Killswitch Engage Premiere New Song “I Am Broken Too”

Killswitch Engage have premiered a new song titled “I Am Broken Too.” This track will appear on the band’s new album “Atonement” (out August 16) and a portion of the proceeds from it will go towards Hope For The Day.

Jesse Leach commented:

“This song is very near and dear to my heart. I wanted the listener to feel the urgency, the heaviness of the topic as well as a possible connection. Many people suffer from mental illness in one form or another. I want nothing more than for people to feel like they are not alone in this struggle. There is always someone there to help, to listen, and to be there for you. Don’t lose hope and don’t let your brokenness consume you. Broken can be fixed, or at the very least, maintained. No one is alone in this fight.”

He also added:

“I personally chose Hope for the Day to be the organization we partner with for this song. I admire their tireless efforts to spread mental awareness and suicide prevention. The phrase and the hashtag #ItsOkNotToBeOk is a simple yet powerful statement. I think it coincides with #IamBrokenToo perfectly! Johnny Boucher and his organization are out spreading the powerful message of connectivity and solidarity in this fight for understanding mental health issues. I’m honored to have them on our team for this song and this movement to continue to raise awareness and keep the conversation going for mental health issues.”

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Watch Howard Jones Rejoin Killswitch Engage Onstage For “The End Of Heartache” In Quebec City

During Killswitch Engage‘s July 8 set at Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City, QC, the band were once again joined onstage by former singer Howard Jones (Light The Torch) for a performance of “The End Of Heartache.“ You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below.

Killswitch Engage Announce European/UK Tour

Killswitch Engage have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Atonement,“ which is set to be released on August 16. If you missed it, the first single from the effort, “Unleashed,” can be found HERE.

Tour Dates:

10/14 Norwich, UK – UEA
10/15 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/17 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
10/18 Manchester, UK – Academy
10/19 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/20 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/22 Brussels, BEL – AB
10/23 Amsterdam, HOL – Melkweg
10/25 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
10/26 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/28 Helsinki, FIN – Circus
10/30 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
10/31 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/01 Karlstad, SWE – Nojesfabriken
11/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/04 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
11/05 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
11/06 Munich, GER – Tonehalle
11/08 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docs
11/09 Prattelen, SWI – Z7
11/10 Nurnberg, GER – Loewensaal

Killswitch Engage Premiere New Song “Unleashed”, Reveal Details For New Album “Atonement”

Killswitch Engage have premiered a new song titled “Unleashed.” This track is from the band’s new album “Atonement,” which will be released on August 16.

Jesse Leach commented:

“‘Unleashed’ is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface. We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I’m stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album ‘Atonement’ is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.”

You can check out the cover art and track listing for “Atonement” below. It’s worth noting that the effort will feature a couple of special guests including the band’s former singer Howard Jones (Light The Torch) and Testament’s Chuck Billy.

“Atonement” Track Listing:

01. “Unleashed”
02. “The Signal Fire” (feat. Howard Jones)
03. “Us Against the World”
04. “The Crownless King” (feat. Chuck Billy)
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”

Killswitch Engage To Release New Song Next Week

It looks like Killswitch Engage are planning to release a new song titled “Unleashed” on June 25. That track will be the first single form the band’s upcoming album, which is expected to be released this fall.

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Jesse Leach Says He “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” On Killswitch Engage’s New Album

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the band’s upcoming album. According to the singer, he “wouldn’t change a thing” on the effort.

Here’s Leach’s full statement:

“Today I listened to the new album in its entirety while climbing a mountain. Yes it was epic!

After all the time, blood, sweat, tears and a damn vocal surgery…I have to say I wouldn’t change a thing. At first I was a bit crestfallen that a few songs I truly loved didn’t make the cut.

Now after time has passed (and I’ve not listened to it for a while) I listened with fresh ears today. I gotta say I am quite satisfied! The messages, the tones, the track listing order, the artwork, the over all feel of this album it just feels fresh! I feel there is something for everyone on this one.

It captures the wide range of styles and topics that are part of our history as a band as well as pushing things just a touch. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a very picky and perpetually unsatisfied (and fairly insecure) artist to feel accomplished. Anyway enough out of me for now, more to come in the next month or so! Until then many thanks for all the love and support my friends! Here is to another chapter and another album cycle on the way!”

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Today I listened to the new album in its entirety while climbing a mountain. Yes it was epic! After all the time, blood, sweat, tears and a damn vocal surgery…I have to say I wouldn’t change a thing. At first I was a bit crestfallen that a few songs I truly loved didn’t make the cut. Now after time has passed (and I’ve not listened to it for a while) I listened with fresh ears today. I gotta say I am quite satisfied! The messages, the tones, the track listing order, the artwork, the over all feel of this album it just feels fresh! I feel there is something for everyone on this one. It captures the wide range of styles and topics that are part of our history as a band as well as pushing things just a touch. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a very picky and perpetually unsatisfied (and fairly insecure) artist to feel accomplished. Anyway enough out of me for now, more to come in the next month or so! Until then many thanks for all the love and support my friends! Here is to another chapter and another album cycle on the way! . #Repost @musicmadnessmagazine ・・・ @killswitchengage at @sonictemplefestival More to come at MusicMadnessMagazine.com #killswitchengage, #SonicTempleFestival, #SonicTemple, #DWP, #MapfreStadium, #MusicMadnessMagazine, #livemusicphotography, #trevorwilliamsphotography #JesseLeach #PunkRockMetalHead

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Adam Dutkiewicz Says Killswitch Engage Have No Plans To Celebrate The 15th Anniversary Of “The End Of Heartache”

Killswitch Engage‘s 2004 album “The End Of Heartache” turned 15 earlier this month, but Adam Dutkiewicz has told Kerrang! that the band are not planning to celebrate the anniversary. The guitarist says the group are more concerned with their new album, which is expected to be released this fall.

Dutkiewicz said the following about the anniversary:

“It’s kind of just a flash in the band, and then we move on for the next thing. We’re in the middle of trying to set up the new record. It’s funny, our bassist, Mike [D’Antonio], was like ‘Hey, should we be thinking about doing a 15th anniversary tour for this record?’ and I was like ‘No! We should be thinking about this new record!’”

He also added:

“We shouldn’t live in the past, y’know? I feel like there’s been too much of that recently. Maybe more people should focus on writing more material, and not just trying to rehash stuff, y’know? There’s just too much of that!

I’m happy that everyone agreed with me that it wasn’t a good idea, especially because we literally just finished our new record. So we have things to worry about.”

Considering “The End Of Heartache” featured Howard Jones vocals, the decision to not celebrate the anniversary will probably save the band some headaches from fans that have been begging them to bring him back.