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Killswitch Engage is a metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Formed in 1999 after the disbandment of Overcast and Aftershock. Killswitch Engage's current lineup consists of vocalist Jesse Leach, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarists Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz, and drummer Justin Foley. The band's membership has changed in the decade since its founding as illness, changes in life-situation, and new interests have drawn the men in different directions. Read more on

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End of the Decade: bits & bobs celebrating the 2000s (Noughties?)

December 31st, 2009

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Linkin Park are the biggest selling band of this decade, nay, century. That’s a statement that really hurts, isn’t it. They’ve sold more records than Metallica, Iron Maiden or even The Beatles. Yes, feel free to weep because there doesn’t seem like much to celebrate. Right? WRONG!

There really have been some amazing bands, albums and songs that have have had an amazing effect over the past ten years and we’re going to focus on them with loads of celebratory articles about them. And this is where you can find all of them. Handy, eh?

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A to Z of the Noughties: Judas Priest to Rock Band

November 13th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Judas Priest
As if one seminal British vocalist returning to his former band wasn’t enough, Rob Halford followed suit in 2003 and re-joined Judas Priest. Angel of Retribution followed and Priest celebrated their 30th Anniversary whilst touring it. 2008’s double concept album Nostradamus became Judas Priest’s 16th studio effort and was no less than a masterpiece. With Priest on such good form, it has indeed been a decade to savour. [Read more →]

Album: Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage

July 3rd, 2009

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Killswitch Engage
Roadrunner Records
29 June 2009

by Mike Strata

Remember that pair of trainers you bought years ago? The ones that you’ve worn irrespective of the occasion, the weather and the ever -fickle finger of fashion? The ones that just feel so comfortable when you slip them on that it doesn’t really matter that they’re a little past their prime? Killswitch Engage are those trainers – in a metaphorical sense at least.

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Killswitch Engage to release fourth album

December 4th, 2008

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Massachusetts metalcore supremos, Killswitch Engage have announced they are to release their as-yet-untitled fourth album through Roadrunner Records in Spring 2009.

It will be produced by Brendan O’Brien (AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots) and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. The band will be recording in Massachusetts and Georgia and it will be good.


In Photos: Hove Festival 2008

June 27th, 2008

Look how beautiful and sunny it is at Hove Festival

Resident photographer Gary Wolstenholme headed over to Norway this week to visit the quite fantastic Hove Festival.

True to form, Gary’s been snapping away and has got some brilliant shots of what looks like an awesome festival. Check out our photo gallery right here.

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Album: Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies

November 20th, 2006

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Killswitch Engage
As Daylight Dies
Roadrunner Records
20 November 2006

by Raziq Rauf

Ninety per cent of every new fad of a genre can be dismissed as a bunch of bands that nobody will care about in five years, so it’s easy to make the case that nobody should care about them now. There are some interesting exceptions that somehow gain credibility as time goes on, and there are the ones that everyone always knew, or at least hoped, would always make the grade. With metalcore, there is one band that stands head and shoulders above the rest. They go by the name of Killswitch Engage.

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