Watch Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex-Killswitch Engage) Sing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man”

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) recently performed a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” during an appearance on “The Oyster” podcast. You can see footage of that below:

Mammoth WVH Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH project has been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. That event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

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.”

Megadeth, Descendents, Northlane, Etc. Added To 2021 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

June 4:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

Megadeth
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured
Temples On Mars

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Northlane
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Renounced
The Injester

Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

A bunch of bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rebel Rock Fest. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26 and the daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Carnifex, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7.

Unveil The Strength Cover Killswitch Engage’s “The End Of Heartache”

Unveil The Strength have released a cover of Killswitch Engage’s “The End Of Heartache.” Mark Wolfe said the following about that:

“This was a reimagined version of ‘The End Of Heartache’ originally performed by Killswitch Engage. With everything going on in 2020, performing this song just seemed appropriate. We collaborated with this amazing piano player named Sean Townsend. He actually has a YouTube channel called Chillswitch Engage and does nothing but piano versions of Killswitch songs. This song is different than what you would expect from us but that was the plan. We really wanted to show that we are not a one dimensional band. We hope the version of this song can help anyone in pain heal. No matter what it is, it’s been a tough year for us all, so hold fast. If you can’t find the light make a F….n blowtorch!”

Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage) And Jared Dines Begin Recording Sessions For New Project

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and YouTuber Jared Dines have officially started the recording sessions for their new project. A couple of photos from the studio were shared on Jones’ Instagram account:

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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.

Killswitch Engage To Release 20th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Pressing Of Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Killswitch Engage will be releasing a 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of their self-titled debut album on October 9. This version of the effort will feature expanded artwork and four bonus demo tracks. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Track Listing:

Side 1:

01. “Temple From The Within”
02. “Vide Infra”
03. “Irreversal”
04. “Rusted Embrace”
05. “Prelude”
06. “Soilborn”

Side 2:

01. “Numb Sickened Eyes”
02. “In The Unblind”
03. “One Last Sunset”
04. “Prelude” (1999 demo)
05. “Soilborn” (1999 demo)
06. “Vide Infra” (1999 demo)
07. “In The Unblind” (1999 demo)

Mike D’Antonio commented:

“I had a lot of fun taking this artwork apart and putting it back together. I especially had a good time searching through all the old photos and reminiscing. It was a simpler time in 2000 and the ‘hunger’ in the music still shines through to this day.”

Jesse Leach added:

“I wrote lyrics and did vocals for this album in a handful of days. From what I can I recall, it was raw, emotive, and filled with a certain cathartic power. This was us at our most primal and most stripped down stage. This was the beginning and still holds the core of what I believe to be the heart of what this band still is deep inside.

I am honored and privileged to be a part of this album. Before any big labels, world tours, and even the term ‘metalcore,’ it was just us four guys playing metal steeped in hardcore roots. We had no regard for a career, ambition, or any thought of longevity or legacy.”