Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with guitarist Joel Stroetzel of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Lazerfest, which took place on Friday, May 10 at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's fifth studio album, "Disarm The Descent", sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Roadrunner Records.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's self-titled album opened with 58,000 units back in July 2009 to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.
2006's "As Daylight Dies" premiered with just under 60,000 copies to land at No. 32.
"Disarm The Descent" is KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic, genre-defining "Alive or Just Breathing". Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by bassist Mike D'Antonio.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has announced its first headline tour in support of "Disarm the Descent". Joining KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on the trek will be their longtime friends from San Diego in AS I LAY DYING. Ohio will also be well-represented on this tour, with MISS MAY I and AFFIANCE rounding out the bill.