Dual-headliner tours are always a weird one. No matter what fancy-pants arrangements the bands come to, no matter if they have a stricty-enforced on-off switch for who plays last every night, naturally one band rises above the other. And so it goes with Killswitch Engage and Trivium, who are currently enacting this age-old conflict at venues up and down the length of the UK. Our snapper in the North, Gary Wolstenholme, was on hand in Manchester to shoot both bands when they brought that unspoken conflict to the O2 Academy.
May 7th, 2013
It’s the first Killswitch Engage w/ Jesse Leach London show ever and their first gig over here since Download Festival last summer and it’s well and truly sold out. It’s more than just a homecoming. Is this the gig of 2013? At least until their appearance at Hevy Festival this summer…
Pre-gig meal: Wahaca. Pork pibil tacos, steak tacos, corn and a celebratory Cinco de Mayo margarita.
Top 6 things we learnt watching Jesse Leach & Killswitch Engage in London…
June 10th, 2012
Killswitch Engage played their first UK show with Jesse Leech (well, their first since he rejoined, anyway) at Download Festival 2012, and boy, was Jesse hungry for it. Also: kudos for repping a 7 Seconds shirt!
November 24th, 2011
In surely the most astounding piece of Big Company Marketing in 2011, children’s plastic building block manufacturer, LEGO have made a metal song, performed by little LEGO men. Not only is it an awesome idea but it’s a really good song as well.
And yes, that’s a LEGO Ozzy Osbourne. The legalities of Ozzy shoving his hand through a bat are hazy, but I’m sure it’s fine.
June 3rd, 2010
For The Greater Good
07 June 2010
by Tom Dare
Colonel Blast are selling themselves short with their name. Although “General Blast” and “Field Marshall Blast” would be crap names, “Colonel” is a bit too mid-rank for a band capable of this kind of twisted and insane genius.
July 3rd, 2009
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.
January 13th, 2009
A Day To Remember
02 February 2009
June 3rd, 2008
No Tears For The Creatures
United By Fate Records
02 June 2008
by Ryan Williams
With their third album, Johnny Truant may well have hit the heavy metal jackpot. While their two previous records seemed either one-dimensional or failed to reach potential at times, No Tears For The Creatures delivers everything that the Brighton metalcore monsters have always threatened to. [Read more →]