KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Interview With JOEL STROETZEL Posted Online

ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with guitarist Joel Stroetzel of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the five-minute chat below.

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will team up with IN FLAMES for a co-headlining tour of Canada in Sepember. Support on the trek will come from PROTEST THE HERO and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

The dates are as follows:

Sep. 08 - Montreal, QC - CEPSUM – University of Montreal
Sep. 09 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall
Sep. 11 - Thunder Bay, ON - Community Auditorium
Sep. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Convention Centre
Sep. 13 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland
Sep. 14 - Calgary, AB - Big 4 Building at Calgary Stampede
Sep. 15 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
Sep. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's self-titled fourth album is scheduled for release on June 30 via Roadrunner Records.

"This album will be the death of me," vocalist Howard Jones recently told RollingStone.com. "There was nothing comfortable about it for any of us," he said 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 said. "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 spend the summer touring as a main-stage attraction on the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

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