Killswitch Engage Biography

Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding 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 has released six studio albums and one DVD. Their latest album, Disarm the Descent was released on April 2, 2013.

Killswitch Engage rose to fame with its 2004 release The End of Heartache, which peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the RIAA in December 2007 for over 500,000 shipments in the United States. The title track, "The End of Heartache", was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Metal Performance, and a live DVD titled (Set This) World Ablaze was released in 2005. Killswitch Engage has performed at festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Ozzfest, Download Festival, Rock on the Range, Rock Am Ring, Mayhem Festival, Monsters of Rock, Pointfest, Heavy MTL and the Australian Soundwave Festival. The band has sold over four million records in the US and has been widely referred to as "one of the founders of metalcore" and one of the notable bands for New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

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Killswitch Engage confirm Jesse Leach has rejoined as their new singer

Leach replaces Howard Jones, who left the metal band in January

  • Feb 9, 2012

Killswitch Engage invite fans to audition to become their new singer

Former frontman Howard Jones also opens up about his departure from the band

  • Jan 10, 2012

Killswitch Engage officially part ways with frontman

Howard Jones is out of the metal band after nine years

  • Jan 5, 2012

Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley joins Unearth for UK tour

Massachusetts metallers unite for upcoming Hell On Earth extravaganza

  • Jun 15, 2011

Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall members launch Death Ray Vision

New band have released mini-album 'Get Lost Or Get Dead'

  • Mar 30, 2011

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Album review: Killswitch Engage - 'Killswitch Engage'

Album review: Killswitch Engage - 'Killswitch Engage'

They might have run out of title ideas, but inside it's all invention

  • Jul 23, 2009

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