In one of the killer tours of late summer, Killswitch Engage armed with their new album and Clutch riding high on a series of new covers/singles totally lit up the night at The Capitol Theatre. The quaint and historic theater in sleepy Port Chester, New York has been around forever. It’s known as “The Original Rock Palace” for a reason. When a co-headline tour like this comes around the place fills up and the pit jumps off! Opening the show on this tour was Cro-Mags JM (as in John Joseph and Mackie Jason). The band played their hits, and considering they were both early influences on both bill toppers, this pairing is a great fit! Clutch has been on fire the last few years and are a must-see band live! Few frontmen can command a crowd as Neal Fallon can. Lastly, KsE came armed to the teeth with new music to play. The crushing ‘Unleashed’, and the soulful Punk energy of ‘I Am Broken Too’ are straight-up face-melters from their new album Atonement (Metal Blade) which was not quite out at the time of this show. Check out Rosa Miller’s photos from the night and do not miss these bands when they hit your town for a show!
As we get hype for new Killswitch Engage music, their new single ‘Unleashed’ hit satellite radio on Saturday, June 22nd, two days before it is available to purchase and stream. We heard the track on Sirius XM/Octane, hosted by Jose Mangin, and the track did not disappoint whatsoever! Our hot take is that this track is extremely brutal, with the great choruses you come to expect from the band. We’ll do a full review after the track drops tomorrow, which we will also share. The track will be the first new music for the band from their as yet untitled album for their new label, Metal Blade Records. You can catch the band on tour this summer with Clutch and Cro-Mags JM. Continue reading
Two of the preeminent bands in heavy metal, Killswitch Engage and Clutch will team-up for summer co-headline and festival tour. Direct support on the trek will come from Cro-Mags JM and, on select dates, All That Remains. A special Blabbermouth.Net presale will begin on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “BBM2019” to access tickets before the general public. (Check back here before the start of tomorrow’s presale for ticketing links to individual shows.) Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. local time.Continue reading