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…
February 6th, 2012
Well, he is if the new Killswitch Engage website is anything to go by. That’s where we got that above picture from, after all. It also comes as a surprise to absolutely no-one, given the ever-decreasing levels of denial coming from Mr Leach in recent days. Still, it’ll be interesting to see what direction Killswitch Engage now take with their new…err….old….err current vocalist.
January 4th, 2012
February 8th, 2011
Times Of Grace
The Hymn of a Broken Man
17 January 2011
by Raziq Rauf
When Killswitch Engage catapulted themselves to the fore of the metalcore scene they’d helped create a decade ago, there was much promise. That pressure quickly told however, as vocalist/lyricist Jesse Leach left the band soon after their breakthrough, seminal 2002 album Alive or Just Breathing. Virtuoso guitarist (and then-drummer) Adam Dutkiewicz remained, but the inimitable synergy between the two has been missing from the rock scene ever since.
December 1st, 2009
Era: The End Of Heartache