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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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  • insanehwo

    Говард хуисас,Джеси лучший <3

    26 Aug 9:33am Reply
  • readingmyeyes

    show foda ontem!

    25 Aug 12:31pm Reply
  • Ivansxm

    First time I saw this guys was in 2009, and the second was only yesterday, it was absolutely mind blowing, I fucking love KsE motherfuckers!

    21 Aug 1:25am Reply
  • RafaelGusmao

    Melhor banda de Metalcore, na minha opinião. KsE é foda!

    17 Aug 2:39am Reply
  • mallphas

    Uma ótima estratégia das bandas que têm temática cristã "oculta" (isso quer dizer, letras que não falam em Deus ou Jesus) é fazer agradar os ouvintes sem rotulagens. Estão fazendo bem para as pessoas, com som de qualidade e atingindo todos os públicos, até mesmo ateístas que dizem não crer em nada, mas, acordam nas manhãs crendo que vão ter um dia produtivo, (por exemplo). Mas não é culpa deles, é bom que ao menos creiam na capacidade de serem seres humanos melhores.  A temática cristã "oculta" a qual me refiro é a "melosidade" nas letras. Quando a intenção concreta é o positivismo e a forma de edificar ou melhor dizendo, "levantar alguém de uma bad."  Mas se muitos levam em conta ser romântica as letras, acham bobagem melosa e preferem nem escutar bandas assim. Infelizmente.

    16 Aug 5:17am Reply
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  • brutalshoe

    The best melodic metalcore band of the Universe! period

    13 Aug 10:56am Reply
  • Bangrunner

    "My Curse" best song ever

    11 Aug 9:01pm Reply
  • yuri_s_a_n

    their sound helped me to get through my early teenage years, good memories.

    9 Aug 6:15pm Reply
  • DesunotoK

    they sound like metalcore but at the same time kind of like melodeath.

    8 Aug 11:26am Reply
  • PistolPeteMatty

    I wish I could get into their stuff with Jesse, but I just always wander back to the albums with Howard on vocals. It's all solid as fuck though.

    7 Aug 5:22pm Reply
  • SUNcollider

    Rise inside is one of the best songs KSE

    31 Jul 8:53pm Reply
  • Tema93ekb

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

    26 Jul 6:04pm Reply
  • ipwnnoobsah

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

    25 Jul 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
  • 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
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