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 »

Apr 252017

Fan-filmed video footage of Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna performing the DIO classic “Holy Diver” with Killswitch Engage on April 23 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California can be seen below.

Killswitch Engage played in San Francisco as part of “The Killthrax Tour”, a co-headlining bill with Anthrax that also features The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange as support. Continue reading »

Apr 182017

Killswitch Engage‘s “Alive Or Just Breathing” (Roadrunner) was released on May 21, 2002 and has since secured its reputation as a modern classic, as noted by its election to Decibel‘s elite Hall Of Fame canon. The record celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The band, which released its most recent album, “Incarnate”, in March 2016, is commemorating the occasion with an 180-gram black vinyl version of the album that drops on May 12.

Fans can pre-order the vinyl here; there are 15-year anniversary merch bundles also on sale.

Additionally, a limited-release beer, cleverly dubbed “Alive Or Just Brewing”, will be released in conjunction with the vinyl. The beer is available in select markets, including Tampa, New York City, and the Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room. More info can be found here. Continue reading »

Jan 142017

Killswitch Engage released the 2-disc, Blu-ray and CD package “Beyond The Flames: Home Video Vol. II” in November 2016. The band is pleased to announce that “Beyond The Flames” is available digitally now. “Beyond The Flames” is available for purchase here.

“Beyond The Flames: Home Video Vol. II” is a treasure trove of gripping content, featuring over 3.5 hours of footage. It is a complete piece that is sure to delight KsE fans, due the compelling history of the band and the honesty with which the story is told.

At the heart of this release is the 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade away, to the band he helped form back in 1999. Continue reading »