After much waiting and talking about it, we've finally got our hands on a new Killswitch Engage single and some album information. The band is now streaming a brand new song titled "Unleashed" from their new record Atonement.
Atonement is due out August 16 via Metal Blade Records. The song has everything you could possibly want from Killswitch Engage at this point – chunky riffs, neck-breaking rhythms, and soaring vocals that'll get stuck in your head for days on end.
Here's the cover photo:
Pre-orders are now available on Metal Blade Records.
Last month, bassist Mike D'Antonio 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)