Metal titans Killswitch Engage have announced their eighth album Atonement will be released  August 16 on Metal Blade records.

The Grammy-nominated band have unveiled the first song from the album, “Unleashed.”

“‘Unleashed’ is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface,” says singer Jesse Leach. “We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song, and I’m stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album, Atonement, is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.”

The album took two years to finish. After starting in 2017 and recording sessions on both coasts, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach’s throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. Leach’s recovery took three months and involved speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The resulting album evidences their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades.

ATONEMENT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Unleashed”
2. “The Signal Fire” [Featuring Howard Jones]
3. “Us Against the World”
4. “The Crownless King” [Featuring Chuck Billy]
5. “I Am Broken Too”
6. “As Sure As the Sun Will Rise”
7. “Know Your Enemy
8. “Take Control”
9. “Ravenous”
10. “I Can’t Be the Only One”
11. “Bite the Hand That Feeds”The band will spend the summer on a co-headline tour with Clutch followed by a European headline tour in the fall

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + CLUTCH TOUR DATES:
7/8 — Quebec City, QC — Festival D’ete#^
7/11 — London, ON — Rock The Park#
7/12 — Syracuse, NY — SI Hall
7/13 — Inwood, WV — Earth Rocker Fest#
7/14 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
7/16 — Fort Wayne, IN — The Clyde
7/18 — Sioux City, IA — Hard Rock & Casino
7/19 — Cadott, WI — Cadott Rock Fest#
7/20 — OshKosh, WI — Rock USA#
7/22 — Tulsa, OK — The Brady Theater
7/23 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
7/25 — Bethlehem, PA — Sands Event Center
7/26 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Outdoors
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy MTL#
7/28 — Bangor, ME — Impact Festival#
7/30 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
8/1 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
8/2 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE Outdoors
8/3 — Port Chester, NY — Capital Theater
8/4 — Worcester, MA — Palladium Outdoors
#Festival
^KsE Only

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE IN EUROPE:
10/14 — Norwich, UK — UEA
10/15 — Bristol, UK — O2 Academy
10/17 — Glasgow, UK — Barrowland
10/18 — Manchester, UK — Academy
10/19 — Birmingham, UK —O2 Academy
10/20 — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
10/22 — Brussels, BEL — AB
10/23 — Amsterdam, HOL — Melkweg
10/25 — Oberhausen, GER — Turbinenhalle
10/26 — Berlin, GER — Huxleys
10/28 — Helsinki, FIN — Circus
10/30 — Stockholm, SWE — Fryshuset
10/31 — Oslo, NOR — Rockefeller
11/1 — Karlstad, SWE — Nojesfabriken
11/2 — Copenhagen, DEN — Amager Bio
11/4 — Warsaw, POL — Stodola
11/5 —Leipzig, GER — Werk 2
11/6  — Munich, GER — Tonehalle
11/8  — Lausanne, SWI — Les Docs
11/9 — Prattelen, SWI — Z7
11/10 —  Nurnberg, GER — Loewensaal

 

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