KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JOEL STROETZEL Sitting Out Tour Dates Due To 'Family Emergency'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JOEL STROETZEL Sitting Out Tour Dates Due To 'Family Emergency'

Due to a family emergency, guitarist Joel Stroetzel of Masachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be forced to sit out the band's tour dates this week. The group states: "We will be performing some songs as a four-piece and some songs with the talented and entertaining Ken Susi from UNEARTH.

"Our thoughts and love go out to Joel and his family.

"Joel wanted us to carry on and not cancel any shows, so here we go!

"Big thanks to Ken Susi for learning songs in a day!"

Fan-filmed video footage of Susi performing with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE last night (Saturday, July 19) at Lupo's in Providence, Rhode Island can be seen 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, 2013 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 Mike D'Antonio.

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