CONCERT REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – August Burns Red – Light the Torch – Live at Terminal 5


It’s always a special occasion when Killswitch Engage comes to town. This time, however, fans got an extra special treat as the band brought along supporting acts August Burns Red and Light The Torch.

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Joel Stroetzel Leaves the Killswitch Engage Tour Due to COVID-19


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


Watch Howard Jones (Light The Torch) Sing Three Songs with Killswitch Engage from Their Current Tour


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!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Shadows Fall – Unearth – Darkest Hour – Within The Ruins – Sworn Enemy – Carnivora: Live at The Worcester Palladium


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


Killswitch Engage Rebooks Headline Tour August Burns Red and Light The Torch


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.

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Slipknot Announces First-Ever Livestream From Knotfest LA


Slipknot has announced they will host their first ever global livestream, live from Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc Of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA on November 5th, 2021. Bonus performances will come from other Knotfest LA bands Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and Cherry Bombs. Tickets go on sale today from the link below with a discount price for Knotfest.com members. The stream will be watchable for up to a full 72 hours after. Tickets are on sale now at knotfest.veeps.com, priced at a discounted pre-sale cost of $15, with on-the-day tickets being $20. Knotfest Members are eligible to purchase at a discounted price of $12. Tickets bundled with event merch are also available.Continue reading


Slipknot Cancels Knotfest Roadshow in Alabama Due to Flooding


Slipknot has announced the cancelation of next weekend’s Knotfest Roadshow, featuring Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange, tour stop October 24th concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama. This is due to flash floods in the region last week, making the venue unsuitable. You can check out our review of the tour here. The band shared a statement about the decision to cancel the Alabama date:Continue reading


FESTIVAL RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Blue Ridge Amphitheater – Danville, Virginia


Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa

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CONCERT REVIEW: Knotfest Roadshow – Slipknot – Killswitch Engage – Fever 333 – Code Orange Live at DTE Energy Music Theatre


Entering DTE Energy Music Theatre was like walking into a theme park. There is a reason why it was rated first in the world for Pollstar’s 2019 year’s end rankings. Last weekend an army of black shirts with dyed hair walked through the outdoor amphitheater’s large gates. The late afternoon was pregnant with the infancy of Autumn which carried a refreshing crispness in the air. The tingly weather placed the multitude of concert goers in a rambunctious mood. The well-groomed music venue is accompanied with exceptional landscaping and pretty restaurants that set a peaceful tone which would be greatly contradicted with the night of mayhem ahead. Slipknot was in town, and they brought the Knotfest Roadshow with them.

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