Killswitch Engage Working On Two Wrestling Theme Songs

It looks like Killswitch Engage are working on two wrestling theme songs. Mike D’Antonio revealed the news on the Untitled Podcast, and said one track will be a cover for WWE, and that the other will be for separate company.

D’Antonio said the following:

“We’re not actually not even supposed to talk about it, but we have two wrestling theme songs in the works right now. One I believe is finished… The first one is done and then the second one we’re gonna start recording in like two weeks.

One’s for one company and then the other is for WWE. The WWE one was really complicated because it was another thing where they sent us a song and said, ‘You need to cover this as best as possible or as close as possible’ and it’s not a good song.

So we had a tough time with it and a lot of the dudes were like ‘I don’t wanna do this.’ And I get it. I understand. If it’s a really crappy song, if we gotta put our name on it, we don’t want our fans thinking we wrote something terrible. So we got this song to where we’re comfortable and we’re gonna start recording it soon.”

[via The PRP]

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Anthrax & Killswitch Engage Announce Second “KillThrax” Tour

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have announced another North American tour together. This time, Havok will serve as support.

Anthrax’s Frank Bello commented:

“After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch ENGAGE, I’m psyched for round two of ‘KillThrax’, and we’re adding Havok to the heaviness!!”

Charlie Benante added:

“The shows were great, the audiences were great, and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?”

Scott Ian continued:

“‘Evil Dead II’. ‘Dawn of the Dead’. ‘The Godfather: Part 2’. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. All sequels that are better than the original. Add ‘KillThrax II’ to that list. Back by popular demand, ‘KillThrax’ is coming at ya again my friends.”

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach also commented:

“We are looking forward to the next leg of the ‘KillThrax’ tour. We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax! There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no-brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It’s an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! ‘KillThrax’ is gearing up for round two, so let’s keep the party rolling!”

Like they did last time, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will rotate the headlining spot each night.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/26 London, ON – London Music Hall
01/27 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
01/28 Richmond, VA – The National
01/30 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
01/31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/02 Milwaukee, WI – Club Stage @ Eagles Ballroom
02/03 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
02/05 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/06 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
02/08 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Music Hall
02/09 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/14 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/16 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/19 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
02/20 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place Casino
02/21 Calgary, AB – Mac Hall
02/23 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/25 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/02 Rochester, NY – The Dome
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 Portland, ME – State Theater

Killswitch Engage In The Studio Working On New Music

Killswitch Engage have been in the studio working on new music. They shared the following posts:

Mike D laying down the bass! #KillswitchEngage #Kse @darkicondesign

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The "odd couple" putting in work. Adam D has a way to balance out my hyper chaotic creative mind. I come in with a ton of ideas and he organizes, tweaks and modifies them just a touch here and there. I really enjoy working with him, it's just easy. Hell sometimes there are no words exchanged we just know when it's working or not. I wouldn't be the song writer or vocalist I am today with out his wisdom of music and theory. Dude is on some next level, very grateful to be able to work with him through the years. Rad new KSE track just about done. It's a single so it'll be out sooner than waiting for a record to be competed… however it's still a wait so as the kids say, the hype is real!" Ha ha ha stoked for this beast of a song! #PuttingInWork #KillswitchEngage #AdamD #JesseLeach #CookingUpABeastInTheLab #Kse

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Killswitch Engage To Start “Jam Sessions” For Their New Album In October

It looks like Killswitch Engage will start “jam sessions” for their new album in October. New music will be released in 2018, with the band sharing the following post:

Killswitch Engage Officially Announce “Alive Or Just Breathing” Vinyl Reissue & “Alive Or Just Brewing” Beer

Killswitch Engage have announced that they will be reissuing “Alive Or Just Breathing” on vinyl to celebrate its 15th anniversary. It will be available at the band’s merch booth starting May 5, and it will hit stores on May 12. You can preorder that HERE. The band also announced that they will be releasing “Alive Or Just Brewing” beer as well. The beer will have a “limited release” in New York City and Tampa, FL, and it will also be on tap at the Cigar City Tasting Room in Tampa, and at The Paramount in Huntington, NY during their May 5 show.

#Repost @jesse_d_leach with @repostapp ・・・ 2017 marks the 15 year anniversary of the release of 'Alive Or Just Breathing'. To commemorate this occasion, we're releasing a 180-Gram black vinyl edition of the album, to be released in stores on May 12, 2017! You can preorder it now along with exclusive merch at our official store: http://www.shopbenchmark.com/killswitchengage (or click the link in my bio) The vinyl will also be available on tour starting 5/5 in Long Island. So you can celebrate the anniversary properly, we've teamed up with our good friends at Cigar City Brewing for our very own New England Style IPA – 'Alive Or Just Brewing'! The beer can be found in limited release in the New York City and Tampa, FL markets, as well as on tap at the Cigar City Tasting Room in Tampa. The beer will also be tapped at The Paramount for our May 5 show on the #Killthrax Tour with Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange. #aliveorjustbreathing15yearanniversary #AliveOrJustBreathing #aliveorjustbrewing #CigarCity #killswitchengage #killthrax #killthraxtour #RageMode #Beer #Vinyl

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#Repost @darkicondesign with @repostapp ・・・ Tasting the new "Alive Or Just Brewing" beer last night!

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Killswitch Engage To Perform In Virtual Reality For The First Time

Killswitch Engage’s April 17 show at the House of Blues in Houston, TX will be broadcasted in virtural reality thanks to NextVR and Live Nation. Fans will be able to view the show in VR around the world (except in China) by using the NextVR app with a Google Daydream or a Samsung Gear VR headset and a compatible smartphone. More info can be found HERE.