As excited fans filed into The Freedom Mortgage Pavilionin Camden, New Jersey it was evident that we were all about to share an epic night of metal as Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage and Baroness converged to share the stage. It was already a hot summer night in an outdoor arena and it was about to get even hotter.
Finland is a country known for their long, cold winters. Wolfheart is a band that captures their nation’s wild and wonderous weather in their dramatic and dynamically dark sound. The group’s appropriately named debut record, Winterborn came out in 2013 and they have consistently been conveying the majestic magic of Suomi ever since. Now this four piece is getting ready to release their sixth full-length, King of the North (Napalm Records) where they dive even deeper into sharing stories about their country’s lore and land. Continue reading →
Seventh Storm are a new band formed by Mike Gaspar, formerly the drummer for Portuguese gothic metal legends Moonspell. As well as handling drum duties for Seventh Storm, Gaspar has also written and and arranged all of the music for their debut album, Maledictus (Atomic Fire). The album cover and promo photos convey a piratical theme that befits the band name and reflects Gaspar’s intention to depict the Portuguese tradition of “discovering the world, travelling far from home, exploring the seas.”Continue reading →
Lamb Of God will release their highly-anticipated new album Omens, on October 7th, 2022. Via Epic Records. The first single, “Nevermore,” arrives on Friday, June 10. Omens was produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth). The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive Live Nation produced U.S. headlining tour, The Omens Tour, featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs will also see support from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour kicks off September 9th in Brooklyn and runs through October 20th, see full routing below. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 10 at 10am local time at the link below!
An interesting release from Killswitch Engage, metalcore royalty who at the beginning of 2020 had just commenced touring their latest album Atonement. But found themselves heading home as the pandemic struck, licking their wounds and unable to take one of their strongest records out on the road, for shows that included support from former vocalist Howard Jones’s band Light The Torch; Atonement featuring the crushing track (‘The Signal Fire’) which saw Jones trading vocals with current (and original) singer Jesse Leach, and the tour providing the perfect opportunity for both frontmen to hit the stage together. Continue reading →
Killswitch Engage is currently on the road touring with August Burns Red and Light The Torch. The band has suffered a loss as guitarist Joel Stroetzel has gone home after contracting Covid-19. As reported by The PRP, fans initially noticed the musician’s absence on the band’s show in Portland, Maine on February 5th, with lead guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz later confirming that Stroetzel was out with a Covid infection. August Burns Red’s Dustin Davidson and JB Brubaker filled in for the Killswitch in Portland. The band will continue as a four-piece the rest of the tour with potential help from the other bands. Continue reading →
Killswitch Engage has kicked off its new headline tour with Light The Torch and August Burns Red. At the bands show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh former singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch joined KSE’s Jesse Leach for some hits, both new and old! Watch fan-filmed footage of the band performing “Rose of Sharyn,” “The End of Heartache,” and “Signal Fire” now!
I pull up to the parking lot of the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. It’s been two years and a couple of months since the last time I was at one of these things. One 40 ounce of malt liquor is disposed of while sitting in a warm car as ice and rain pounds away on the roof. Must make my way inside and show no weakness. My body has been in a state of mosh retirement for too long and there’s no telling how I’ll fare in a sea of savage longhairs.Continue reading →
As expected, Killswitch Engage has rescheduled it’’s previously canceled 2020 headline tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch for Winter 2022. The shows kick off on January 28 in Pittsburgh and runs through March 12 in Philadelphia. All dates are below. Tickets are on sale at the link below. All three bands are leaders of modern Metalcore and LTT frontman Howard Jones served as KsE’s singer from 2002 through 2012. The band is supporting their recent album Atonement, out now via Metal Blade Records.