27 September 2019

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE REVEAL SPECIAL GUESTS FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR MMH

NEW ALBUM ATONEMENT OUT NOW VIA MUSIC FOR NATIONS

Metal heavyweights KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have revealed the special guests for their upcoming European headline tour. The UK section kicks off at Norwich’s UEA on October 14th and closes at the legendary O2 Academy Brixton in London on October 20th.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, REVOCATION join the bill, bringing their brand of technical death metal. The group released their seventh album The Outer Ones, via Metal Blade, last September.

German metal beasts TENSIDE also join the affray. The Munich-based group have released six albums to date, including latest LP Convergence, and supported Trivium for three dates in Europe earlier this summer.

Following the UK trek, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE continue to steamroll across mainland Europe with REVOCATION and TENSIDE, wrapping up November 10th in Nuremberg, Germany.

Catch them at the following shows:

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TOUR DATES:

Mon 14th Oct – NORWICH (UK) UEA
Tue 15th Oct – BRISTOL (UK) O2 Academy
Thu 17th Oct – GLASGOW (UK) Barrowland
Fri 18th Oct – MANCHESTER (UK) Academy
Sat 19th Oct – BIRMINGHAM (UK) O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct – LONDON (UK) O2 Academy Brixton
Tue 22nd Oct – BRUSSELS (BEL) AB
Wed 23rd Oct – AMSTERDAM (HOL) Melkweg
Fri 25th Oct – OBERHAUSEN (GER) Turbinenhalle
Sat 26th Oct – BERLIN (GER) Huxleys
Mon 28th Oct – HELSINKI (FIN) Circus
Wed 30th Oct – STOCKHOLM (SWE) Fryshuset
Thu 31st Oct – OSLO (NOR) Rockefeller
Fri 1st Nov – KARLSTAD (SWE) Nojesfabriken
Sat 2nd Nov – COPENHAGEN (DEN) Amager Bio
Mon 4th Nov – WARSAW (POL) Stodola
Tue 5th Nov – LEIPZIG (GER) Werk 2
Wed 6th Nov – MUNICH (GER) – Tonhalle
Fri 8th Nov – LAUSANNE (SWI) Les Docs
Sat 9th Nov – PRATTELN (SWI) Z7
Sun 10th Nov – NUREMBERG (GER) Loewensaal

Tickets for all dates are on sale now. Tickets for the UK dates can be bought online via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/killswitch-engage-tickets and www.gigsinscotland.com.

Most recently, the band unveiled a video for new song “The Signal Fire.” Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip, the first time both singers have appeared in a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE official band video. Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah), here .

KsE previously shared the album’s first single “Unleashed.”

The band also debuted an official video for emotive track “I Am Broken Too.”

All tracks are taken from latest album, Atonement, released this summer by Music For Nations.

ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s Alive Or Just Breathing became avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache [2004] and As Daylight Days [2006]. The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage [2009], Disarm The Descent [2013], and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate [2016]. The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.

2019 represents another turning point. The quintet—Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]—sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Music For Nations, Atonement. The vision they shared two decades ago crystallises like never before as evidenced by the first single “Unleashed.”