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Killswitch Engage @ Academy, Manchester

  • Academy England, M15 6JA United Kingdom (map)

Massachusetts metalcore kings Killswitch Engage have announced their brand-new album, “Atonement”, due out on August 16 via Music For Nations/Metal Blade Records.

To coincide with the news, the band have also released the new track ‘Unleashed’. “Unleashed is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface,” explains frontman Jesse Leach. “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! The new album “Atonement” is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.”

Meanwhile, of the record itself – which features guest appearances from former KSE vocalist Howard Jones on ‘The Signal Fire’, and Testament’s Chuck Billy on ‘Crownless King’ – guitarist (and producer) Adam Dutkiewicz says: “I want fans to enjoy this. When I listen to Metal records, I get pumped up and excited. I hope our fans can get just as excited when they hear our songs and watch us play live. Do you really want to pay money to look at someone pretending to be a badass? It’s not what we do. If we’re laughing, we’re enjoying it and we are enjoying this one.”

Check out tour UK dates below for this October


14 Norwich UEA
15 Bristol O2 Academy
17 Glasgow Barrowlands
18 Manchester Academy
19 Birmingham O2 Academy
20 London O2 Academy Brixton

Earlier Event: 18 October
Memoriam @ Rebellion, Manchester
Later Event: 19 October
Gloryhammer @ Academy Club, Manchester