Killswitch Engage Signs With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Massachusetts metalcore act Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing a new album in 2019 worldwide. Metal Blade's CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: "I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family." Jesse Leach (vocals): "I'm beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It's clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we're psyched to have them on our side. It's an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can't wait to see what the future holds." Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): "I'm very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here's to an awesome future with awesome labels!" Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager Columbia/Sony Music Germany: "I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America." Currently finishing work on a new album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the fall, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates! Killswitch Engage tour dates w/ Iron Maiden:

June 5 - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark June 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden ** June 9 - Rockavaria - Munich, Germany ** June 10 - Expo Plaza - Hannover, Germany June 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany *** June 13 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany June 14 - Kwadrat - Krakow, Poland *** June 16 - Akvarium Klub - Budapest, Hungary *** June 17 - Novarock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria ** June 19 - Proxima - Warsaw, Poland *** June 20 - Letnany Airport - Prague, Czech Republic June 22 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium ** June 24 - Hellfest - Clisson, France ** June 25 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg *** June 26 - Geneva Arena - Geneva, Switzerland June 28 - Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle - Rome, Italy * June 29 - Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle - Verona, Italy ** June 30 - Messe Freiburg - Freiburg, Germany July 1 - GelreDome - Arnhem, Netherlands July 31 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Aug. 1 - The Academy Dublin - Dublin, Ireland *** Aug. 2 - SSE Arena - Belfast, UK Aug. 4 - Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre - Aberdeen, UK Aug. 6 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK Aug. 7 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, UK Aug. 10 - 02 Arena - London, UK Aug. 11 - 02 Arena - London, UK *=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden) **=festival off-date ***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date Killswitch Engage Australia tour dates w/Parkway Drive Oct. 25 - UC Refectory - Canberra, Australia Oct. 26 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney, Australia Oct. 27 - Nex - Newcastle, Australia Oct. 28 - Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia Nov. 02 - Margaret Court Arena - Melbourne, Australia Nov. 03 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia Nov. 06 - HBF Stadium - Perth, Australia

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