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Massachusetts, United States (1999 – present)

Killswitch Engage is a band from Westfield, Massachusetts, United States.

Formed in 1999 after the disbandment of Overcast and Aftershock. Killswitch Engage’s current lineup consists of vocalist Jesse Leach, bassist Mike D’Antonio, guitarists Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz, and drummer Justin Foley. The band’s membership has changed in the decade since its founding as illness, changes in life-situation, and new interests have drawn the men in different directions. The band has released six studio albums (the latest one being Disarm The Descent (2013) ) and one DVD.

Killswitch Engage rose to fame with its 2004 release The End of Heartache, which peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold in December 2007 for over 500,000 shipments in the United States. The title track, “The End of Heartache”, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005, and a live DVD titled (Set This) World Ablaze was released in 2005. Killswitch Engage has performed at festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Ozzfest, Download Festival, Rock on the Range, Rock Am Ring, Mayhem Festival, and the Australian Soundwave Festival. The band has sold over one-million records in the United States alone and have been widely reffered to as “one of the founders of metalcore.”

Killswitch Engage formed when the two metalcore bands, Overcast and Aftershock disbanded during the late 1990s. Following the disbandment of Overcast in 1998, bassist Mike D’Antonio jammed with Aftershock guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.


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  • Tema93ekb

    Disarm The Descent is best melodic metalcore album for me atm, these guys are awesome \\m/

    2 hours ago Reply
  • ipwnnoobsah

    Fucking love this band. It all started with "This Fire Burns" Thank you, CM Punk..

    Yesterday 11:47am Reply
  • the-wild-healer

    Tonight they play all Jesse material. That means possibly Numb Sickened Eyes, Soilborn, and Rusted Embrace.

    25 Jul 1:23am Reply
  • cuelinrockeru

    KSE sem howard é uma boa banda,mas com ele era perfeita...o vocal limpo dele é dos deuses

    14 Jul 7:27pm Reply
  • Stormehange

    Верните нигру

    14 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • michciu4

    wow, I used to love this group then I grew out of this kind of bands... brings back some nice memories

    12 Jul 9:59pm Reply
  • NikeFuck

    Джеси хуисас,Говард лучший <3

    9 Jul 10:12am Reply
  • fuckmeimstupid

    Вокалист Killswitch Engage поделился мнением о новом альбоме андеграундных хип-хопперов Atmosphere. Читаем по ссылке ::

    25 Jun 11:44am Reply
  • tim4tw

    "Revisiting my childhood right here. Man, I used to love this band back in the day! (By back in the day, i mean 2008, lol) Glad to listen to their music again." haha, funny, it's nearly the same right here :D

    15 Jun 3:06pm Reply
  • waywardcupcake1

    Revisiting my childhood right here. Man, I used to love this band back in the day! (By back in the day, i mean 2008, lol) Glad to listen to their music again.

    3 Jun 3:52pm Reply
  • Pdebaunilha

    <3 <3 <3

    31 May 3:23pm Reply
  • DesertPenguins

    Jesse's new lyrics are poor if you compare them to the ones on AoJB

    27 May 6:22pm Reply

    @Solus- As Daylight Dies was the album I loved the most, and I've been listening to it recently and it's still as awesome as it was for me when I was in 6th and 7th grade.

    23 May 11:03am Reply
  • Solus-

    @chasingxghosts Same dude. This band got me into rock music. Fucking memories... :)

    22 May 10:08pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Killswitch Engage

    21 May 4:12pm Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    @Sathg I saw them in February and Jesse played quite a few Howard songs

    20 May 1:38pm Reply

    My middle school years right here.

    17 May 1:11pm Reply
  • Entripy777

    bayharbour: Reawaken, Metalcore from Australia

    13 May 11:00pm Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    If you like modern, melodic Metal like Killswitch, check out the new single by dEMOTIONAL. It's catchy as fuck! <3

    12 May 12:07am Reply
  • the-wild-healer

    Howards new CD isn't anywhere near as good as ADD and TEOH. Better than the last one he made with Killswitch though.

    11 May 7:36pm Reply
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