New Video Interview with ‘Killlswitch Engage’ Posted Online


Killswitch2013The Rave TV‘s Alex Stafford conducted an interview with Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage before the band’s July 31 concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below.

Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach recently finished laying down vocals on five songs for the band’s forthcoming seventh full-length album. The follow-up to 2013’s “Disarm The Descent” is tentatively due in early 2016 via Roadrunner.

Leach wrote in a post on Instagram: “[I am] pretty stoked on the song I just finished. It turned out to be quite unique sonically and lyrically. It’s an ode to the road, the trials and triumphs, the friendships and long-distance love.”

He continued: “So far this record has a little bit of everything, and I couldn’t be happier with it. [I am] also pushing my voice to higher registers and allowing the grit to come through, which definitely suits my style as a vocalist.

“The topics are pretty heavy so far on the first four (even though they are all very different from each other,) so this one rounds it out with a more uptempo sing-along feel (almost punk rock meets ’80s metal riffs with double bass for good measure).”

Jesse added: “I truly hopeKillswitch Engage fans of all types will be able to find something they dig on this record. That being said, so far I truly feel I’ve put my everything into this record.”

Killswitch Engage concert film shot on October 31, 2014 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts will be included on the band’s next DVD release, tentatively due before the end of the year. The performance footage was filmed by the direction team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci (Fear Factory, Meshuggah) using five Canon C300 cameras outfitted with Zeiss Prime Super Speed Lenses.

Killswitch Engage recently finished recording a new song, “Loyalty”, that is featured on the mixtape for HBO‘s hit fantasy series “Game Of Thrones”.

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.

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Aug 01 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Aug 02 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Canada
Aug 04 Big Four Calgary, Canada
Aug 05 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, Canada
Aug 07 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
Aug 08 Revolution Garden City, ID
Aug 09 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Aug 11 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
Aug 12 Knitting Factory Concert House Reno, NV
Aug 13 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA (Sold Out)
Aug 14 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
Aug 16 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Nov 01 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton, NH
Nov 03 Freedom Hall Lancaster, PA
Nov 04 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
Nov 06 Egyptian Room – Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Nov 07 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI
Nov 08 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
Nov 10 The National Richmond, VA
Nov 11 Hooligans Jacksonville, NC
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Nov 14 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, FL
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Nov 20 Marquee Tempe, AZ
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