A new song from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, entitled "Reckoning", has made available for download via the Roadrunner Records web site (free e-mail signup required). The track comes off the band's self-titled fourth album, which is scheduled for release on June 30.
"This album will be the death of me," KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones tells RollingStone.com. "There was nothing comfortable about it for any of us," he says of making the record, most of which took place in Atlanta under the watchful eye of superproducer Brendan O'Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AC/DC, PEARL JAM), marking the first time KILLSWITCH guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has stepped aside for an outside producer.
"We're known for being a pretty positive band — we're almost a self-help band," Jones says. "I feel like Tony Robbins or something. We're known for anthems, but this time I really tried to write from a different place. I've got enough to draw on to write some stuff that can be dark. Maybe there's still a hint of positivity in it, but there are some songs on there that are not positive at all."
"Killswitch Engage" will feature the following track listing:
01. Never Again
02. Starting Over
03. The Forgotten
05. The Return
06. A Light In A Darkened World
07. Take Me Away
08. I Would Do Anything
09. Save Me
11. This Is Goodbye
Bonus tracks (deluxe edition):
12. In A Dead World
13. My Curse [Live]
14. Rose Of Sharyn [Live]
15. Holy Diver [Live]
Disc Two - DVD (deluxe edition):
01. "Making Of" Footage
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will spend the summer touring as a main-stage attraction on the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.