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Killswitch Engage earn their first platinum album with 'As Daylight Dies'

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Killswitch Enage (circa 2005)

Killswitch Enage circa 2005

Killswitch Engage's fourth studio album, As Daylight Dies (2006), has officially been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Platinum awards recognize records that have achieved sales in excess of one million copies in the United States (current certification procedures do factor streaming and digital downloads into sales totals).

The certification marks Killswitch Engage's only platinum album to date. The group's 2004 full-length, The End of Heartache, was certified gold in 2007, having sold in excess of 500,000 copies.


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anonymous 12 days ago

You deserve it 👋 👋 👋👋👋


Portslob 12 days ago

Damn, congrats.


anonymous 12 days ago

Actually surprised it wasn't The End of Heartache, but awesome news nonetheless.


anonymous 12 days ago

Waiting impatiently for a Todd Jones related comment. Hell knows we don't come here for the articles anyway


anonymous 12 days ago

Do you want to be like Scott Vogel when you're 49?


anonymous 12 days ago

That picture is Antifa when they finally get a POC to join


anonymous 12 days ago

the end of heartache should have had that honestly


anonymous 12 days ago

Howard Jones is the best vocalist for Killswitch


anonymous 12 days ago

Take notes Behemoth


anonymous 12 days ago

I honestly don't know what to feel until Todd Jones tells us what to feel. I'm so lost and confused


anonymous 12 days ago

Joe Hardcore here. I recently got Howard Jones to reunite Blood Has Been Shed for This Is Hardcore Fest 2024. Also NAILS will be headlining the fest for the next 3 years.


anonymous 12 days ago

Jake bannon said that he borrowed the sales numbers and he like potatoes


anonymous 12 days ago

Joe Hardcore here. I recently got Howard Jones to reunite Blood Has Been Shed for This Is Hardcore Fest 2024. Also NAILS will be headlining the fest for the next 3 years. Hey why don't you STFU and get a real job you pothead


anonymous 12 days ago

Epic, congrats!


anonymous 12 days ago

<< Do you want to be like Scott Vogel when you're 49?>> You mean live in a nice apartment in a nice part of your hometown with your nice law school attending fiance? And pay a year of rent share with door pay and merch sales from one European fest or three U.S. shows? Sign me up. You idiots knock Vogel when he's able do to Terror for a living & could easily do an off-tour job if he doesn't do one already. If he plays 150 shows a year month & nets even just 400 a show after taxes & expenses that's 60K a year thus 5K a month NET. In Buffalo NY.


anonymous 12 days ago

^ LOL he's definitely not making 60k a year in Terror.


anonymous 12 days ago

Who?


anonymous 12 days ago

I love speculating on income. I bet Todd Jones made at least one dollar this year. This is fun.


anonymous 12 days ago

LOL he's definitely not making 60k a year in Terror. >>> He's netting at least that. 2020-21 no cuz covid but they'll play 125-175 shows a year again. Say they play just 100 shows a year & average 4K a show (skewed by higher payouts outside North America) = 400K split evenly five ways = 80K. So he nets 60K a year or close to it on touring alone. He obviously makes more when you throw in merch & record sales.


anonymous 12 days ago

Scott is back in Buffalo now. Say his rent share is 750 a month (halfway between 500 & 1000) so 9K rent share a year. He makes that 9K on Terror shows & merch sold at them in LA, NY & Chicago alone.


_d0thack_ 12 days ago

Very cool. And well deserved. Kudos. 👍


anonymous 12 days ago

Fat Pat is shedding 40 pounds of tears at this very moment.


anonymous 12 days ago

You mean live in a nice apartment in a nice part of your hometown with your nice law school attending fiance? And pay a year of rent share with door pay and merch sales from one European fest or three U.S. shows? Sign me up. "You idiots knock Vogel when he's able do to Terror for a living & could easily do an off-tour job if he doesn't do one already. If he plays 150 shows a year month & nets even just 400 a show after taxes & expenses that's 60K a year thus 5K a month NET. In Buffalo NY." Yo wut up Scott?!?


evil_hero 11 days ago

lol @ people trying to figure out hardcore frontman earnings but not including taxes


evil_hero 11 days ago

whats scott vogels 401k contribution? hes not getting an employer match. probably going to have a hard time retiring.


anonymous 11 days ago

Evil hero calling facts. Laughable to see this kids punching up net numbers and thinking that's income.


anonymous 11 days ago

The gay talking about scott's earnings is probably Toby Morse. You find women who pay for your "European vacations" and festivals as an excuse to hand with teenagers


anonymous 11 days ago

Hang*


anonymous 11 days ago

Lol thinking Terror makes $4,000 a night as openings band playing a half hour set.


anonymous 11 days ago

"Living in a nice apartment" Yeah that's a huge accomplishment for being 48


anonymous 10 days ago

Joe Hardcore here, 9/11 was an inside job and I've been a violent piece of shit since I was a teenager. Make sure all you woke kids come to my fest.


anonymous 10 days ago

Joe Hardcore is a scene legend


anonymous 10 days ago

Lol thinking Terror makes $4,000 a night as openings band playing a half hour set. >> Hey stupida ss I never said Terror makes 4K a night when supporting. Terror grosses 2-3K a headlining show in the U.S., more in Europe my guess 3-5K & my guess 1.5-2K as direct support on a U.S. tour (1.5-2K isn't much as that's only 50-67 paid people on a $30 show.) Say Terror plays LA once a year & it does 500 × $25 = 12.5K. Figure the bands make 7.5K of that (60%.) & Terror makes 6K of that (which allows them to get a solid four-band undercard) - 600 booking agent = 5.4K by 5 members = 1080 per member plus another 300 per factoring in 1.5K merch = 1380 per band member. Take out say 25% in taxes & that's 1040 per member. Now let's say each member nets only half that (520) per show × 100 shows. That's 52K plus 1080 = 53080 plus vinyl, CD & download sales & pithy streaming revenue = well over 60K for Vogel/per band member & that's if Terror plays just 100 shows a year.


anonymous 10 days ago

Also it's not direct band income but Nick Jett makes nice coin recording bands & Terror is part of the reason. Bands want a working musician recording them & he's in a household name band. If you're a hardcore band or heavy band you definitely want Nick or someone like him behind the controls. You a drummer & Nick from Terror - it's a no-brainer. I could be wrong but I think Scott & Nick make a little more cuz Scott sings & writes the words while Nick writes most if not all the music & both make more from merch cuz they're OG members. But I could see everyone making even money.


anonymous 10 days ago

whats scott vogels 401k contribution? hes not getting an employer match. probably going to have a hard time retiring. >>> Not really. Say he does Terror for six more years or 'til he's 55. He'll have done Terror for 25 years (2002-27.) He'll have paid into Social Security for most of that time. He could work another 12 years doing whatever. Assuming he marries his fiance & she becomes a lawyer he/they will be fine esp. if they remain in Buffalo.


anonymous 10 days ago

Living in a nice apartment" Yeah that's a huge accomplishment for being 48>> No, not a "huge" accomplishment or an accomplishment at all, just fact. 48 playing hardcore full-time for my guess the last 15 years if not longer when 99% of people in hardcore bands don't make a living playing hardcore, however, is a huge accomplishment. Then again what do you know?


anonymous 10 days ago

Joe Hardcore here, 9/11 was an inside job and I've been a violent piece of shit since I was a teenager. Make sure all you woke kids come to my fest.>>> Facts.


anonymous 10 days ago

Why is this guy so vigilante on making up numbers to make Scott Vogel seem like he makes a lot of money in terror? Jesus Christ give it up.


anonymous 10 days ago

It's definitely the same retard that made 10 of the same posts about how Glenn Benton shouldn't tour with deicide, but instead do a tour of just meet and greets and that he'd make a lot of money on that lol


anonymous 9 days ago

Love all the posts by non-music industry know-it-alls, who need to justify their own sad existence by worrying about how much or little Scott and his bandmates make.


anonymous 9 days ago

Yeah and in completely fabricated numbers lol. Scott Vogel is rich I tell you! Please believe me!


anonymous 9 days ago

Why is this guy so vigilante on making up numbers to make Scott Vogel seem like he makes a lot of money in terror? Jesus Christ give it up.>>> Why are you replying? I never said Vogel made alot of money doing Terror unless you think 60K net a year is that which it's not, it's good money. It's great money only RELATIVE TO WHAT 99.9% OF HARDCORE/PUNK BANDS MAKE. You're stupid because you & other morons like you think Vogel isn't making good money when he is or he wouldn't be doing Terror full-time at almost 50. You're jealous that he can play 30-35 minutes a night, see the world & get paid doing both. Being a vocalist is the best because your voice is your instrument & all you need is pen & paper to write lyrics.


anonymous 9 days ago

Love all the posts by non-music industry know-it-alls, who need to justify their own sad existence by worrying about how much or little Scott and his bandmates make.>>> Because you're a music industry person? Right? Wrong. Vogel makes a comfortable living & made it even more of one by moving back to his hometown Buffalo from Burbank CA.


anonymous 9 days ago

Imagine spending your time on a comments section lashing out at people because they won't believe your dumb ass, completely false earnings report. Scott Vogel isn't gonna got out with you dude, give it up.


anonymous 9 days ago

Imagine spending your time on a comments section lashing out at people because they won't believe your dumb ass, completely false earnings report. Scott Vogel isn't gonna got out with you dude, give it up.>>> Says the clown who keeps replying. Stop thinking gay thoughts about Vogel dude.


anonymous 9 days ago

Ok there's definitely at least one Terror girlfriend in this thread jfc


anonymous 9 days ago

That guy just wishes he was Vogels girlfriend and obsessively fantasizes about Vogel making lots more money than he really does.


noble_hero 9 days ago

Every band has to put in the work playing smaller venues and work their way up.


noble_hero 9 days ago

Shits tight, yo.


anonymous 9 days ago

That guy just wishes he was Vogels girlfriend and obsessively fantasizes about Vogel making lots more money than he really does.>>> You're the one fantasizing about a dude getting with Vogel - get help bro.


anonymous 8 days ago

This wannabe accountant in here making up figures while having no idea what he's talking about. What a cringey douchebag


anonymous 8 days ago

^^^ What is your obsession with him? Are you accountant or something? Stop posting and maybe he will.


anonymous 7 days ago

Ricktalife rules


anonymous 7 days ago

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