KILLSWITCH ENGAGE RELEASE INCENDIARY NEW CLIP FOR “THE SIGNAL FIRE” FEATURING BOTH CURRENT AND FORMER KSE SINGERS JESSE LEACH + HOWARD JONES TRADING VOCALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OFFICIAL BAND VIDEO
NEW ALBUM ATONEMENT OUT NOW ON MUSIC FOR NATIONS; HITS #1 ON MULTIPLE ITUNES CHARTS AROUND THE GLOBE
UK HEADLINE TOUR IN OCTOBER
Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling metal heavyweights Killswitch Engage have just released the video for new song “The Signal Fire” from their latest album Atonement, released last Friday by Music For Nations. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip.
Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah), here.
“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Leach. “This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message — not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding! There is strength in unity.”
Leach continues, “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together. Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”
“It was another silly day at the office,” adds Jones. “Good food, lots of wrestling talk, and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. Shout out to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles — with a hint of metal.”
KsE previously shared the new single “Unleashed.”
The band also shared the video for “I Am Broken Too.”
Killswitch Engage return to the UK for a headline tour in October.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE U.K. TOUR DATES:
Mon 14th Oct – NORWICH UEA
Tue 15th Oct – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th Oct – GLASGOW Barrowland
Fri 18th Oct – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 19th Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tickets are on sale now. To buy online for the UK dates visit https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/killswitch-engage-tickets and www.gigsinscotland.com.
ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialised Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hi-jinks, 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  and As Daylight Days . The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage , Disarm The Descent , and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate . 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.”