Aug 202019
 

‘The Signal Fire’, the new music video from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, is taken from the band’s new album, “Atonement”, which was released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. The electrifying performance clip was directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (“The Godfathers Of Hardcore”Meshuggah).

“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach. “This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message — not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding! There is strength in unity.”

Leach continues: “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together. Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”

“It was another silly day at the office,” adds Jones. “Good food, lots of wrestling talk, and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. Shoutout to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles — with a hint of metal.” Continue reading »

Aug 052019
 

The official music video for ‘I Am Broken Too’ the new single from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage, can be seen below. The song is taken from Killswitch Engage‘s new album, “Atonement”, which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world.

The band is donating a portion of the proceeds from ‘I Am Broken Too’ to Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that focuses on suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.

“This song is very near and dear to my heart,” singer Jesse Leach explained. “I wanted the listener to feel the urgency, the heaviness of the topic as well as a possible connection. Many people suffer from mental illness in one form or another. I want nothing more than for people to feel like they are not alone in this struggle. There is always someone there to help, to listen, and to be there for you. Don’t lose hope and don’t let your brokenness consume you. Broken can be fixed, or at the very least, maintained. No one is alone in this fight.”

Leach added about the “I Am Broken Too” clip: “The video is a reflection of real-life events that loved ones have gone through. Kyle Cogan and Zack Stauffer did an amazing job of bringing it all to life. The result is a powerful video that captures the essence and desperation of the song.” Continue reading »

Jul 162019
 

The official lyric video for ‘I Am Broken Too’ , the new single from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage, can be seen below. The song is taken from Killswitch Engage‘s new album, “Atonement”, which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world.

The band is donating a portion of the proceeds from “I Am Broken Too” to Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that focuses on suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.

“This song is very near and dear to my heart,” singer Jesse Leach explains. “I wanted the listener to feel the urgency, the heaviness of the topic as well as a possible connection. Many people suffer from mental illness in one form or another. I want nothing more than for people to feel like they are not alone in this struggle. There is always someone there to help, to listen, and to be there for you. Don’t lose hope and don’t let your brokenness consume you. Broken can be fixed, or at the very least, maintained. No one is alone in this fight.” Continue reading »

Jun 052018
 

Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage have signed with Metal Blade Records. The band’s upcoming album will be made available through Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America.

Metal Blade‘s CEO/founder Brian Slagel commented: “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

Added Killswitch singer Jesse Leach: “I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for Killswitch Engage and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.” Continue reading »

May 062017
 

Chef Brian Tsao, known for his stint on Food Network‘s “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Chopped”, as well as his heavy metal persona on the web series “Taste Of Metal”, is hosting “Small Bites Of Hope”, a pop-up culinary event benefiting the non-profit organization Hope For The Day.

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness month in May, Tsao will team up Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach to host a unique event that raises awareness for mental health advocacy and suicide prevention.

The event will offer exquisite catering from Tsao, signature cocktails from Black Craft, craft beer from Six Point Brewery, dessert from Snow Days, and much more!

Proceeds will benefit Hope For The Day, a non-profit organization that achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms. Continue reading »