Killswitch Engage

2019 just keeps getting better and better!

In a new update courtesy of Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach, the band appears to be one step closer to wrapping up production of their highly anticipated new album.

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Back in April, we reported that the Killswitch Engage frontman had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords to repair an issue, which prompted the band to cancel seven of their previously scheduled shows.

Now in better health, Leach is “screaming better than ever before” and is currently in the studio working on the band’s follow-up to 2016’s Incarnate. 

Fast forward to today, the band’s vocalist has shared yet another exciting update.

In his new update, the band’s frontman has shared that the new album still has more “mixing, editing and arranging,” and while they still have some things to do, he noted that he’s officially finished vocals on the band’s follow-up record.

You can read Leach’s full update below:

All vocals for the new @killswitchengage album are complete. Blood (actual blood), sweat, tears, more sweat, anxiety, anger, hope, love, frustration, passion and full on heartbreak are injected into every single word. Can’t wait for you to hear it when it’s all complete! Adam D is at the controls with more mixing, editing and arranging to do. I absolutely have to give Adam D a massive massive thank you for helping me more than any other record I’ve made. He is my musical soul mate and I don’t know what I would do without him.

This album wouldn’t be what it is without his determination and many many MANY hours of work. This process was the single hardest process I’ve ever had to deal with far beyond any album I’ve done, hands down. The sheer amount of material, my vocal surgery, depression, anxiety and full on mental breakdowns all contributed to the painstaking process. Adam was patient and motivating me along the way. The man is a total champion! Grateful to all of the guys in the band for their support. Stoked on their great and interesting songwriting skills as well as just being patient with me. I believe the album has something for everyone who is a fan or digs what Killswitch is known for. I personally leaned a bit more on the heavier side of things, but we’ll see what makes the album when all is said and done. I’m looking forward to 2019 more than words can express.

It’s been a super hard year for me personally as well as this album just haunting my thoughts and daily meditations. If nothing else I’ve given everything I have to this album. I truly hope my words on this piece of music are therapeutic, motivating and perhaps even inspiring for some of you out there. I know music is a huge part of my therapy and my life’s blood so it would be an honor to help anyone in any way with the music we make. Welp…enough out of me I’m going to drink a few dark and stormy beverages by a fire and try to relax and enjoy the fact another album in my career is complete. Cheers and thank you ALL for your patience, it’s been a difficult (yet I hope rewarding in the long run) process. 

 

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All vocals for the new @killswitchengage album are complete. Blood (actual blood), sweat, tears, more sweat, anxiety, anger, hope, love, frustration, passion and full on heartbreak are injected into every single word. Can’t wait for you to hear it when it’s all complete! Adam D is at the controls with more mixing, editing and arranging to do. I absolutely have to give Adam D a massive massive thank you for helping me more than any other record I’ve made. He is my musical soul mate and I don’t know what I would do with out him. This album wouldn’t be what it is without his determination and many many MANY hours of work. This process was the single hardest process I’ve ever had to deal with far beyond any album I’ve done, hands down. The sheer amount of material, my vocal surgery, depression, anxiety and full on mental breakdowns all contributed to the painstaking process. Adam was patient and motivating me along the way. The man is a total champion! Grateful to all of the guys in the band for their support. Stoked on their great and interesting song writing skills as well as just being patient with me. I believe the album has something for everyone who is a fan or digs what Killswitch is known for. I personally leaned a bit more on the heavier side of things, but we’ll see what makes the album when all is said and done. I’m looking forward to 2019 more than words can express. It’s been a super hard year for me personally as well as this album just haunting my thoughts and daily meditations. If nothing else I’ve given everything I have to this album. I truly hope my words on this piece of music are therapeutic, motivating and perhaps even inspiring for some of you out there. I know music is a huge part of my therapy and my life’s blood so it would be an honor to help anyone in anyway with the music we make. Welp…enough out of me I’m going to drink a few dark and stormy beverages by a fire and try to relax and enjoy the fact another album in my career is complete. Cheers and thank you ALL for your patience, it’s been a difficult (yet I hope rewarding in the long run) process. #KilswitchEngage #JesseLeach #SoulMetal #Hardcore #Metal #Rock #PunkRockMetalHead

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In other Killswitch Engage-related news, the band recently announced a massive co-headlining run, which has been called the Collapse The World tour, with Parkway Drive and After The Burial.

Tickets for the band’s upcoming run are on sale now, and you can check out a full list of cities and dates below!

Dates:

4/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre*
4/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium**
4/20 – Mesa, AZ @ 98 KUPD – Ufest***
4/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ City Auditorium**
4/23 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom*
4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom**
4/26 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom*
4/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
4/28 – Houston, TX @ So What?! Music Festival***
4/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater**
5/1 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
5/3 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville^^
5/4 – Atlanta, GA  @ Tabernacle**
5/5 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium*
5/7 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre**
5/9 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
5/10 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall*
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)**
5/12 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter^^
5/12 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues^
5/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring*
5/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit**
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Stage*
5/17-19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple***
*Killswitch Engage Closes Show
**Parkway Drive Closes Show
***Festival
^^Festival — Killswitch Engage Only
^Parkway Drive only

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