Killswitch Engage Releases New Record To Raise Funds For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Killswitch Engage is stepping up and doing its part to help those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The band released a new collection of songs Friday to help raise money for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy‘s COVID-19 Relief Fund.  The collection, Atonement II BSides For Charity, six songs recorded during the sessions for the band’s 2019 album Atonement.  the songs are available to download now through KsE’s official Bandcamp page for one week beginning May 1, and will be available at all other digital service providers May 8.

KsE front man Jesse Leach talked about the songs featured for the new record in a recent interview.

“These songs didn’t make the final cut for Atonement,” said Leach.  “Choosing which songs make an album remains a tough process for me.  While the songs that made the most sense appear on the album, I’m still very attached to every song I write.  So, when the idea came up to put these B-sides out and donate funds to a charity, I was relieved at the idea and the band unanimously agreed to the cause.  I am proud these songs get to see a release, and to help others in the process is a huge bonus.”

Leach additionally discussed the songs’ background during his interview.

“These songs were written during a very difficult and uncertain time of my life,” he said. They are written with two perspectives: that of a struggling, angry, frustrated man having a crisis of faith, life, and love and a man finding the will and the strength to change perspective, try again, and to fight through it all. Although these songs may not have made the cut for the album, they are deeply meaningful songs that I believe in whole heartedly. Lyrically, they are some of my favorites that I have written. From the very personal ‘Hollow Convictions,’ ‘No Devotion,’ and ‘I Feel Alive Again,’ to the battle cry songs of ‘Killing of Leviathan,’ ‘Prophets of Treason,’ and ‘The Great Beyond,’ it tells the story of my journey and my view of the world around me.”

Along with talking about the songs and the record’s release, Leach also offered gratitude to all involved for its release.

“Big thanks to Metal Blade for partnering up with us on this! Also thank you to Center for Disaster Philanthropy for their amazing work! Lastly, thanks to all of you for purchasing the songs and contributing to helping those who are in desperate need during these uncertain times.”

The track listing for Atonement II BSides For Charity is noted below.

 

 

Atonement II B-Sides For Charity track-listing:
1. To The Great Beyond
2. Hollow Convictions
3. Killing of Leviathan
4. No Devotion
5. I Feel Alive Again
6. Prophets of Treason

 

More information on Killswitch Engages’s new record is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.killswitchengage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/killswitchengage

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kseofficial

 

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