‘Killswitch Engage’ Performs Brand New Song In Michigan; Video Available


Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage debuted a brand new song, No End In Sight, this past Friday, July 20 at Ground Zero in Traverse City, Michigan. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

In a recent interview with Paige Montgomery from Alternative Revolt Magazine and the Denver Post ReverbKillswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach stated about how it feels to be back in the band, “It feels great, man. Surprisngly, [it was] a natural transition. I think the one thing for me was just learning [former Killswitch Engage singer] Howard‘s [Jones] material, learning how I was gonna, like, live in the songs and make them my own, and once that happened, it feels natural. It almost feels, in a way, that I hadn’t left, but it is ten years later and we’re all much different people, so it just feels a lot better than it did back then.”

Regarding the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band’s new album, Jesse said, “We’ve got two songs completed for our new record and another 12-13 to go that I’m gonna finish up in the fall. . . Thankfully, [they didn’t have any vocals done with Howard before I rejoined the group] — it was just music; it had no lyrics, no vocals —Howard hadn’t attempted to do anything, so it was a nice, clean slate. [The stuff sounds] fresh, fast, heavy… I couldn’t be more stoked to sing on the record. As a matter of fact, once I signed up to do the audition for those guys, they took me back to Adam‘s [Dutkiewicz, guitar] house and we listened to the record and that totally sold me. When I heard the record, I was like, ‘I’ve gotta sing on this.'”

Leach sang on the band’s first self-titled album, which came out in 2000, and on their landmark 2002 Roadrunner debut Alive Or Just BreathingLeach left the band in 2002 and was replaced by Howard Jones, but his work on Alive Or Just Breathing has always been revered by diehard, longtime Killswitch Engage fans.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross 2012 Tour Dates:

Jul 24 Lonestar Ampitheater, Lubbock, TX
Jul 25 Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX
Jul 27 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
Jul 28 Ford Pavilion, Beaumont, TX
Jul 30 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Jul 31 Ford Center, Evansville, IN
Aug 01 PNC PAVILION, Cincinnati, OH
Aug 03 Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI
Aug 04 Meadowbrook Amphitheater, Rochester Hills, MI
Aug 07 SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY
Aug 08 Glen Falls Civic Center , Glens Falls, NY
Aug 10 Scarborough Downs, Scarborough, ME
Aug 11 Heavy MTL, Montreal, Canada
Aug 12 Heavy TO, Toronto, Canada
Aug 14 STAGE AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 15 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
Aug 17 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Aug 18 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Aug 19 Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 21 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
Aug 22 Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Aug 24 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 25 Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, NM
Aug 26 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 28 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

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 ‘Howard Jones’ Has Left ‘Killswitch Engage ‘ [Jan. 2012]
Will Singer ‘Jesse Leach’ Rejoin ‘Killswitch Engage’? [Jan. 2012]
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‘Killswitch Engage’ ‘Jesse Leach’ ‘Blew Us Away In Auditions’ [Feb. 2012]
‘Jesse Leach’ On New ‘Killswitch Engage’ Material: ‘People Are Gonna Be Really Surprised’ [Feb. 2012]
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