Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire Latin American Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 16, 2014

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Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire will be touring Latin America in August. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage North American Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

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Killswitch Engage will be touring North America in May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Miss May I Added To Killswitch Engage, Trivium UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 28, 2013

Miss May I have been added to Killswitch Engage and Trivium’s upcoming UK tour  Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage Release “Always” Short Film

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 22, 2013

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Killswitch Engage have posted a short film for “Always.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage, Trivium UK Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 14, 2013

Killswitch Engage and Trivium will be going out on a UK co-headlining tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone In Bicycle Accident

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 29, 2013

Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage has suffered a broken collarbone in a bicycle accident. Jordan Mancino of As I Lay Dying will be filling in for the band on international dates, and Foley should recover by Killswitch’s US tour. Check out a message from the band below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage “Always” Lyric Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 26, 2013

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Killswitch Engage have released a new lyric video for “Always.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 17, 2013

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Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Testament, and Huntress will be going out on a lengthy North American tour this fall. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Word Alive, Darkest Hour Added To Killswitch Engage, Miss May I Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 16, 2013

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The Word Alive and Darkest Hour have been added to Killswitch Engage and Miss May I summer tour in place of As I Lay Dying. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Tour Round-Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 14, 2013

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours:

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Forever Came Calling, Heart To Heart, Last Call [Now-04/21]
 
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]

North America  
John Nolan, Geoff Rickly [05/10-05/18] 
You, Me & Everyone We Know, Squid The Whale [05/10-06/06]
Cartel, State Champs [05/11-05/16] 
Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I [05/30-07/08]
Cute Is What We Aim For, The Dangerous Summer [06/06-06/20]
Cursive [06/20-06/24] 
Mixtapes, You Blew It!, Light Years [06/27-07/21] 
City And Colour [09/14-11/08] 

UK|Mainland Europe  
All Time Low, Green Day [05/29-07/04]

Australia
Jonny Craig [07/11-07/31]

South America  
Story Of The Year, The Swellers [08/16-08/17] 

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Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I Announce Tour With Affiance

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 10, 2013

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Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and Miss May I will be touring with Affiance in May and June. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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BMTH Sell 30K Records With Two Month Leak; Killswitch Sell 50k, Alk3 Sell 26K

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 10, 2013

Bring Me The Horizon's Sempiternal leaked two months early, but it still managed to sell 30,000 records and debut on the top 15 in the Billboard charts. Killswitch Engage and Alkaline Trio also had monster debut weeks in the top 25. Check out the top 25 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.” 

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POZ Review: Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 5, 2013

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*This review was composed by Marc Gary Gray and edited by Erik van Rheenen

Formula. 

What a divisive word in the world of music. To some, it is an insult of the highest degree, relegating the accused band to a passionless machine devoid of creativity or innovation. To others, the opposite is true. Much like New Coke bombed in the 80s by changing a beloved formula, certain fans take comfort in a tried-and-true recipe from their favorite bands. These bands have found a formula that works and sounds great, so they should keep that momentum until it fizzles and avoid trying to reinvent themselves just for the sake of something novel. Being in neither camp, I’m objective about this particular debate. So let’s see how this relates directly to the subject at hand, the new Killswitch Engage release, Disarm the Descent.

Let me first say that, regardless of how you feel about the aforementioned “f word,” you will immediately notice that this album continues the trademark sound that has made Killswitch Engage one of the leaders in the current metalcore movement. Checklist: a) the vocals are screamed in the verses, sung in the chorus, and simultaneously screamed/sung during interludes and breakdowns; b) palm-muted rhythm guitar riffs with catchy lead picking parts; c) quick, not-overly-complex guitar solos; d) drums that are much more on the “core” side of metalcore than the “metal” side. You get the idea. 

That said, this album fucking rocks. I dare you to turn on the album’s first track, “The Hell in Me,” and not immediately nod your head and air guitar along. Killswitch brings a songwriting prowess, instrumental expertise, intensity, and production value (Adam D, of course) that so many imitators will never come close to reaching. This is the first album since 2002’s Alive or Just Breathing to feature vocalist Jesse David Leach, with previous vocalist Howard Jones leaving the band amicably last year. As a matter of personal taste, this change is neither an upgrade nor downgrade; however, I do see the return of Leach have revitalizing potential for a band that has been steadily recording and producing for over a decade.

I saw Killswitch live in Portland a few months back with Leach manning the vocals, and the exuberance and energy of that show were through the roof, especially from Leach. Basically, these five guys looked thrilled to be touring and performing together, translating to a manic performance not soon to be forgotten. 

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 31, 2013

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April 2nd is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Click “Read More” below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Killswitch Engage ‘Disarm The Descent’ Album Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 27, 2013

Killswitch Engage's Disarm The Descent can be streamed below by clicking “Read More.”

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