Tag: Killswitch Engage

Review: “Deadringer” by Meltdown

There is more to Norway and Scandinavia than frostbitten Black Metal, frozen riffs, corpse paint, Skiing, Viking landmarks and breathtaking fjords?  Hailing from Fredrikstad in South East Norway are Meltdown, a five piece comprising guitarists Jorgen C. Hansen and Tor Audun Johansen-Sorli beside vocalist Stephan Hay, drummer Hans-Jacob Silvery and bassist Morten Nilsen who have

Interview: Killswitch Engage talk Atonement!

The Mike James Rock Show caught up with Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel with the Boston Massachusetts Metalcore heroes upon our shores for shows around their latest offering “Atonement”. The topics of conversation include how “The Signal Fire” came about and what it was like when they dropped “End Of Heartache” from their set…

Live Review: Arcaeon w/Transients & Flight Of Eden @ Facebar, Reading

Tonight is a special night at Reading Facebar. Not only was it Arcaeon Guitarist Sam Machin’s birthday yesterday but it’s also Vocalist Stuart Sarre’s birthday tomorrow. So it’s a party and the atmosphere is a relaxed one in their home town. It’s Sunday night and the feeling is right, even without Foreign Pact who have

NEWS: Light The Torch curse “The Great Divide”!

Metal Supergroup Light The Torch, who feature former members of Killswitch Engage and All Shall Perish alongside current members of Bleeding Through and Extinction A.D. to name but a few have given their debut offering under the moniker a final push with lyric video for “The Great Divide”. They’ll be on The Octane Accelerator Tour

Review: “Beauty Is A Destructive Angel” by Renounced

Returning for their third full length following 2017’s “Theories of Despair” are London Hardcore band Renounced who want to bring Death to false Metalcore. They’ve a part of the UK Underground Metal scene since 2013 and with Employed To Serve guitarist Sammy Urwin in their ranks their had been a school of thought that said

NEWS: Sean Townsend unveils new album!

Including a unique version of “Marianas Trench” by August Burns Red, “Hearts Burst Into Fire” by Bullet For My Valentine and “It’s Hard To Speak Without A Tongue” by Parkway Drive, Metalcore Pianist Sean Townsend has followed up his Killswitch Engage tribute album with a compilation of classics! Entitled “Beyond The Fall Of Beauty” it’s

Review: “Shaped By Fire” by As I Lay Dying

There isn’t that much that can be said about returning San Diego California Metalcore crew As I Lay Dying that hasn’t been said over the last few years. They blazed a trail between 2000 and 2014 with 2003’s “Frail Words Collapse” and 2005’s “Shadows Are Security” making waves in the first run of Metalcore. But

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins? FIGHT! Dio Ed.

The man, the myth, the legend. Ronnie James Dio may have been departed now nearly a decade but the much loved man’s status and statue lives on and controversially so with a hologram taking his place at select live shows. Fronting Dio, Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath, Elf and Rainbow at various points in a

Throwback: “Double X Minus” by Five Pointe O!

Way back in 2002 we saw the Roadrunner Roadrage Tour as it rolled up on Brighton’s Concord 2 like a tank with a trio of Roadrunner Records Metalcore bands in their infancy. Two of those bands have remained on the scene and outlived the stereotypes by reinventing themselves while staying true to their roots. Killswitch

NEWS: Parkway Drive in London in April!

Our prediction that Australian Metalcore titans Parkway Drive wouldn’t be back upon our shores until at least April earlier this week wasn’t far off the mark. A European Tour with a single UK date has been unveiled entitled “Viva The Underdogs”. Special guests are still to be announced however given the size of the venues