Heavy metal quintet Killswitch Engage have announced that they have signed with Metal Blade Records, as well as Sony Music Entertainment outside of the US, and they will be releasing a brand new album in 2019.
In a press release from the band's team, Metal Blade's CEO and founder Brian Slagel, vocalist Jesse Leach, and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz stated the following:
"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." - Brian Slagel
"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." - Jesse Leach, vocalist
"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!" - Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist
Additionally, the band will be heading out on an international tour this summer with none other than Iron Maiden, as well as an Australian run this October with Parkway Drive. We'll keep you updated as more news and music from the band comes along in the coming months.