Killswitch Engage will re-issue its 2000 self-titled debut album this fall.
The veteran metalcore band will re-issue the record on vinyl on two separate color variants: clear with mint splatter, and coke bottle clear/olive green split. Additionally, it will feature expanded artwork by bassist Mike D’Antonio and four bonus tracks from the band’s 1999 demo. Pre-orders are open now.
D’Antonio talked about the forthcoming re-issue’s artwork in a recent interview.
“I had a lot of fun taking this artwork apart and putting it back together,” he said. “I especially had a good time searching through all the old photos and reminiscing. It was a simpler time in 2000 and the ‘hunger’ in the music still shines through to this day.”
Front man Jesse Leach shared his thoughts on the re-issue’s songs in his own comments.
“I wrote lyrics and did vocals for this album in a handful of days,” said Leach. “From what I can I recall, it was raw, emotive, and filled with a certain cathartic power. This was us at our most primal and most stripped down stage. This was the beginning and still holds the core of what I believe to be the heart of what this band still is deep inside.”
“I am honored and privileged to be a part of this album,” added Leach. “Before any big labels, world tours, and even the term ‘metalcore,’ it was just us four guys playing metal steeped in hardcore roots. We had no regard for a career, ambition, or any thought of longevity or legacy.”
The track listing for the forthcoming re-issue of Killswitch Engage is noted below.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TRACK LISTING:
“Temple From The Within”
“Numb Sickened Eyes”
“In The Unblind”
“One Last Sunset”
‘Prelude” (Bonus 1999 Demo)
“Soilborn” (Bonus 1999 Demo)
“Vide Infra” (Bonus 1999 Demo)
“In The Unblind” (Bonus 1999 Demo)
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