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Love and Death vs. Killswitch Engage – Cage Match

Photos: Facebook: Love and Death / Killswitch Engage Love and Death have had quite the reign with their track ‘I W8 4 U’ but will they be able to enter the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame by winning their fifth and final battle? Killswitch Engage take the matchup by storm with their brand new single ‘In Due Time’ off of their forthcoming album ‘Disarm the Descent,’ which arrives April 2. The new disc is the band’s first with original vocalist Jesse Leach in over a decade. Killswitch Engage are scheduled to play this year’s Soundwave Festival and other international dates in the spring. For a full list of shows, go here . So will Love and Death win this last round and head to Loudwire’s Cage Match Hall of Fame with ‘I W8 4 U’ or will Killswitch Engage gain a victory ‘In Due Time’? (This Cage Match will run until Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Love and Death, ‘I W8 4 U’ Killswitch Engage, ‘In Due Time’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Killswitch Engage Unveil Cover Art for Upcoming Album ‘Disarm the Descent’

Roadrunner The upcoming sixth album from  Killswitch Engage can certainly claim the distinction of “highly anticipated.” It was recently revealed that the disc will be titled ‘Disarm the Descent’ and be released on April 2, but another piece of the puzzle has been released in the form of the album’s cover art (pictured here). ‘Disarm the Descent’ will be Killswitch Engage’s first album in 11 years that features returning vocalist Jesse Leach , the singer having left the metal act shortly after their 2002 full-length ‘Alive or Just Breathing.’ Since Leach’s triumphant return to the band at the 2012 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the revamped Killswitch have proven themselves as a solid live act, but now fans will get to hear Leach’s studio work on ‘Disarm the Descent.’ The cover art for the upcoming album was designed by Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D’Antonio, which depicts a veiled female figure with flames coming out of her chest. The artwork is stunning and harnesses a gritty a scratched up style fitting of the group’s sound. “To me, this is by far my best vocal performance, much thanks to Adam’s guidance and faith in my abilities,” Jesse Leach says about the new album. “I am very grateful to be where I am in life, back in an amazing band with a record we are all excited for the world to hear. Thanks to all the fans for their warm welcome back and their undying love for Killswitch Engage.” Stay tuned for more news on Killswitch Engage’s upcoming sixth album. ‘Disarm The Descent’ Track Listing: ‘The Hell In Me’ ‘Beyond the Flames’ ‘New Awakening’ ‘In Due Time’ ‘A Tribute to the Fallen’ ‘The Turning Point’ ‘All That We Have’ ‘You Don’t Bleed for Me’ ‘The Call’ ‘No End in Sight’ ‘Always’ ‘Time Will Not Remain’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-the-end-of-heartache-top-21st-century-metal-songs/” title=”Killswitch Engage – Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Killswitch Engage to Play ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ in Full on 2012 North American Tour

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Only six months after the live return of vocalist Jesse Leach to Killswitch Engage , the band has announced that they will embark on a 2012 tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark album ‘Alive or Just Breathing.’ During the monthlong North American tour, Killswitch will be playing the album in its entirety. Shadows Fall and Acaro will support the trek. Last month, it was revealed that Killswitch Engage would be headlining the 2012 California Metalfest, with the marquee announcement of their performance being that the band would be playing every song from ‘Alive or Just Breathing.’ Perhaps due to the immense fan reaction of both excitement and jealousy of fans who aren’t able to make it to California, Killswitch will now give fans across North America an opportunity to experience the 10-year-old album before the year is up. Killswitch Engage announced the news via their Facebook page accompanied by the words, “This is for all the fans.” The announcement came in video form, mixing film from 2002 (which gives an unexpected wave of nostalgia to those who remember the album’s release) with footage from 2012. The video continues to say, “‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour. Performing the entire record from beginning to end … with special guests Shadows Fall and Acaro,” before scrolling through the upcoming tour dates. “I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again,” says Jesse Leach in a press release. “Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can’t wait to sing ‘Rise inside’ and ‘Just Barely Breathing’ among others. On top of it all, we have our good friends in Shadows Fall and Acaro joining us. This tour will be one we will all remember! ” Check out the announcement video and the full list of tour dates below. Killswitch Engage Announce ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10th Anniversary Tour Killswitch Engage, ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ 10th Anniversary Tour Dates 11/24 – San Bernardino, Calif. – NOS Event Center (California Metalfest VI) 11/25 – San Francisco, Calif. – Slim’s 11/27 – Seattle, Wash. – Studio Seven 11/28 – Portland, Ore. – Hawthorne 11/30 – Boulder, Colo. – Fox Theater 12/01 – Kansas City, Kan. – Beaumont Club 12/02 – Dallas, Texas – Trees 12/04 – Tampa, Flo. – State Theater 12/05 – Pensacola, Flo. – Vinyl 12/07 – Asheville, N.C. – Orange Peel 12/08 – Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade 12/10 – Chicago, Ill. – Bottom Lounge 12/11 – Columbus, Ohio – Alrosa Villa 12/12 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House Dec. 14 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Town Ballroom 12/16 – Lancaster, Pa. – Chameleon Club 12/17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Willamsburg Music Hall 12/18 – Burlington, Vt. – Higher Ground 12/19 – Northampton, Mass. – Pearl Street 12/20 – Portland, Maine – State Theater [button href=”http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-members-discuss-new-song-jesse-leachs-return-more/” title=”Watch our Video Interview with Killswitch Engage” align=”center”]

Five Finger Death Punch Invite ‘Next Generation of Heavy Metal’ Onstage

While the Trespass America Tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage may be in the rearview mirror after wrapping up in late August, videos of the jaunt are still popping up online, including this one below where frontman Ivan Moody brings some young fans up onstage during the song ‘White Knuckles.’ While a Five Finger Death Punch show may not seem like the most kid friendly of affairs,

Killswitch Engage Frontman Jesse Leach Invites Fans to Rally Against Hatred

While metal sometimes gets a reputation for being being angry and unforgiving, Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently took to his personal Facebook page to write a lengthy entry titled ‘My Fight Against Hatred,’ encouraging fans to share his words with others. In the piece, Leach talks about the impact of hate through words, the differences that make us all individuals, the power of understanding, and the importance of unity.

Killswitch Engage Members Discuss New Song, Jesse Leach’s Return + More

Our coverage of the Heavy MTL Festival is far from finished, as we give you an exclusive interview with Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D’Antonio and drummer Justin Foley. During our chat with the Killswitch Engage duo, we discuss the band’s new track ‘No End in Sight,’ their inclusion on the ‘Trespass America’ tour, vocalist Jesse Leach’s onstage return at the 2012 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival + much more.

Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage + More Trespass New Jersey

Numerous fans gathered over the weekend (on Aug. 18) for the New Jersey stop of this year’s Trespass America Festival at Prudential Center. The massive show included performances by Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross. Detroit based band Battlecross kicked off the night with a solid set. Unfortunately not many people filled the venue while they were performing but for the lucky

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