Jesse Leach Says He “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” On Killswitch Engage’s New Album

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the band’s upcoming album. According to the singer, he “wouldn’t change a thing” on the effort.

Here’s Leach’s full statement:

“Today I listened to the new album in its entirety while climbing a mountain. Yes it was epic!

After all the time, blood, sweat, tears and a damn vocal surgery…I have to say I wouldn’t change a thing. At first I was a bit crestfallen that a few songs I truly loved didn’t make the cut.

Now after time has passed (and I’ve not listened to it for a while) I listened with fresh ears today. I gotta say I am quite satisfied! The messages, the tones, the track listing order, the artwork, the over all feel of this album it just feels fresh! I feel there is something for everyone on this one.

It captures the wide range of styles and topics that are part of our history as a band as well as pushing things just a touch. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a very picky and perpetually unsatisfied (and fairly insecure) artist to feel accomplished. Anyway enough out of me for now, more to come in the next month or so! Until then many thanks for all the love and support my friends! Here is to another chapter and another album cycle on the way!”

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Today I listened to the new album in its entirety while climbing a mountain. Yes it was epic! After all the time, blood, sweat, tears and a damn vocal surgery…I have to say I wouldn’t change a thing. At first I was a bit crestfallen that a few songs I truly loved didn’t make the cut. Now after time has passed (and I’ve not listened to it for a while) I listened with fresh ears today. I gotta say I am quite satisfied! The messages, the tones, the track listing order, the artwork, the over all feel of this album it just feels fresh! I feel there is something for everyone on this one. It captures the wide range of styles and topics that are part of our history as a band as well as pushing things just a touch. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a very picky and perpetually unsatisfied (and fairly insecure) artist to feel accomplished. Anyway enough out of me for now, more to come in the next month or so! Until then many thanks for all the love and support my friends! Here is to another chapter and another album cycle on the way! . #Repost @musicmadnessmagazine ・・・ @killswitchengage at @sonictemplefestival More to come at MusicMadnessMagazine.com #killswitchengage, #SonicTempleFestival, #SonicTemple, #DWP, #MapfreStadium, #MusicMadnessMagazine, #livemusicphotography, #trevorwilliamsphotography #JesseLeach #PunkRockMetalHead

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Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex-Killswitch Engage) Guests On Violent New Breed’s New Song “Bury Me”

Violent New Breed, the band featuring ex-Escape The Fate bassist/vocalist Max Green, have premiered a new video for their new song “Bury Me.” This track features Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and it will appear on the group’s upcoming album “Bad Reputation.”

[via Revolver]

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex-Killswitch Engage) Guests On New Tone Assassins Song “All Or Nothing”

Tone Assassins, the project featuring ex-Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers, have premiered a new song titled “All Or Nothing.” This track features Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and it will appear on the band’s upcoming EP. It’s worth noting that Jones guested on two of the five songs included on the EP and that the project was designed to create music for things like movies, commercials, etc.

Adam Dutkiewicz Says Killswitch Engage Have No Plans To Celebrate The 15th Anniversary Of “The End Of Heartache”

Killswitch Engage‘s 2004 album “The End Of Heartache” turned 15 earlier this month, but Adam Dutkiewicz has told Kerrang! that the band are not planning to celebrate the anniversary. The guitarist says the group are more concerned with their new album, which is expected to be released this fall.

Dutkiewicz said the following about the anniversary:

“It’s kind of just a flash in the band, and then we move on for the next thing. We’re in the middle of trying to set up the new record. It’s funny, our bassist, Mike [D’Antonio], was like ‘Hey, should we be thinking about doing a 15th anniversary tour for this record?’ and I was like ‘No! We should be thinking about this new record!’”

He also added:

“We shouldn’t live in the past, y’know? I feel like there’s been too much of that recently. Maybe more people should focus on writing more material, and not just trying to rehash stuff, y’know? There’s just too much of that!

I’m happy that everyone agreed with me that it wasn’t a good idea, especially because we literally just finished our new record. So we have things to worry about.”

Considering “The End Of Heartache” featured Howard Jones vocals, the decision to not celebrate the anniversary will probably save the band some headaches from fans that have been begging them to bring him back.

Killswitch Engage & Clutch Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour

Killswitch Engage and Clutch have announced a summer co-headlining tour. Cro-Mags JM will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/08 Quebec City, QC – Festival D’ete (Killswitch Engage only)
07/11 London, ON – Rock The Park
07/12 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall
07/13 Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres (‘Earth Rocker Festival‘)
07/14 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07/16 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde
07/18 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock & Casino
07/19 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rock Fest
07/20 OshKosh, WI – Rock USA
07/22 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater
07/23 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
07/25 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center
07/26 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Outdoors (no Cro-Mags JM)
07/27 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
07/28 Bangor, ME – Impact Festival
07/30 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/03 Port Chester, NY – Capital Theater
08/04 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
08/07 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas (Clutch only)

More Bands Added To Clutch’s 2019 Earth Rocker Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 edition of Clutch‘s Earth Rocker Festival. The event will take place on June 13 at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV and it will now feature: Clutch, Killswitch Engage, Cro-Mags (JM), Fireball Ministry, and Let There Be Rock Schools.

Killswitch Engage Finish Mastering New Album

Killswitch Engage have officially finished the mastering process for their new album. Mike D’Antonio told Rockwell Anderson the following during an interview at Welcome To Rockville:

“We finished recording finally, we finished mastering finally for the new record. So, it’s gonna be out in the fall.”

[via Blabbermouth]