‘Killswitch Engage’s’ Guitarist ‘Joel Stroetzel’ to Miss Upcoming Shows, ‘Unearth’s’ ‘Ken Susi’ To Fill In


Killswitch2013Due to a family emergency, guitarist Joel Stroetzel of Masachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage will be forced to sit out the band’s tour dates this week. The group states: “We will be performing some songs as a four-piece and some songs with the talented and entertaining Ken Susi from Unearth.

“Our thoughts and love go out to Joel and his family.

“Joel wanted us to carry on and not cancel any shows, so here we go!

“Big thanks to Ken Susi for learning songs in a day!”

Fan-filmed video footage of Susi performing with  Killswitch Engage last weekend (Saturday, July 19) at Lupo’s in Providence, Rhode Island can be seen below.

Killswitch Engage‘s fifth studio album, “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, 2013 via Roadrunner Records.

Our review for “Disarm The Descent” can be found here.

“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 Mike D’Antonio.

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 22     Jefferson Theater     Charlottesville, VA
Jul 23     Ziggy’s     Winston Salem, NC
Jul 24     Electric Factory (This Is Hardcore)     Philadelphia, PA
Aug 08     Expo Five     Louisville, KY
Aug 09     DirtFest     Birch Run, MI
Aug 10     Austins Fuel Room     Libertyville, IL
Aug 12     Teatro Estudio Cavaret     Guadalajara, Mexico
Aug 13     Jose Cuervo Salon     Mexico City, Mexico
Aug 15     Centro De Arte Contemporaneo     Quito, Ecuador
Aug 16     Parque Simon Bolivar (Rock Al Parque Festival)     Bogota, Colombia
Aug 19     Teatro Caupolican     Santiago, Chile
Aug 20     TEATRO FLORES     Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 22     Music Hall     Curitiba, Brazil
Aug 23     Carioca Club     Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 24     Circo Voador     Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Oct 25     98KUPD Big Red Night of the Dead     Phoenix, AZ
Oct 26     KNOTFEST     San Bernardino, CA

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