Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE played a special intimate show last night (Saturday, October 12) at the 400-capacity Santos Party House in New York City as part of the 2013 CBGB Festival. The concert was sponsored by "The Merciless Book of Metal Lists" authors Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins.
Fan-filmed video footage of last night's show can be seen below.
"This was originally going to be a secret show for our book release back in the spring, but schedules didn't allow for it, so we stayed on it, and decided to do it for CBGB fest," said Abrams.
"KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is one of my favorite bands — one which has reinvigorated metal in recent years — and we're proud to be working with them to make this great night happen."
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE is about to head out on tour in the U.S. with the mighty LAMB OF GOD, with support from TESTAMENT and HUNTRESS, and also wanted to offer up this unique event to its most loyal fans. New York City and tri-state area fans can catch KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fans on this upcoming tour at Roseland Ballroom (October 25) in New York City and at Starland Ballroom (November 22) in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Proceeds from the Santos Party House show will be donated to The FC Foundation, an organization whose mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnoses.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's latest 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.
"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 tapped McFarland & Pecci, the company co-owned by award-winning directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci, to helm the video for its song "Always".
McFarland & Pecci previously worked with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on the 30-minute documentary "New Awakening", about the recording process for "Disarm The Descent" and the video for the CD's lead single, "In Due Time".