‘Killswitch Engage’ Nominated For A Grammy In The ‘Best Metal Performance’ Category


Killswitch2013Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage have notched a 2014 Grammy nomination. The band’s song ‘In Due Time’, the lead single from this year’s critically acclaimed “Disarm The Descent” album, which marked the return of original singer Jesse Leach after a decade-long absence, has been recognized in the “Best Metal Performance” category.

This is the band’s second Grammy nomination. The title track from 2004’s gold-selling “The End Of Heartache” was nominated for a Grammy in the same category in 2005.

Of the nomination, Leach said, “All of us in Killswitch Engage are pleased to be nominated for a Grammy! We are also honored to share this nomination with such great bands.

“No matter what the outcome, it means even more to us to be able to do what we love and have such amazing fans.

“Huge thanks to everyone that has supported us and to all the hard-working people who help make this band what it is — we can’t do this with out you!

“It is refreshing to see metal being noticed by the Grammys and we hope in the future it receives even more exposure and recognition.”

2013 has been an incredible year for Killswitch Engage. Upon the April release of “Disarm The Descent”, the band maintained a near-constant presence on the road, embarking on a highly successful headline tour in the summer and returning to the road this fall to enjoy a co-headline trek with Lamb of God.

The band’s latest single, the powerful and resonant ‘Always’, is currently at radio, with the emotional video garnering plenty of attention for its heartfelt and moving portrayal of a relationship in crisis between two siblings.

Killswitch Engage will start 2014 with a bang. In addition to this Grammy nomination, the band will head to Ireland before embarking on a U.K. tour with their labelmates in Trivium. Dates and locations are listed below.

The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category are as follows:

Anthrax – ‘T.N.T.’
Track from: “Anthems”
Label: Megaforce

Black Sabbath – ‘God Is Dead?’
Track from: “13”
Label: Vertigo/Republic

Dream Theater – ‘The Enemy Inside’
Track from: “Dream Theater”
Label: Roadrunner Records

Killswitch Engage – ‘In Due Time’
Track from: “Disarm The Descent”
Label: Roadrunner Records

Volbeat feat. King Diamond – ‘Room 24’
Track from: “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”
Label: Republic Records

grammy2014nomineesNominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards were announced this past Friday night [December 6] by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the sixth year, nominations for the annual Grammy Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night”, a one-hour CBS entertainment special broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

“This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a statement.

This year’s Grammy Awards process registered more than 22,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period [October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013]. Grammy ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on December 11 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by January 8, 2014, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 56th Grammy telecast.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


“Disarm The Decent” 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. 

UK Trivium

Upcoming Shows:
Jan 29 The Academy Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Jan 30 The Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
Feb 01 Manchester Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 02 Brixton O2 Academy, London, United Kingdom
Feb 03 Newcastle O2 Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Feb 04 Glasgow O2 Academy, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 06 Birmingham O2 Academy, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 07 Southampton Guildhall, Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 07 RAMFest, Cape Town, South Africa
Mar 08 RAMFest, Johannesburg, South Africa
Apr 02 Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan
Apr 03 Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan
Apr 04 Logos, Fukuoka, Japan
Apr 06 Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan
Apr 07 Tokyo Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan

Weblinks: Website / Facebook / Twitter

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]
‘Killswitch Engage’ ‘Disarm The Descent’ Guitar Tab Book Now Available [Oct. 2013]
 On The Bus With ‘Killswitch’s’ ‘Adam Dutkiewicz’, ‘Jesse Leach’ , Video Available, New Tour Dates [Nov. 2013]

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