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.
2013 has been a great year for Killswitch Engage. It's the band's first full year with vocalist Jesse Leach back in the lineup, and with Leach, Killswitch released 'Disarm the Descent' and embarked on some awesome tours. To cap off the year, Killswitch Engage have been nominated for a 2014 Grammy, with Leach announcing his excitement in a press release.
Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach has had a busy year to say the least, most recently capped off with a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance ('In Due Time'). After he rejoined the band last year, Killswitch Engage have toured relentlessly behind their latest album, ‘Disarm the Descent.’
Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category. The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.