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Killswitch Engage’s Adam D. Shoots Down “The End Of Heartache” 15th Anniversary Tour: “We Shouldn’t Live In The Past”


Killswitch Engage‘s gold certified 2004 album “The End Of Heartache” turns 15 this year but don’t expect the band to celebrate the anniversary. Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz recently spoke about that album being nearly old enough to drive with Kerrang!, stating of it:

“It’s kind of just a flash in the band, and then we move on for the next thing. We’re in the middle of trying to set up the new record. It’s funny, our bassist, Mike [D’Antonio], was like ‘Hey, should we be thinking about doing a 15th anniversary tour for this record?’ and I was like ‘No! We should be thinking about this new record!’”

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Dutkiewicz also shared his thoughts on anniversary touring in general, offering:

“We shouldn’t live in the past, y’know? I feel like there’s been too much of that recently. Maybe more people should focus on writing more material, and not just trying to rehash stuff, y’know? There’s just too much of that!

I’m happy that everyone agreed with me that it wasn’t a good idea,especially because we literally just finished our new record. So we have things to worry about.”

Given that “The End Of Heartache” featured vocals from ex-frontman Howard Jones, it admittedly could have been a bit awkward for current frontman Jesse Leach to perform the album in full, even despite his familiarity with many of the songs from it.

As Dutkiewicz mentioned above, following a lengthy and difficult writing/recording process, Killswitch Engage‘s new album was recently mastered and is being lined up for a fall release through Metal Blade Records. The band recorded a surplus of material during the sessions, so expect to see a few post-release b-sides and such to potentially arrive as well.

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