Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Singer To Play Guitar For KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Reliable sources have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that former HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist and ex-DAMAGEPLAN vocalist Patrick Lachman will fill in for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz on the band's upcoming North American tour with DRAGONFORCE, CHIMAIRA and HE IS LEGEND. Standing in for Dutkiewicz — who is recovering from a serious back injury — on KILLSWITCH's recent European tour was ex-SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "As Daylight Dies", has sold 198,000 copies in the United States since its November 21 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD is the follow up to 2004's Grammy-nominated album "The End of Heartache", and 2005's gold-selling DVD "(Set This) World Ablaze".

The first annual No Fear Music Tour, featuring headliners KILLSWITCH ENGAGE alongside DRAGONFORCE, CHIMAIRA and HE IS LEGEND, is scheduled to kick off February 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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