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Killswitch Engage album set for June release

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:13 PM PT


Official press release:

Massachusetts' finest hard rock purveyors, Killswitch Engage, have announced the title for their eagerly anticipated fourth album for Roadrunner Records. The title is Killswitch Engage. The album, produced by Brendan O'Brien (Rage Against the Machine) and co-produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, will hit stores on June 30th.

Some of the working track titles for the album include "Reckoning," "The Forgotten," "Light in a Darkened World" and "Starting Over." Vocalist Howard Jones offered a little insight into Killswitch Engage, saying, "It was time for us to step outside of our comfort zone and try something a little different with this record. It definitely still sounds like us, but we needed to be refreshed and take things a little further." The singer also comments on the album being the band's second self-titled effort of its career, saying, "When we all couldn’t agree on an album title, someone suggested we just keep it self-titled and we all pretty much agreed... gives it the feeling of a fresh new beginning."

Killswitch Engage have been playing the tentatively titled "Light in a Darkened World" during their set on the Music As A Weapon Tour, where they are serving as main support to Disturbed. The band also performed the song as the opening act of the first annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which were held on Tuesday, April 7 in Los Angeles. The song, sandwiched between "My Curse" and the band's uniquely Killswitch'ed cover of Dio's classic anthem "Holy Diver," generated plenty of excitement among the crowd and set the tone for the show. The awards and KsE's performance will be broadcast on MTV2 on May 2.

The band will spend the summer touring as a main stage attraction on the second annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest. Jones also commented on the upcoming tour, saying, "We are excited and thrilled to share the stage this summer with Bullet For My Valentine, Slayer and Marilyn Manson. We hope to entertain and enjoy our time interacting with both old friends and new friends daily. Prepare yourself for laughs, riffs and the unexpected. We will do all we can to make you move, yell and ponder who made the mistake of letting us onstage. You have been warned. Oh, and watch new episodes of The Office."

Killswitch Engage album cover art is now viewable exclusively at the band's artist page.


44 comments


4/14/2009 9:15:25 PM
first post

4/14/2009 9:15:59 PM
damn it.

4/14/2009 9:26:37 PM
No care, give me a new blood has been shed album please

4/14/2009 9:27:22 PM
Parachute pants everywhere.

4/14/2009 9:28:06 PM
shit_spasm 4/14/2009 9:26:37 PM No care, give me a new blood has been shed album please

4/14/2009 9:45:03 PM
I'm stoked so fck all 'yall

4/14/2009 9:49:49 PM
cant see going to bed

4/14/2009 9:51:09 PM
Plenty of farts.

4/14/2009 9:55:03 PM
< original self titled

4/14/2009 10:26:06 PM
this will suck all the dcks in the world

4/14/2009 10:26:07 PM
I haven't been excited about a KSE album since Alive Or Just Breathing but I'm actually interested in hearing this.

4/14/2009 10:41:49 PM
"Finest hard rock purveyors"

4/14/2009 10:48:01 PM
Blood Has Been Shed!

4/14/2009 11:07:38 PM
so glad blood has been shed was brought up :) cause i completely agree. bring that shit back

4/15/2009 12:17:40 AM
yeah about the cover art...animosity did that exact same design already

4/15/2009 1:01:50 AM
theBZA 4/14/2009 9:28:06 PM shit_spasm 4/14/2009 9:26:37 PM No care, give me a new blood has been shed album please

4/15/2009 1:09:41 AM
who do they think they are with a 2nd self titled album?van halen? theyre just ruining a classic by comparing newer stuff to the old cd

4/15/2009 1:20:30 AM
bring on the fckin LG haters but this album will be better than anything that has came out this year. fck all you hate on KSE because they are good and popular

4/15/2009 1:30:12 AM
to prove a point on how hypocrytical people on LG are, look at the views on this link compared to other news articles

4/15/2009 1:38:38 AM
i love this band!!

4/15/2009 2:38:46 AM
Will listen, tentatively stoked.

4/15/2009 2:40:31 AM
finest hard c-ck purveyors

4/15/2009 3:15:29 AM
hopefully tour with From All Within someday

4/15/2009 6:46:10 AM
Hope the songs arent as shitty as the cover art, it sucks choad. Mike D is a really talented guy and could do something way better. Hopefully they wont be throwing choruses everywhere.

4/15/2009 6:46:23 AM
These fckers have what it takes to make a killer album, they just need to remember to use more aggressiveness over cheesyness.

4/15/2009 7:07:39 AM
marilyn mansonnnn , father of hardcore l-ballzzzzz that leopard looks like its puking,.

4/15/2009 7:32:35 AM
BIG BAG OF dckS THIS ONE'S GONNA BE.

4/15/2009 8:32:23 AM
Will listen to non-stop for a couple days and then forget about it, just like every album they put out.

4/15/2009 10:21:05 AM
Jerm is right, it does look a lot like the art for Animal by Animosity....except gayer

4/15/2009 10:36:31 AM
to people who plan on buying this: just wait 6mths/1yr for the expected re-release with new album art and bonus songs

4/15/2009 11:10:15 AM
Will purchase. It makes sense for them to try new things and write a "departure record" at this point in their careers, but the fact the press release uses the term "hard rock purveyors" and never ONCE mentions the word metal leaves me fearful... :/

4/15/2009 11:46:47 AM
theeyesofgod 4/15/2009 1:20:30 AM bring on the fckin LG haters but this album will be better than anything that has came out this year. fck all you hate on KSE because they are good and popular - LOL! You're such a gay.

4/15/2009 1:22:09 PM
Everyone mentioned deserves to share a stage with much better than the likes of Bullet For My Valentine. That said, I'm pretty interested in hearing what KSE ends up with.

4/15/2009 1:44:30 PM
"Hard rock purveyors"? Well at least they don't claim to be metal... And the artwork is beyond amateurish.

4/15/2009 3:51:32 PM
Overhyped, overproduced gay shit. I wouldn't piss on their cd to put out a fire AND great job on ripping off Animosity.

4/15/2009 6:40:51 PM
I doubt KsE knows who the fck Animosity is.

4/15/2009 11:38:26 PM
i know about 7 girls that listen to this band. that should say it all. srsly end this gay band and go to BHBS! this band is dead.

4/16/2009 1:03:41 AM
havent cared since jesse was lead vocals, would love to hear new bhbs though

4/16/2009 3:12:34 PM
These fckers have what it takes to make a killer album, they just need to remember to use more aggressiveness over cheesyness. Completely agree.

4/16/2009 6:32:46 PM
This is going to be absolutely terrible

4/17/2009 11:14:48 PM
I heard that new song at Music as A Weapon. I don't think we can expect TOO much from this album.. Judging by that one song of course.

4/20/2009 7:59:26 AM
Killflip engage.. the only good thing about them is they have enough money to sponsor better bands to tour with them

4/20/2009 11:51:28 PM
Goth kids will love this one. Yesss for wrist cutting and Tool beanies.

7/9/2009 10:20:52 PM
I bought the album and I love it. I've been a fan of these guys for a long time though. It's not as good as AOJB, but still pretty sweet.