Killswitch Engage announce new album, single & UK tour
Grammy-nominated, Gold-selling metal heavyweights Killswitch Engage have announced their eighth album Atonement out on 16th August. The album is available for pre-order here.
The band have also shared the first song 'Unleashed' which you can see in the form of a visualizer below.
"Unleashed is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface" explains singer Jesse Leach. "We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about the awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I'm stoked for everyone to hear it. The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence."
Atonement is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two year period. Killswitch Engage started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach's throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech, vocal and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.
UK Dates 2019
Mon 14th October - Norwich UEA
Tue 15th October - Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 17th October - Glasgow Barrowland
Fri 18th October - Manchester Academy
Sat 19th October - Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 20th October - London O2 Academy
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 28th June from here.