Well, I can’t say I haven’t been curious as to what the band consisting of former Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed vocalist Howard Jones, All Shall Perish‘s Francesco Artusato and Devolved drummer John Sankey would sound like. I have. The band, called Devil You Know, have unveiled the lead single off of their forthcoming album The Beauty Of Destruction, titled “Seven Years Alone” and it’s pretty great. Check out the track after the jump and weigh in in the comments. Continue reading
I actually only listened to the new Killswitch Engage album for the first time a week ago. I’m not sure why I put it off so long because I always enjoyed Killswitch when Jesse Leech was at the helm, I just hadn’t gotten to it. I really do like it a lot and I also like the bands latest music video for their song “Always.” This definitely isn’t one of their heavier tracks, but it’s a beautiful song and the video is very engaging and could probably incite emotion from a lot of people.
Check out the video after the jump. You could probably consider this a short film by Ian MacFarland and Mike Pecci, as it truly tells a story. It is probably my favorite music video of 2013. Check it: Continue reading
Death Ray Vision, which is a collection of former members of Overcast (Pete Cortese) and Cannae (Colin Conway) with Brian Fair of Shadows Fall on vocals and bassist Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage, came together a while back and their music is a pretty rad brand of Hatebreed-ish metallic hardcore. The band’s debut album We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’ was released back in September and the band has just released their first music video for their track “Barfly.”
Check out the video after the jump. Oh, the dreads. Continue reading
Yep. They’re back. This is the way I’ve wanted Killswitch Engage to sounds since Jesse left the band back in the day. The grooving riffs are incredible and Jesse’s voice is very welcome with Killswitch‘s all around improved sound.
Wait, what the hell am I talking about? Oh, not much. Just a new Killswitch Engage song that is currently streaming. It’s rad. Check it out… Continue reading
The mighty godfathers of metalcore, Killswitch Engage, made their return to the forefront of the metal community yesterday when they unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album, “Disarm The Descent“. The announcement was made in the form of what looks to be an iMovie created clip featuring a whole thirty-seconds of new music!!!
This is probably the metal communities most anticipated release as a collective, while it’s probably a release I might check out just to see if it’s as sterile as I remember KsE being. To all our readers that are shitting themselves with excitement over this news, you can watch the new clip after the jump. Oh, and try to contain your gushing, this isn’t Blabbermouth…. Continue reading
Shannon Lucas, drummer for The Black Dahlia Murder, recently went to the web to officially announce his departure from The Black Dahlia Murder. In his video statement (below) Shannon reveals he will be stepping back from his drumming duties to pursue other interests. These interests include: his project with George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher from Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, a new project and to open a tattoo shop with his wife outside Richland, Virginia. Ex-Abigail Williams drummer Alan Cassidy will be filling in for the time being. Check out the official statement below.
Nostalgia alert!Killswitch Engage have just announced some news that will make their
rumored confirmed tour with Shadows Fall will a very special one, The band plans on performing their seminal album “Alive Or Just Breathing” from start to finish at every stop. It was pretty obvious that KsE has been planning to do this ever since the return of the band’s former vocalist Jesse Leach but have been waiting for the right promotional opportunity, and now that the album that set the benchmark for cookie cutter generic metalcore is ten years old, what better time to cash in and do what every arguably washed up band seems to be doing these days?
I guess I shouldn’t be bitching since it was probably the best thing they’ve ever done (even though I like Howard Jones vocals more). If interested, you can watch a trailer for the tour at the top and check the tour dates below –
11/24 San Bernardino, CA – NOS Event Center (“California Metalfest VI“)
11/25 San Francisco, CA – Slims
11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
11/30 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
12/01 Kansas City, KS – Beaumont Club
12/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/04 Tampa, FL – State Theater
12/05 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
12/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12/11 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
12/12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
12/14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
12/16 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12/17 Brooklyn, NY – Willamsburg Music Hall
12/18 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
12/19 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
12/20 Portland, ME – State Theater
– Josh Huddleston
I am beyond stoked to have Jesse Leech back in Killswitch Engage. The band may actually start putting out relevant music again! The band performed at Rock Am Ring this year and while there they played their cover of Dio‘s “Holy Diver,” which I think sounds way, way better with Jesse on vocals. I was never truly fond of the cover because of my deep seated love of Dio, but this version is much better. Check it out below and check out their full set after the jump. It’s pretty fucking great. Bring on that new album already!
I have been wondering about this since it was announced that Jesse Leach would once more become the frontman of Killswitch Engage and apparently I wasn’t the only one who was curious if Jesse would be able to handle the Howard Jones-era songs, which are some pretty monumental songs in Killswitch‘s history.
Well, this issue has been resolved because footage has appeared online of Jesse Leach not just performing some of the huge Howard Jones-era songs, but doing a phenomenal job at it. This is obviously no chore for Leach because he absolutely crushes “I Bid Farewell,” “The End Of Heartache” and Killswitch‘s cover of Dio‘s “Holy Diver.” You can see footage of all of these songs below. Thanks to MetalSucks for the tip.
Who didn’t see this coming, really? I mean, when Howard split with Killswitch Engage back in early January, everyone’s logical replacement was Jesse Leach, the original frontman of the band. Everyone knew it, they just wouldn’t own up to it. Regardless, if you care about this band, you are either stoked or bummed out. Either way, Killswitch Engage is whole again.
While I am not a fan of Killswitch Engage, it did come as a shock to me when the band decided to part ways with vocalist Howard Jones. Not sure what the future now hold for either party. Will Killswitch find another vocalist to try and fill the void? Will Howard put out another Blood Has Been Shed record? Who knows. I’m honestly not interested in this, but I am sure that some of you might be Killswitch fans. Below you can read what the band had to say on their Facebook page.
Okay, I’m not a Killswitch fan, but I thought the band was mildly talented back in my early teens (when Jesse Leach was still frontman) but when the band’s sound took a shift (after Howard joined the band), I gave up on them. I know Killswitch have been an influence for a lot of bands that are creating metal/deathcore right now, I mean Killswitch did what they did well and apparently they have been quite an inspiration in or around Japan.
This band (that I’ve never heard of) called Each of The Days sounds so much like Killswitch that it’s not even funny. Of course, they sound like Howard Jones-era, but the sound regardless. When the lead singer, Norio does his clean vocals he almost sounds like Corey Taylor. So apparently Killswitch Engage weren’t the only influences for this band. If I was into metalcore like this nowadays I’d probably dig this, however I don’t. It’s a good track, but not my cup, ya’ know? Each of The Day recently released a new music video off of their forthcoming Sweet Charion. Enjoy it if you’re down.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
In a recent interview with Lithium Magazine, Adam D of Killswitch Engage is starting a project with Corpsegrinder and Shannon Lucas of TBDM. When asked about the project, Adam described it as a “death metal side project”. I am not a big fan of either of these bands personally, but it does sound like it would be an interesting listen.
Check out the interview here: http://www.lithiummagazine.com/interview-adam-dutkiewicz-times-grace-july-1st-2011
I took the liberty of posting a song from each band. Just because I can