Killswitch Engage Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have just dropped the video for “I Am Broken Too.” Watch the powerful video here: youtu.be/tlE72MhrldA
The full-concept video was directed by Kyle Cogan and Zack Stauffer of SIMIAN.LA (simiandesign.tv // A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin) and was shot in the Los Angeles area.
“The video is a reflection of real-life events that loved ones have gone through,”says singer Jesse Leach. “Kyle Cogan and Zack Stauffer did an amazing job of bringing it all to life. The result is a powerful video that captures the essence and desperation of the song.”
The band is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the song to Hope for the Day (hftd.org), a Chicago-based non-profit organization that focuses on suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through the use of music and art.
The song appears on the band’s eighth album, Atonement, out August 16th on Metal Blade Records. Atonement is available for pre-order here: smarturl.it/kse-atonement
Killswitch Engage previously shared the new single “Unleashed.” Watch the visualizer here: youtu.be/Lm-sI1EB8BA
In other Killswitch Engage news, the band will be doing an exclusive in-store performance on August 14th at 5pm PT at Amoeba Music Hollywood. Fans will be able to purchase the album to get guaranteed admission and a limited-edition “Live at Amoeba” poster. All further details about this show are here: amoeba.com
The band will also perform a special intimate show at The Space in Las Vegas on August 13th. Tickets are on sale at: thespacelv.com
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
10. I Can’t Be the Only One
11. Bite the Hand That Feeds
Killswitch Engage tour dates
Aug. 13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Space
Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Music
Oct. 11 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
About Killswitch Engage:
Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s Alive Or Just Breathing became avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY?Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache  and As Daylight Dies . The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage , Disarm The Descent , and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate . The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.
2019 represents another turning point. The quintet – Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals] – sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Metal Blade, Atonement. The vision they shared two decades ago crystallizes like never before as evidenced by the first single “Unleashed.”