm The Descent”: “Mike D’Antonio thought up the title ‘Disarm The Descent’ even before I started writing. He approached me with a concept. Initially, it was ‘Disarming The Descent’. After some discussion with him, I said, ‘Let’s just shorten it up.’ I thought it was a great title. We talked about it a bit, and I wrote that at the top of the page and began writing notes from there. It’s kind of a concept record.”

He added: “[The title is] a creative way of saying ‘redemption’ or rising again. You’re in a state of your life where you’re approaching rock bottom and you find a way to pick yourself up again before you hit the floor.”

Asked about his lyrical approach on “Disarm The Descent”Leach said: “This album is very different from anything I’ve written. That comes from trying to develop as a write over the year. I have a project called The Empire Shall Fall. The last EP we put out was a total concept record where I wrote a short story and we made an album about it. It’s broken down into three parts, and we finished one of the three. It’s a continuing story that will tell a story from start to finish, word for word. I thought it was a cool idea because I’d never written that way. I mixed that idea with my own introspective and cathartic lyrics I did with Times Of Grace. It’s a culmination of the writing I’ve done over the years. I wanted to find a way to blend it all together. Vocally, I’m trying to come up with different sounds of my voice and mix the screaming and yelling. I made an effort to push myself with the writing and vocals.”

Killswitch Engage has tapped McFarland & Pecci, the company co-owned by award-winning directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci, to helm the video for its song “Always”.

McFarland & Pecci previously worked with Killswitch Engage on the 30-minute documentary “New Awakening”, about the recording process for the band’s fifth studio album, “Disarm The Descent”, and the video for the CD’s lead single, “In Due Time”.

Album review quote:

“If you are a long-time fan of Killswitch Engage or like heavy, fast music and are unfamiliar with the metalcore genre, you will enjoy this album.  The return of Jesse Leach to vocal duties has not hurt the band at all, and his vocals actually may be better suited for the slightly heavier sound on this album than Howard Jones’.”

For our entire review click here. 


Upcoming Shows:
Oct 19 Monsters of Rock, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Oct 22 Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada
Oct 23 Pavillion De La Jeunesse, Quebec City, Canada
Oct 24 Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
Oct 25 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Oct 26 Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
Oct 28 The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Oct 29 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
Oct 30 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov 01 The Midland by AMC, Kansas City, MO
Nov 02 Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
Nov 03 Socorrow Entertainment Center, Socorro, TX
Nov 05 Fillmore, Denver, CO
Nov 07 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Nov 08 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Nov 11 ShoWare Center, Kent, WA
Nov 12 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Nov 14 Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada
Nov 15 Big Four, Calgary, Canada
Nov 16 Saskatoon Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, Canada
Nov 18 Myth Live, St Paul, MN
Nov 19 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 20 The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 22 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Nov 23 House Of Blues, Boston, MA
Nov 24 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 25 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 26 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Mar 06 2014 RAMFest Johannesburg, South Africa
Mar 06 2014 RAMFest Cape Town, South Africa

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Video below “Always”

Related articles:
New Video Interview With ‘Killswitch Engage’s’ ‘Adam D’ & ‘Joel Stroetzel’ [Jan.2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Lyric Video For ‘In Due Time’ Released [Feb. 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Music Video Released For ‘In Due Time’ [Feb. 2013]
New Video Interview With ‘Killswitch Engage’ [March 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Entire New Album Available For Streaming, ‘Disarm The Descent Tour’ [March 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’s’ Announce Headlining U.S. Tour With ‘As I Lay Dying’, ‘Miss May I’ & ‘Affiance’ [April 2013]
New Video Interview With ‘Killswitch Engage [April 2013]
Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent [Album review]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Answers Fan-Submitted Questions [Video] [May 2013]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Pull Out Of ‘Killswitch Engage’ North American Tour, Replacement Announced [May 2013]
New Video Interview With ‘Mike D’Antonio’ Of ‘Killswitch Engage’, New Tour Dates [June 2013]
 ‘Killswitch Engage’ Drummer ‘Justin Foley’ Forced To Sit Out Shows; ‘As I Lay Dying’s’ ‘Jordan Mancino’ To Step In [July 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Lyric Video Released For ‘Always’ [July 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Live In Bangkok Footage Available Featuring ‘As I Lay Dying’s’ ‘Jordan Mancino’ On Drums [August 2013]

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