Killswitch EngageJohn McMurtrie

Killswitch Engage Sign With Metal Blade Records


Killswitch Engage have officially signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the North American territory with Columbia/Sony Music to handle their releases elsewhere. A new album from the band is in the works and will arrive in 2019. The grouphad been working on that outing earlier this year, though they were forced to break after frontman Jesse Leach required surgery on his vocal cords for a polyp. The following statements were issued on the band’s new label home:

Metal Blade‘s CEO/founder Brian Slagel: “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

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Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach: “I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KsE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz: “I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”

The new label deal brings to an end Killswitch Engage‘s long-running arrangement with Roadrunner Records, with whom they have released all but their first album with.

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