With my brother living in Japan with his family, every few years I set out to visit him in the Land of the Rising Sun. This year it just so happened that Killswitch Engage were playing the intimate Osaka venue Club Quattro during my visit. To see the band play Japan was definitely an incredible experience, helped further by an awesome Japanese opening act called Meaning.
Necks will be snapped and the pit will be packed for the annual 'This Is Hardcore Fest.' This year's four-day extravaganza will be held at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia from July 24-27.
You voted, we tallied and we have 16 great metal albums advancing to the second round of the 2014 March Metal Madness tournament. With 16 discs left in the battle for the Best Metal Album of the 21st Century, the competition is heating up.
The second matchup of the Mosh Pit Region pits two acts who enjoyed breakout success in the early 21st century. And now both of them square off in the 2014 March Metal Madness competition to determine the best metal album of the 21st Century.
Killswitch Engage are heading back out on tour for another batch of shows in support of their 'Disarm the Descent' album this spring. In what promises to be one of the must-see treks of the coming months, Killswitch will share stages with up-and-comers Battlecross on all dates, while Into Another, Trivium, Nothing More and My Ticket Home will join them on select shows.
Frontman Jesse Leach is best known as the returning vocalist of Killswitch Engage, and he shows off his chops on the band's critically acclaimed 2013 album, ‘Disarm the Descent.’ However, the multi-tasking singer is still also part of the bands Empire Shall Fall and Times of Grace. When we spoke with him, Leach talked about both of these bands, as well as his plans for an eclectic solo album.