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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Recording has begun!

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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.”

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Releases New Album From His Ambient Project The Way Back Within

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has released a new album of ambient music under the name The Way Back Within. The effort is titled “At First Light, It Begins” and it can be found on Bandcamp.

Leach commented:

“My first Official Ambient album “At First Light, It Begins” is available on band camp now for $3.33 (link in bio above or search “The Way Back Within” on Bandcamp). This album is 42 minutes of deep meditative ambient music and field recordings of nature.

I draw my inspirations from nature and artists that have inspired and helped me along the way with my journey from @brianeno , @theorblive , @steveroachofficial and @chadlawsonpiano . I decided to release this today because my computer crashed last night with all of my new material on it I’ve been working on the past few months.

As well as 3 @dead_trees_official songs…I hope to be able to recover and eventually release that music…however in the meantime I give you 5 songs that brought me real therapy. I created these songs with sounds from various parts of the world. This is music made with the intention of helping to soothe and calm an anxious mind.

I love this kind of music or soundscape as some would call it. I frequently listen to ambient music to help clear my head and relax me. I hope this music helps people to be able to take a break from the chaos of the world and find some balance and peace, even just for a few minutes. Lastly I recommend wearing headphones for an optimum listening experience.

Thank you for your support friends 🙏🏼”

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My first Official Ambient album “At First Light, It Begins” is available on band camp now for $3.33 (Search “The Way Back Within” on Bandcamp). This album is 42 minutes of deep meditative ambient music and field recordings of nature. I draw my inspirations from nature and artists that have inspired and helped me along the way with my journey from @brianeno , @theorblive , @steveroachofficial and @chadlawsonpiano . I decided to release this today because my computer crashed last night with all of my new material on it I’ve been working on the past few months. As well as 3 @dead_trees_official songs…I hope to be able to recover and eventually release that music…however in the meantime I give you 5 songs that brought me real therapy. I created these songs with sounds from various parts of the world. This is music made with the intention of helping to soothe and calm an anxious mind. I love this kind of music or soundscape as some would call it. I frequently listen to ambient music to help clear my head and relax me. I hope this music helps people to be able to take a break from the chaos of the world and find some balance and peace, even just for a few minutes. Lastly I recommend wearing headphones for an optimum listening experience. . Thank you for your support friends 🙏🏼 . #TheWayBackWithIn #AtFirstLightItBegins #Ambient #Meditation #MentalHealthMusic #PeacefulSounds #SoundScape #MusicalTherapy

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System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

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:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

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
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
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
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

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

Second Stage:

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

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist) Covers Killswitch Engage’s “My Curse”

Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist) has premiered a video for her cover of Killswitch Engage’s “My Curse.” You can check that out below. Psarakis commented:

“This song was so much fun to do!⁣ A personal favorite from one of the most influential bands in modern metal.⁣ Let me know what you think in the comments! 🤗⁣⁣ P.S. I’ve partnered up with Cody Johnstone (Lindsay Schoolcraft) and we’ve been recording covers nonstop. You can expect lots more to follow… I blame quarantine! Enjoy!”

Killswitch Engage’s “As Daylight Dies” To Be Released On Vinyl In The U.S. For The First Time

Killswitch Engage will be releasing a new vinyl pressing of “As Daylight Dies” on December 18. This is the first time the album will be available on vinyl in the U.S. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Justin Foley commented:

“It’s funny how, in 2006, there wasn’t even a thought about releasing this record on vinyl. And now, 14 years later, while we’re all stuck at home, it’s finally happening. ‘The End of Heartache‘ knocked down a lot of doors for us and set us up nicely for the release of ‘Daylight‘. While we were making this record, we never envisioned that people would still care about it so many years later. This re-release is for all the fans that have carried this band to places we never dared dream were possible. Thank you, KsE fans.”

Adam Dutkiewicz added:

“I’m wicked excited to have Daylight FINALLY come out on vinyl. This was such an important album in our career, and brings back a lot of great memories. I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since this album first came out… man, how time flies.”

Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage) & Jared Dines Working On New Album

YouTuber/musician Jared Dines previously revealed that he was sitting on some new songs that he recorded with Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and now he has confirmed that they are actually working on a new album together. Dines tweeted the following:

Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Etc. Members Participate in Decibel’s “Get Behind The Mask” Gallery

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, many people are still refusing to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus. With this in mind, Decibel have decided to launch a “Get Behind The Mask” gallery full of notable metal musicians wearing masks to encourage others to do the same. Over 140 artists participated including members of Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera, Judas Priest, Body Count, GWAR, Death Angel, Baroness, The Acacia Strain, Suffocation, and tons more.

Jared Dines Says He’s Sitting On Some New Songs He Recorded With Howard Jones (Ex-Killswitch Engage) & Matt Heafy (Trivium)

YouTuber/musician Jared Dines has revealed that he is sitting on some new songs that he recorded with Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and Matt Heafy (Trivium). On top of that, he also confirmed that he has recorded a full “biggest shred collab” album.

[via The PRP]