Killswitch Engage has signed to Metal Blade Records and are partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America. The band revealed they plan to release a new album sometime in 2019. With the exception of their 2000 debut, which was on Ferret, the band have been with Roadrunner Records for the past 16 years.
Metal Blade’s founder Brian Slagel commented:
“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.”
Jesse Leach expressed his excitement:
“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.”
Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz added:
“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!”