Footage From Late 1990s/Early 2000s Metal Shows Shared On New YouTube Channel

A new YouTube channel called Liberated Tape Archive has been sharing footage that was captured at various metal shows in the late 1990s/early 2000s. This includes performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000, Chimaira, Nothingface, and more.

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Sharing “Meditative Ambient Music” On Bandcamp

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has launched a new Bandcamp page to release “meditative ambient music” under the name The Way Back Within. The first track, “The Path,” is available now.

Leach commented:

“While I have time on my hands and many thoughts. One way I thought I could express some of that was through music. So I started a page on @bandcamp for my meditative ambient music called “The Way Back Within” (Headphones highly recommended for all of this music).

I’ve been creating this type of music for the better part of 2 decades but very rarely share any of it. At the moment there is one track up but I have many more to come. I also need to thank my girl @porphyraphilia for the use of her soothing voice on this track as she gently speaks some words of wisdom and encouragement on the first track called “The Path.” We are what we create with in ourselves after all, so with this I choose to create a healing sound. I’m pleased to share with you this little known side of me.

Remember to breathe deep and face each new day with a calm determination (as hard as that may be in these times.) My hope is this music helps to soothe the anxious soul. Lord knows we all need it now more than ever. Thanks for listening 🙏🏼 #TheWayBackWithIn #Ambient #Music #Chillout #Meditative #Nature #Calm #Peace #BreatheDeep #BeStill”

Iron Maiden Postpone Australian/New Zealand Tour

Iron Maiden have postponed their Australian/New Zealand tour with Killswitch Engage due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date.

The following statement was issued:


TEG Dainty regret to announce that IRON MAIDEN’s Australia and New Zealand dates in May have been postponed until further notice. This is due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and recent Government instruction.

TEG Dainty advise ticket holders to hold on to their original tickets and await further information.

If you find you’re unable to attend the new dates when they are announced, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Message from Rod Smallwood/Iron Maiden:

Aussie and Kiwi Troopers,

We are hugely disappointed not to be seeing our fans in Australia and New Zealand in May due to the understandable Government concert bans surrounding Coronavirus. Sadly these are difficult and uncertain times for us all.

We still intend to bring this great Legacy Of The Beast show to you all as soon we can and I promise we will do everything we can to achieve this with our promoters and subject to what is happening around us globally.

And to our brilliant fans everywhere…

We also appreciate that fans with tickets to shows in some of the other countries on our extensive 2020 tour will be anxious for news and updates. You can be sure we will keep you immediately updated here with any other changes, by country, that could become necessary as soon as we hear of them from the official Govt channels. Thank you for your patience and for bearing with us. We hope to see you all!

Take care of yourselves, be safe and be smart.

– Rod Smallwood/Iron Maiden”

Watch Howard Jones Join Killswitch Engage Onstage To Perform “The End Of Heartache” & “The Signal Fire”

As previously reported, Killswitch Engage postponed their tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they did manage to play a couple of shows before they were forced to stop. During those dates, ex-Killswitch Engage and current Light The Torch frontman Howard Jones joined his former band onstage for performances of “The End Of Heartache” and “The Signal Fire.” You can see footage of that from their March 10 show in Cleveland, Ohio below:

Killswitch Engage Postpone Spring Tour With August Burns Red & Light The Torch

Killswitch Engage have postponed their North American tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date.

Killswitch Engage commented:


We have an unfortunate announcement to make, though we suspect most of you won’t be surprised. The rest of the dates on our current Atonement US headline tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch have now officially been postponed. With all the bans being imposed on gatherings and all the health concerns involved, there was simply no way around it.

There’s nothing we enjoy more than playing for our fans, and if the first two shows of this tour were any indication, this was going to be one of the most fun tours we’ve ever had.

That said, these shows are not canceled, they are postponed. We definitely plan on coming back soon to play for all of you. For now, please hold onto your tickets. As soon as we have all of the rescheduled dates we will let you all know.

As always, thanks so much for your continued support. We couldn’t do this without you. We are grateful.

Please take care of yourselves.

With much love,


Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Shares Demo Of New Electronic Track That He Worked On With His Girlfriend

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has shared a demo of a new electronic track titled “Luminescent Dreams.” The song is collaboration between the singer and his girlfriend.

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The song is in demo form but my beautiful and talented girlfriend is not! 😝 We did this song together called “Luminescent Dream.” She is a multitalented performer and artist as well as a brilliant poet and writer. Give her a follow @purplespolepoetry ・・・ Repost from @porphyraphilia “So many of you have been asking me when you'd hear Jesse and I sing together well…I'm happy to announce that it has finally happened! @jesse_d_leach and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met. It feels so good to finally say that we’ve created our first song together and paired it up with this dope dance video by @warren_archer filmed at @elementsfestival_ 🔥 I did this performance with a separated shoulder. AC joint was totally messed up. If you look closely when I do the handstand on the pole, you can see how swollen it is on the left side. After this gig, I had to take it easy for several months before returning back to my usual crazy self. Looking back now- I don't know how I was able to pull all this off with such a bad injury, but I do remember how determined and passionate I am about what I do (under any circumstance). I wasnt going to give up. I love hearing both of our voices match up with one another and I’m so damn proud of what we have created. Thank you for being my muse, my best friend, and the love of my life @thewaybackwithin. 💜 We haven’t figured out a DJ name yet but we are open to suggestions if anyone has any. Please keep in mind that we did this song with zero equipment and it's just a demo at the moment. Thank you to all who listen and appreciate our art. This song is just a teaser and a taste of what we will be creating. More to come in the near future. Dig it🤘 DM me for bookings !!! Accepting dance gigs in the NYC and upstate area, but also willing to travel outside of the East coast if necessary. MY NEXT PERFORMANCE WILL BE IN STATEN ISLAND FEB 8TH WITH @jesse_d_leach DJing FOR @pinupsforpitbullsinc at @bootlegmannings Doors at 6pm.

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