One of the things we're most excited by here at Scribes at the start of 2013 is the return of a certain Massachusetts metal band. Back together with Jesse Leach after a gap that lasted almost a decade, Killswitch Engage have reunited with their original vocalist and are now headed to the UK as part of a European tour in the Spring of 2013. If that's not a great bit of metal news quite frankly we don't know what is!
Killswitch Engage Announce UK Tour, In Due Time Single, British Music Experience Appearance
This tour will be the album launch tour for Killswitch Engage's brand new full length album, Disarm The Descent, which will be released through Roadrunner Records on the first of April 2013. Ahead of the album's release, the first single from the album, "In Due Time", will be released on the fifth of February. Killswitch are currently shooting a video for In Due Time, which will be released in the near future (editors note - we resisted the urge to make an In Due Time pun there). The song is streaming on YouTube, and included for your listening pleasure at the bottom of this update. The full set of tour dates can be seen below:
Killswitch Engage Disarm The Descent Album Launch UK Tour Dates May 2013:
2nd - Manchester - Ritz
3rd - Glasgow - O2 ABC
4th - Birmingham - Institute
5th - London - Shepherds Bush Empire
6th - Cardiff - Solus
Tickets can be purchased from the usual online outlets (though the Cardiff show may be seetickets only) and are priced between £16.00 and £18.50 plus booking fees.
Last but certainly not least of the three big pieces of Killswitch Engage news to emerge this week, Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach will be headed to the UK before their tour for a very special event. Adam and Jesse will be here in the UK next week for a very special fan event at the British Music Experience, located in the O2 Bubble at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. The event will see Adam & Jesse engage with fans in a special Q & A event. For the chance to obtain or win tickets for this very special event, please visit www.britishmusicexperience.com/killswitch-engage. Roadrunner Records may also have further opportunities for fans to win entry, so keep an eye on http://www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk as well.