New Video Interview With ‘Mike D’Antonio’ Of ‘Killswitch Engage’, New Tour Dates


Mike D'antonioOn May 5, Heavy Metal Artwork conducted an interview with bassist Mike D’Antonio of Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, England. You can now watch the chat below.

Killswitch Engage kicked off its summer headline tour in support of “Disarm The Descent” on May 30 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The region was hit by a devastating tornado on May 20. Therefore, the band has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s tickets sales to the Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma.

Disarm The Descent, the fifth studio album from Massachusetts metallers Killswitch Engage, 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 via Roadrunner Records.

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 BreathingLeach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by D’Antonio.

Album Review Quote:

“The album is filled with some great riffs and guitar work that definitely inspire movement.  Song structure is very similar and seems to be almost formulaic.  Songs typically start out with some awesome, fast heavy riffs and screaming vocals then shift into clean choruses with nice harmonies, and finally turn into a breakdown section with more shouting/screaming vocals and the occasional guitar solo.”

You can read the full review for “Disarm The Decent” at this location.

Upcoming Shows:
Jun 23 The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
Jun 25 The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Jun 27 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
Jun 28 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Jun 29 Shrine Auditorium, Billings, MT
Jul 01 The Venue, Fargo, ND
Jul 02 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Jul 03 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
Jul 05 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 06 House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Jul 07 Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
Jul 08 Mojoes, Joliet, IL

Jul 27 Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
Jul 29 Hollywood Awards Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Jul 31 SM Sky Dome, Manila, Philippines
Aug 03 Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, Spain
Aug 04 Hevy Fest, London, United Kingdom
Aug 07 Dynamo Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 09 Getaway Rock, Gavle, Sweden
Aug 10 Jurassic Rock Festival, Mikkeli, Finland
Aug 12 Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 13 Der HIRSCH, Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 14 Aerodrome, Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 16 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 17 ELB Riot Hamburg, Germany
Aug 18 X RockFest Herford, Germany
Oct 19 Monsters of Rock, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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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]

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