Killswitch Engage released a powerful new track, “I Am Broken Too” which is loaded with nothing but positive filled messages to uplift the soul. The song is featured on the band’s eighth album, Atonement set to release on August 16 via Metal Blade Records. The video is filled with a focus on handwritten lyrics, “You Carry This Weight, trying to cover your mistakes. To make it seem like nothing could ever break you. But I see right through because I am broken too. In all the same places as you. If you needed proof, I’ll reopen the wounds.” This powerful song is dedicated to those who struggle with mental illness and fight silently for help.
Killswitch Engage includes Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]. The band is devoted to the cause of helping those who are struggling. Not only is it apparent in their music lyrics but they work in tandem with a non-profit organization called “Hope for the Day” which provides outreach and mental health education to prevent suicide attempts.
Jesse Leach stated, “Many people suffer from mental illness in one form or another. I want nothing more than for people to feel like they are not alone in this struggle. There is always someone there to help, to listen, and to be there for you. Don’t lose hope and don’t let your brokenness consume you. Broken can be fixed, or at the very least, maintained. No one is alone in this fight.”
Killswitch Engage will be doing an exclusive in-store performance at Amoeba Music Hollywood on August 14 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Fans will be able to purchase the album to get guaranteed admission and a limited-edition “Live at Amoeba” poster. Details for the event are located here. The band will also perform at The Space in Las Vegas on August 13, 2019.
Killswitch Engage tour dates w/ Clutch
07/16 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde
07/18 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock & Casino
07/19 – Cadott, WI – Cadott 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 MTL#
07/28- Bangor, ME – Impact Music Festival#
07/30 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/01 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
08/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/03 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
08/04 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
Killswitch Engage tour dates
08/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Space
08/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Music
10/11 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Photo Credit: Boston Lynn Schultz