Killswitch Engage fans cover unreleased song using only guitar tabs
The band is giving away prizes to the best covers.July 8, 2019
Killswitch Engage are gearing up to release a new track, and have an interesting challenge for fans to show off their musical talent.
The song called “I Am Broken Too” comes from the band’s upcoming album. They want fans to submit covers for it using only its guitar tabs, as the song has yet to drop.
“Joel wrote out the tabs for the chorus of ‘I Am Broken Too,’ so how about we have a little contest? Grab your guitar, camera, and post your interpretations to @YouTube before you can hear how WE play it for a chance to win a prize bundle!” the band wrote on Twitter.
Joel wrote out the tabs for the chorus of “I Am Broken Too,” so how about we have a little contest? Grab your guitar, camera, and post your interpretations to @YouTube before you can hear how WE play it for a chance to win a prize bundle! Full details: https://t.co/GloKCgbPqq pic.twitter.com/vVAW4zAID2
— Killswitch Engage (@kseofficial) July 3, 2019
Since the contest, many people have submitted their best renditions on what the song could sound like. You can see all the submissions here while we wait for the actual song to drop.
More Killswitch Engage news
A few weeks ago, Killswitch Engage announced a new album and a brand new single to give fans a taste of what it sounds like.
Atonement will be the band’s eighth full-length album. It will drop August 16.
The announcement comes after the band heavily teased fansthat something big was coming.
Previously a rough release date for the record has been established, the band shared a teaser on Twitter highlighting June 25 as a date of interest.
At the time, the band gave only one other detail for what’s to come captioning the post with “Unleashed.”
You can check out the teaser below.
— Killswitch Engage (@kseofficial) June 19, 2019
The first song is called “Unleashed.”
“‘Unleashed’ is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface,” singer Jesse Leach said in a statement. “We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that 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,” Leach continued. “The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.”
The band announced the album and the new song on Twitter, and you can see both announcements below as well as hear the new song.
“Atonement” – August 16, 2019 – https://t.co/J4hZtg1Avj
Listen to “Unleashed” now everywhere pic.twitter.com/DhhydjUlxz
— Killswitch Engage (@kseofficial) June 25, 2019
— Killswitch Engage (@kseofficial) June 25, 2019
You can also check out the full tracklist for the upcoming album below and preorder your copy here.
- “The Signal Fire” [featuring Howard Jones]
- “Us Against the World”
- “The Crownless King” [featuring Chuck Billy]
- “I Am Broken Too”
- “As Sure As The Sun Will Rise”
- “Know Your Enemy”
- “Take Control”
- “I Can’t Be the Only One”
- “Bite The Hand That Feeds”
Prior to the announcement and the teaser, the last substantial details concerning the new album came from bassist Mike D’antonio and guitarist Joel Stroetzel last month.
During an interview with The Edge at Welcome To Rockville earlier this month, D’antonio revealed in an interview that the album had finally been mastered.
“We finished recording, finally, we finished mastering, finally, for the new record, so it’s going to be out in the fall,” he says.
In a separate interview with Wired In The Empire, the bassist share that the band had actually recorded too many songs.
“We actually recorded too many songs. It kind of threw Jesse for a bit of a loop. We had, like, 22, 21 songs that we actually completed all the music for except for vocals, and then it was time to sit down and do it, and it, like, fried his brain. It took a little while longer to write the record and finish the record. I think we did, like, maybe 17 tunes with vocals, and there are still a few left over that we’re going to save for a little bit later. The record’s not going to have that many, for sure. We’ll have some extras to play with and figure out something to do. We’ve narrowed down the track listing; we are mixing now, and all systems [are] go to get it out for 2019.”
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