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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Announces Self-Titled Reissue With 1999 Demo Tracks

Plus expanded artwork by bassist Mike D'Antonio.

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Killswitch Engage is celebrating the 20th birthday of its 2000 self-titled debut album this year with a vinyl reissue. This will be the album's first time on vinyl, and will feature both expanded artwork by bassist Mike D'Antonio and additional four bonus tracks from their 1999 demo.

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"I had a lot of fun taking this artwork apart and putting it back together," says D'Antonio. "I especially had a good time searching through all the old photos and reminiscing. It was a simpler time in 2000 and the 'hunger' in the music still shines through to this day.

"I wrote lyrics and did vocals for this album in a handful of days," explains singer Jesse Leach. "From what I can I recall, it was raw, emotive, and filled with a certain cathartic power. This was us at our most primal and most stripped down stage. This was the beginning and still holds the core of what I believe to be the heart of what this band still is deep inside."

"I am honored and privileged to be a part of this album. Before any big labels, world tours, and even the term 'metalcore,' it was just us four guys playing metal steeped in hardcore roots. We had no regard for a career, ambition, or any thought of longevity or legacy."

Pre-orders are available here, and the track list is as follows:

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Side A
"Temple From The Within"
"Vide Infra"
"Irreversal"
"Rusted Embrace"
"Prelude"
"Soilborn"

Side B
"Numb Sickened Eyes"
"In The Unblind"
"One Last Sunset"
'Prelude" (Bonus 1999 Demo)
"Soilborn" (Bonus 1999 Demo)
"Vide Infra" (Bonus 1999 Demo)
"In The Unblind" (Bonus 1999 Demo)

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