Roadrunner‘s this week’s Spotify playlist features a bunch of tracks from Kvelertak, because their album Meir is picking up so much critical praise as 2013 winds down, but it’s also got killer songs from Airbourne, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Scar The Martyr and Trivium. Enjoy!
Roadrunner Records have reported that Adam D. and Jesse Leach of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE were interviewed by Impericon the last time they were on tour in Europe—here are their answers to the site’s infamous “25 Questions,” which include impossible choices like: Black Flag or Black Sabbath? Metallica or Slayer? Terminator or Rocky? and many more. Watch now!
Killswitch Engage‘s Disarm the Descent is available everywhere now—grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore!
According to Metal Blade Records, BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.
It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it: “Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”
“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”
-Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross
Killswitch Engage + Trivium + Miss May I + BATTLECROSS
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON – Guildhall
BATTLECROSS triumphantly returned as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating release, “War of Will.” Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel has proved to be one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.
Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen here:
“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records
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According to Roadrunner Records, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s video for “Always,” from their latest album Disarm the Descent, can be seen above. Watch it now!
Roadrunner Records issues:
The latest installment of the Roadrunner podcast is available now. As always, you can listen to it on Soundcloud, or download it for free from the iTunes store! This edition includes an exclusive interview with John Petrucci of Dream Theater, as well as new music from that band and Killswitch Engage, and a classic track from Soulfly! There’s also a discussion of mastering, remastering, remixing, and reissues, and a contest—you could win a signed vinyl copy of Dream Theater‘s new self-titled album! Listen now, and let us know what you think (and enter to win that autographed double LP) at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Roadrunner Records issues briefly that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s October 30 performance in Chicago has moved from the Congress Theater to the Aragon Ballroom. The band will be performing with Lamb of God, Testament, and Huntress.
According to Roadrunner Records, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played a very special, intimate show on Saturday, October 12 at Santos Party House in New York. The room only holds about 400 people, so this was a show for hardcore fans, and those fans were rewarded with a set list that featured deep album cuts and rare songs, including the first-ever performance of “Turning Point,” from their new album Disarm the Descent. Watch the band play “In Due Time” below. The show was presented by the CBGB Festival and The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, and the proceeds went to benefit the FC Foundation, whose mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnoses.
The full set was as follows:
1. Rise Inside
2. Fixation on the Darkness
4. The New Awakening
5. Just Barely Breathing
6. Take This Oath
8. In the Unblind
9. Temple from the Within
10. The Element of One
11. Turning Point
12. This Is Absolution
13. Life to Lifeless
14. My Curse
15. The End of Heartache
16. In Due Time
17. Rose of Sharyn
18. My Last Serenade
Killswitch Engage‘s North American tour with Lamb of God, Testament, and Huntress begins October 22 and runs through November 26; find a show near you!
Roadrunner Records issues:
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach recently recorded this video about how music saved his life. Watch now!
Killswitch Engage will be on tour in North America soon—find a show near you!
Longtime friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential “can’t miss” tours of the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22 in Toronto at Kool Haus and then moves down the road to Sound Academy for a second show October 23rd before canvassing much of the US and Canada. The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends TESTAMENT, with HUNTRESS opening all shows.
LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be their first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada. LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE released their sixth album Disarm The Descent this April, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; at No. 1 on Hard Rock Chart; and at No. 1 on the Rock Chart. It marked the first album with frontman Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002′s now-classic Alive Or Just Breathing. The album has been warmly embraced and well-received by both fans and the media, as it has just crossed the 100,000-sold mark in only three months of release. Having just wrapped a highly successful US summer headline tour, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE look to continue their Disarm the Descent record cycle with this fall trek.
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