Killswitch Engage Are Back with New Album 'Atonement'

Hear its newly shared song "Unleashed"
Killswitch Engage Are Back with New Album 'Atonement'
Killswitch Engage have announced they are charging back our way with a new album. Titled Atonement, the LP will arrive on August 16 via Metal Blade Records. And right now, you can hear the album opener "Unleashed."

Atonement marks the band's eighth studio album and their first with Metal Blade. The record includes vocal guests Chuck Billy, as well as former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, who guests on the track "The Signal Fire."

For now, though, the band have shared the new song "Unleashed."

In a statement, Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach had this to say about the album opener:

"Unleashed" is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface. 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.

Killswitch Engage will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Clutch this summer, including playing Heavy Montreal in July. You can see all the dates at the bottom of the page.


1. Unleashed
2. The Signal Fire (ft. Howard Jones)
3. Us Against the World
4. The Crownless King (ft. 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

Tour dates:

07/08 Quebec City, QC - Festival D'ete #

07/11 London, ON - Rocks The Park #

07/12 Syracuse, NY - SI Hall

07/13 Inwood, WV - Shiley Acres

07/14 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues

07/16 Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde

07/18 Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock & Casino

07/19 Cadott, WI - Rock Fest #

07/20 Cadott, WI - Rock Fest ^

07/20 OshKosh, WI - Rock USA #

07/22 Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theater

07/23 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

07/25 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center

07/26 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Outdoors

07/27 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal #

07/27 Bangor, ME - Impact Festival ^

07/28 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal ^

07/28 Bangor, ME - Impact Festival #

07/30 Huntington, NY - The Paramount

08/02 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoors

08/03 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre

08/04 Worcester, MA - Palladium Outdoors

08/07 Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Las Vegas ^

^ Clutch festival date

# Killswitch Engage festival date