On August 6, 2021, three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock heavyweights and platinum-selling band Killswitch Engage unleashed a streaming event that took fans by storm. The event took place at The Palladium in Worcester in the band’s native Massachusetts, which has been the site of many iconic KsE shows throughout the band’s history. The performance setlist consists of 2019’s Atonement in full, along with their 2000-released, self-titled debut album in full — with some fun and unexpected surprises along the way! This special event was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest for MyGoodEye.
This compelling performance will be available for the first time digitally, on 2 LP, and 2 CD/Blu-ray on June 3rd via Metal Blade. Pre-order it here and here.
Today, the current Metal Hammer magazine cover stars have shared the video for “Know Your Enemy.” Watch it here.
“This song speaks volumes about the state of the world, not only when I wrote the lyrics, but today, as well,” says singer Jesse Leach. “It shines a light on the various protest songs we’ve written over the years. To me, the message is equally important as the music, and this song is no exception. And regardless of who we have become as a band, we still have our roots firmly planted in hardcore music.”
LIVE AT THE PALLADIUM TRACK LISTING:”Unleashed””The Signal Fire””Us Against The World””The Crownless King””I Am Broken Too””As Sure As The Sun Will Rise””Know Your Enemy””Take Control””Ravenous””I Can’t Be The Only One””Bite The Hand That Feeds” “Temple From The Within””Vide Infra””Irreversal””Rusted Embrace””Prelude””Soilborn””Numb Sickened Eyes””In The Unblind””Just Barely Breathing”
In other KsE news, the band, recognized by Forbes as one of “metal’s most cherished acts,” have earned another impressive accolade. Their fourth album, As Daylight Dies, released by Roadrunner Records on November 21, 2006, has been certified platinum in the USA by the RIAA. The record produced fan favourites such as “My Curse” and “The Arms Of Sorrow” and was certified gold in the UK by the BPI in April 2021. The band also received a platinum certification for the aforementioned single “My Curse,” as well as gold awards for 2004’s The End Of Heartache (certified silver by the BPI in the UK in 2006) and the Set This World Ablaze DVD. The single “The End Of Heartache” and their cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver” are also certified gold in the USA, with album Alive Or Just Breathing clinching silver status in the UK in 2013.