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]

Killswitch Engage To Release New Coffee “Ravenous (For Coffee)”

Killswitch Engage have teamed up with Essex Coffee Roasters to create a new coffee called “Ravenous (For Coffee).” The beverage, which features “a blend of chocolate, caramel, blackberry and orange flavors,” can be pre-ordered HERE. This news comes shortly after the band revealed the details for their August 6 virtual concert “Vaccinated And Intoxicated.”

Jesse Leach Says He Wants To “Break The Mold” With Killswitch Engage’s Next Album

During a recent appearance on Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ’s “Drinks With Johnny,” Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach talked a bit about his plans for the band’s next album. The singer says he would like to “break the mold” with the record.

Leach said the following:

“My hope with Kilswitch, and I’ve really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add the quiet parts. I want us to be seen as a metal band. I don’t care about genres; subgenres are even worse. And we definitely have a formulaic way of doing things. But I would love to break that mold; I really would. I push for it a lot, but it’s hard when you’re in a quote-unquote legacy band and things are the way they are for a reason. And I’m always that guy pushing, like, ‘Let’s try this. Let’s try that.’ And the general consensus is, ‘All right, Jesse. Calm down. Calm down.’ So, for me, jumping back into [my side project] Times Of Grace or even talking about The Weapon, it’s so nice for me to have outlets outside of Killswitch where Times Of Grace can spread our wings.”

“I think [the new Times Of Grace album] is more rock and heavy metal than it is metalcore. There are still elements of it, for sure. And with The Weapon, our EP, it’s a 15-minute record — it’s just fast, pissed off punk rock. I love it. It’s so much fun to do that and to be able to go outside of what is my main thing. Killswitch, it gets fatiguing to do the same thing over and over again. So, mark my words, with the next Killswitch record, I’m gonna push really hard to just break the mold. Let’s do something different. Bring more solos in. Adam [Dutkiewicz] and Joel [Stroetzel] solo so well, and they do these little small solos to fill in between the bridge. I’m, like, ‘Why do you guys not solo?’ ‘Oh, I don’t wanna show off.’ ‘No. It’s metal.’ So I’m gonna ask for more solos on this next record.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Killswitch Engage Announce “Vaccinated And Intoxicated” Livestream Concert

Killswitch Engage have announced a virtual concert, which they are calling “Vaccinated And Intoxicated.” The event will stream on August 6 and it will feature the band performing their self-titled debut album and “Atonement” in full at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Tickets can be found HERE. Jesse Leach commented:

“I am pleased we were able to finally pull this together. I hope everyone who watches enjoys this as much as we did making it. Aside from the music, the laughter and funny moments were an equal part of the experience. The whole package really feels like a Killswitch experience and we’re stoked for everyone to see and hear it.”

Slipknot Announce Fall Tour With Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, And Code Orange

Slipknot have announced a fall U.S. tour with Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor commented:

“With the world opening up, it’s time to get excited about LIFE again. To get back to LIFE again. This tour is a long time coming and we hope you’re as excited to see it as we are to play it. Stay safe, stay (sic) and we’ll see you soon.”

Tour Dates:

09/25 Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field (Knotfest Iowa)
09/28 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/01 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/02 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/03 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/05 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/08 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/09 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
10/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/26 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange)
10/30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
11/01 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
11/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, & Light The Torch Hoping To Reschedule Their Tour For 2022

As previously reported, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, and Light The Torch were forced to postpone their upcoming tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Killswitch Engage have offered an update on the trek saying that they are hoping to reschedule the dates for 2022.

Killswitch Engage said the following:


We have a new update on the North America Atonement tour. We are hopeful that we can make this tour happen with the same lineup sometime in the first half of 2022. Once we are certain about the time period and we have all of the shows confirmed, we will make another announcement.

Your tickets will remain good for the rescheduled date. Hang on to your ticket and we’ll email you as soon as the status of your event changes or the new date is announced.

For those who need a refund, there will be another 30-day window for you to request a refund which will begin on 05/05/21 and run through 06/04/21. If you decide to hold onto your tickets, you will receive a new notification when your event is either canceled or rescheduled, at which point you will be given another opportunity to request a refund. Thanks to all of you for your patience, support and understanding with this matter.

We can’t wait to see you all again soon.



Jesse Leach Says Killswitch Engage Are Talking About Doing A Livestream Show, Reveals That A Bandmember Recently Went Through A “Hairy” Health Situation

During a recent appearance on “The Void With Christina,” Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach discussed what the band have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman said that they have not been working on new music, but they may do a livestream show at some point. He also revealed that they recently “had a little hairy situation” involving the health of a bandmember.

Leach said the following when asked if the group have been working on new material:

“No, we’re not. There’s a couple of factors. One I can’t really speak of, ’cause health had something to do with one of the bandmembers. We had a little hairy situation there. But we’re doing better now. We are not writing, and there’s a couple of reasons for that. Number one is we’ve all just been through the wringer this year mentally and physically for some. So that has been the last thing on our mind.”

He also added:

“We’ve recently regrouped via Zoom and talked and hung out and have started to talk about the potential of a concert online, like all these bands have done already. We may eventually do that. And we’ve come up with creative ideas on how to make it different, and interesting songs to play and concepts. So that conversation started. It’s something that’ll be in the future.

But another reason why there’s not a ton of incentive to write new music right now — number one, we’re not together; number two, Times Of Grace is getting ready to roll out [a new] record. So in order for that to breathe and have its time, and then Killswitch will have its time after, they very, very graciously understood that when Times Of Grace comes out, we’re gonna allow Times Of Grace to breathe.

Adam and I are focusing on putting visuals together. And we’ve got the first single and visual done. So we’re very much gonna cater this record to an online experience, allowing Times Of Grace to have their time in the press and the media. So that’s another reason why Killswitch is not working on anything right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Devils Head Productions Officially Release Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) Vinyl Toy

Devils Head Productions have officially released their new vinyl toy based on Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. You can purchase that HERE. The following was said about the figure:

“The one and only “drunk animal – beer monster” AdamD hero toy is FINALLY here! Unfortunately for him it looks like he mixed a bit too much candy and beer in preparation for his big day. Cast in green GID (glow in the dark) with gold glitter marbled with bubblegum pink vinyl these are definitely sickly sweet. LIMIT 1 PER CUSTOMER. ANY ORDERS FOR MORE THAN 1 WILL BE CANCELED. $30 each…made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. NOTE: Each one is unique in it’s marbling and the images shown are for example only.”

Killswitch Engage Score New Gold & Platinum Records In The U.S.

Killswitch Engage’s single “My Curse“ off their gold-certified 2006 album “As Daylight Dies“ has officially been certified gold and platinum by the RIAA. On top of that, the band’s cover of Dio‘s “Holy Diver“ and the title track of their 2004 album “The End Of Heartache” have both gone gold as well.