KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Begin Teasing Potential New Music Next Week
We've waited so long but it finally looks like we should be getting some Killswitch Engage music very soon. The band recently revealed they'd have the record out sometime this fall, as well as announced a bunch of tour dates with Clutch. But when are we to hear new music? It looks like next week.
The band posted a teaser on social media that reads "Unleashed 06.25.19," which would be next Tuesday. It would make sense that we would either get a new album announcement, an album cover reveal, a new single, a new music video or all of the above.
Last month, bassist Mike D'Antonio revealed in an interview with The Edge, the new record was just recently mastered and will absolutely be out this fall.
"We finished recording, finally, we finished mastering, finally, for the new record, so it's going to be out in the fall. It is the best time of year, you can break out the sweatshirts and long pants."
D'Antonio also recently revealed that the band recorded 17 tracks for the effort, and that there will be some leftovers that they're "going to save for a little bit later."
"It's been recorded. We actually recorded too many songs. It kind of threw Jesse for a bit of a loop. We had, like, 22, 21 songs that we actually completed all the music for except for vocals, and then it was time to sit down and do it, and it, like, fried his brain. It took a little while longer to write the record and finish the record. I think we did, like, maybe 17 tunes with vocals, and there are still a few left over that we're going to save for a little bit later. The record's not going to have that many, for sure. We'll have some extras to play with and figure out something to do. We've narrowed down the track listing; we are mixing now; and all systems [are] go to get it out for 2019."
Here are the band's upcoming dates with Clutch:
7/8 — Quebec City, QC — Festival D'ete (Killswitch Engageonly)
7/11 — London, ON — Rock The Park#
7/12 — Syracuse, NY — SI Hall
7/13 — Inwood, WV — Shiley Acres
7/14 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
7/16 — Fort Wayne, IN — The Clyde
7/18 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock & Casin
7/19 — Cadott, WI — Cadott Rock Fest
7/20 — OshKosh, WI — Rock USA
7/22 — Tulsa, OK — The Brady Theater
7/23 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
7/25 — Bethlehem, PA — Sands Event Center
7/26 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Outdoors
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy MTL
7/28 — Bangor, ME — Impact Festival
7/30 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
8/2 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE Outdoors
8/3 — Port Chester, NY — Capital Theater
8/4 — Worcester, MA — Palladium Outdoors
8/7 — Las Vegas, NV — Psycho Las Vegas (Clutch only)