Killswitch Engage Premiere “Vide Infra” Live Video

Killswitch Engage have premiered a new live video for their song “Vide Infra.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film, “Live At The Palladium,” which will be released on June 3. That effort will feature the band’s August 6, 2021 livestream show in which they performed their 2000 self-titled debut album and their 2019 album “Atonement” in full at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Jesse Leach commented:

“This song has stood the test of time for me, sonically and lyrically. Sonically, it shows our hardcore roots and the blend of metal. Lyrically, it has words I still stand by and hold close to my beliefs. It’s one of my favorites from our early material!”

Killswitch Engage To Release “Live At The Palladium” In June

Killswitch Engage will be releasing a new live album/film, titled “Live At The Palladium,” on June 3. The effort will feature the band’s August 6, 2021 livestream show in which they performed their 2000 self-titled debut album and their 2019 album “Atonement” in full at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Fans can pre-order the release as a two-LP set, a two-CD/Blu-ray set, and digitally.

“Live At The Palladium” Track Listing:

01. “Unleashed”
02. “The Signal Fire”
03. “Us Against The World”
04. “The Crownless King”
05. “I Am Broken Too”
06. “As Sure As The Sun Will Rise”
07. “Know Your Enemy”
08. “Take Control”
09. “Ravenous”
10. “I Can’t Be The Only One”
11. “Bite The Hand That Feeds’
12. “Temple From The Within”
13. “Vide Infra”
14. “Irreversal”
15. “Rusted Embrace”
16. “Prelude”
17. “Soilborn”
18. “Numb Sickened Eyes”
19. “In The Unblind”
20. “Just Barely Breathing”

A live video for “Know Your Enemy” from “Live At The Palladium” can be found below. Frontman Jesse Leach said the following about that track:

“This song speaks volumes about the state of the world, not only when I wrote the lyrics, but today, as well. It shines a light on the various protest songs we’ve written over the years. To me, the message is equally important as the music, and this song is no exception. And regardless of who we have become as a band, we still have our roots firmly planted in hardcore music.”

Killswitch Engage Cancel Summer European Festival Dates

Killswitch Engage have cancelled their summer festival dates in Europe. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to logistical challenges and ongoing uncertainty in Europe, we unfortunately have to cancel our 2022 summer festival dates. We plan to get back to Europe as soon as possible. Thanks to all of our European fans for your patience and understanding. Until then, please be safe and healthy. Love, KsE”

Killswitch Engage Perform With August Burns Red’s Guitarists After Joel Stroetzel Tests Positive For COVID-19

Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel will be missing the band’s immediate live shows after testing positive for COVID-19. The band revealed the news during their February 5 show in Portland, ME, which found them preforming with August Burns Red‘s Dustin Davidson and JB Brubaker as fill-ins. Fan-filmed footage from that set can be found below:

Watch Killswitch Engage Perform Three Songs With Ex-Frontman Howard Jones During Pittsburgh, PA Show

During Killswitch Engage‘s Pittsburgh, PA show with August Burns Red and Light The Torch last night (January 28), the band were joined onstage by their former singer Howard Jones for performances of “Rose Of Sharyn,” “The End Of Heartache,“ and “The Signal Fire.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Killswitch Engage Cancel Canadian Dates On Upcoming Tour With August Burns Red & Light The Torch, Add New Show In Vermont

Killswitch Engage have cancelled the Canadian dates on their upcoming North American tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch. With this news, the band have also booked an additional show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on February 2.

Killswitch Engage commented:

“Due to current Canada restrictions on events and gatherings, Killswitch Engage have to cancel their upcoming two Canada shows on Feb-01 (Montreal) and Feb-02 (Toronto). Full refunds will be available to all ticket holders from the point of purchase.

Canada has always been so great to us and we love playing for you all. We will make sure to get back as soon as we can to make up these shows. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy.

With these cancellations, we have one new show to announce. The full lineup of the Atonement 2022 tour will now be making a stop on Feb-02 in South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground. Get your tickets here:

https://www.seetickets.us/event/Killswitch-Engage/462826.”

Tour Dates:

01/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
01/29 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
01/31 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
02/02 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/04 Wallingford, CT – The Dome
02/05 Portland, ME – State Theater
02/06 Boston, MA – House of Blues
02/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02/10 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
02/11 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
02/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
02/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX – SouthSide Ballroom
02/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
02/22 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
02/23 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/25 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
02/27 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
03/01 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
03/03 Denver, CO – Fillmore
03/05 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
03/07 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Columbus, OH – Express Live
03/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
03/11 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

Killswitch Engage Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With August Burns Red & Light The Torch

Killswitch Engage have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch. The trek is now set to take place in winter 2022.

Tour Dates:

01/28 Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
01/29 Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
01/31 Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
02/01 Montreal, QC — M-Telus
02/02 Toronto, ON — Rebel
02/04 Wallingford, CT — The Dome
02/05 Portland, ME — State Theater
02/06 Boston, MA — House of Blues
02/08 New York, NY — Terminal 5
02/10 Raleigh, NC — Ritz
02/11 Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
02/12 Orlando, FL — House of Blues
02/14 Houston, TX — House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX — SouthSide Ballroom
02/17 Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
02/18 Los Angeles, CA — Wiltern
02/19 Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
02/21 Ventura, CA — Ventura Theater
02/22 Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium
02/23 San Francisco, CA — Warfield
02/25 Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
02/26 Missoula, MT — Wilma Theater
02/27 Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
03/01 Boise, ID — Revolution
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT — Complex
03/03 Denver, CO — Fillmore
03/05 Green Bay, WI — EPIC Event Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore
03/07 Chicago, IL — Radius
03/08 Columbus, OH — Express Live
03/10 Detroit, MI — Fillmore
03/11 Rochester, NY — Main Street Armory
03/12 Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) commented:

“The long wait is finally over. We worked very hard to carefully piece this tour back together properly. After the tour was shut down two days in when it started in 2020, we are bringing it back! We are honored and stoked to have August Burns Red and Howard Jones and the boys in Light the Torch along to make this an ‘all killer, no filler’ lineup.”

Howard Jones (Light The Torch) added:

“FINALLY! We get to pick up where we left off on the Atonement tour with KsE and ABR! We couldn’t be more excited to resume with the same lineup, and additional dates have been added so don’t miss this noisy party. Now, stop reading this and get your tickets. GO! This will be a tour to remember and you do not want to miss it!”

Killswitch Engage Share “Us Against The World” Live Video

Killswitch Engage have shared a new live video for their song “Us Against The World.” The footage is taken from the band’s August 2021 livestream show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. The track is from their latest album “Atonement.” Jesse Leach commented:

“This is one of my favorite songs off the album so I’m glad it is getting some attention and a visual component. It’s a song about facing down the odds and finding confidence to overcome and conquer a situation. I originally wrote it as a battle cry song with my warrior Highland Scottish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestors in mind. However, it can be about friendship, love, or even the camaraderie of being in a band traveling the world. The title says it all – ‘Us Against The World!’”

Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz Opens Up About Battling Depression During The Pandemic: “This Was The Worst Year Of My Life”

During a recent appearance on “Stoke The Fire”, the podcast hosted by Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz revealed that he had a battle with depression during the coronavirus lockdown. According to the guitarist, “this was the worst year of [his] life.”

Dutkiewicz said the following:

“It started out almost as thinking it was gonna be a good thing for my headspace. I remember we got on a conference call with management [at the beginning of the pandemic], and I’m, like, ‘Yeah! We get a break! We finally get a break! COVID forever!’ [Laughs] I was, like, ‘This is gonna be great. We’ll take some time and we’ll take care of ourselves, and when we get back we’ll be in an even more positive headspace. And we’ll tour non-stop when we get back to it.’ And then I think once the realization of ‘COVID’s not going anywhere’ hit, I was, like, ‘Oh, no. Oh, no.’ And then the loneliness. My girlfriend works, like, 12-hour days, so I never fucking see her. So the loneliness started eating me alive. Getting injured again — I hurt my back really bad again. Going to the hospital — all that shit. Fuck, I was [on a] downward spiral.

I guess I never really realized how dependent I am on human interaction after all. I get so burnt out on it being on tour, because you’re always around other people, so I always just thought I preferred being alone. And then when I was alone for that long, just completely by myself, I fucking went crazy.”

“This was, without a doubt, the worst year of my life — a hundred percent. I’d never gone to such a dark place ever before. I’m glad that I’ve finally pulled out of it, and the promise of good things coming was really the catalyst for that. Being able to see people, getting vaccinated and then being able to go out and things opening again, and all the [coronavirus] rates dropping. Now life is pretty much back to normal where I’m living. And it’s just amazing to see people again. I was so scared to go home and see my family because of my grandmother — she was not doing well, so I didn’t wanna be the reason that somebody in my family got sick and then gave her something. It’s just so nice to have some sense of normalcy back, and I think that’s really helped me out a lot.”

He went on to say that nothing positive came out of the pandemic:

“It’s kind of fucked up. The only thing I really took from it is that I never want to go through anything like that again. And it’s so funny — I know Jesse talks about depression and anxiety all the time, which runs in my family. Every one of my siblings has had to deal with something. And they’re either on some form of medication or they have to do some form of crazy meditation to keep their thoughts at bay. I never truly experienced the depth of it until this last year and how controlling it can be. I always just assumed, like, ‘Just have a fucking beer and have a chat with a good friend, and it’ll help fix things.’ And from what I went through last year, I realized now nothing fixes it — nothing fixes it. It’s like the most hopeless feeling you could ever have. It’s really fucking crazy. And I truly know now what it means to be depressed.”

[via Blabbermouth]