Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Says He Is “About Half Way Through” Tracking Vocals On 21 Songs

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has revealed that he is “about half way through” tracking vocals on 21 songs for the band’s new album. Once he is done, the group will be able to choose which tracks they want to use for the effort. Leach shared the below Instagram post regarding that:


Killswitch Engage Announce Rescheduled U.S. Dates

Killswitch Engage have announced a number of rescheduled U.S. shows that were originally cancelled after Jesse Leach underwent vocal cord surgery. These new dates will also feature special guests Born Of Osiris, Crowbar and Death Ray Vision.

Tour Dates:

11/24 Providence, RI – The Strand
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/27 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/28 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/30 Louisville, KY – Mercury Theater
12/01 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
12/02 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/04 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
12/05 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
12/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Howard Jones On Jesse Leach: “It’s Cool To Call Him A Friend”

Former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones (Light The Torch) recently rejoined the band onstage at a couple of shows to perform “The End Of Heartache.” Now, during a recent interview with Antihero Magazine, he explained how all that came about:

“Adam [Dutkiewicz] hit me up and said, ‘Hey, you wanna be my girlfriend for the London shows?’ I said, ‘Okay.’ That is literally how it happened. So I came, showed up, hugged everybody, Jesse [Leach] was, like, ‘Dude, you remember the lyrics to ‘The End of Heartache’?’ I’m, like, ‘Hell no!’ But I remembered. That’s honestly what it was. We’re family. The band — Jesse, Mike [D’Antonio], Adam, Joel [Stroetzel], Justin [Foley] — we’re family. So it was cool getting to hang out with my boys again, and I just love ’em.”

He also added the following about Leach:

“He’s a great guy. Seriously, he’s just a nice dude. There’s no other way to explain it — he’s so nice. But, yeah, it’s been great, man. We’ve got a lot of similarities, so it’s just … That guy, it’s cool to call him a friend.”

[via Loudwire]

Killswitch Engage & Thy Art Is Murder Added To Parkway Drive’s European/UK Tour

Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder have been added to Parkway Drive’s European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
01/26 Leipzig, GER – Arena
01/27 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
01/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/04 Paris, FRA – Olympia
02/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
02/08 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/09 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
02/13 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
02/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/17 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/18 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin

Watch Howard Jones Rejoin Killswitch Engage Onstage For “The End Of Heartache” Once Again

During Killswitch Engage‘s set in London, England last night (August 11), the band were joined onstage by former singer Howard Jones (Light The Torch) for a performance of “The End Of Heartache“ once again. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below. If you missed it, footage of Jones performing with the group on August 10 can be found HERE.

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

During Killswitch Engage‘s set in London, England tonight (August 10), the band were 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 Sign With Metal Blade Records

Killswitch Engage have signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records. The label will handle releases in North America, while Columbia/Sony Music will handle other territories. The band’s new album will be released in 2019. It probably would have surfaced this year, but the group were delayed by Jesse Leach’s vocal surgery.

Metal Blade‘s CEO/founder Brian Slagel said the following:

“I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

Leach added:

“I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KsE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Adam Dutkiewicz continued:

“I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”