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Posted on February 12, 2008

Prior to their upcoming tour dates (starting Jan 19) we thought we’d give you a taste of EARLY Killswitch Engage from way back when. Download a free MP3 of ‘Soilborn’ HERE. You can get this track on the KsE self-titled first album, which has been re-mastered and remixed by guitarist Adam D for a new release on Jan 24. Originally released back in 2000 by Ferret Music, the new version also features new artwork from bassist Mike D and includes their original 1999 demo. The full track listing is as follows: 1. Temple From the Within 2. Vide Infra 3. Irreversal 4. Rusted Embrace 5. Prelude 6. Soilborn 7. Numb Sickened Eyes 8. In The Unblind 9. One Last Sunset Bonus tracks 1999 demo 10. Prelude 11. Soilborn 12. Vide Infra 13. In The Unblind Do you know how KsE orginally got together? The following is taken fromthe allmusic.com site, and was written by Eleanor Ditzel. Pay attention, this info may come in handy in the near future for the Free Shit page… “The foursome that came together and created Killswitch Engage already had strong fan followings. Mike D’Antonio (bass) was formerly the leader and principal songwriter of Overcast, the legendary underground metal group. When Overcast split in 1998, D’Antonio sought for a year to find the right combination of players to fuse hardcore and metal with melody. During the summer of 1999, D’Antonio connected with Adam Dutkiewitz, who was the drummer for Aftershock, and Joel Stroetzel, Aftershock’s guitar player. Jesse Leach, vocalist for Corrin and Nothing Stays Gold, joined on and the foursome took the name Killswitch Engage. Killswitch Engage made its debut by opening for In Flames during their tour. The Ferret label heard and liked the combination of brutality, sophistication, and breathtaking originality that the group produced, and signed them on. Ferret released Killswitch Engage’s self-titled debut album in June 2000 and it immediately began capturing rave reviews.”


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