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Watch Killswitch Engage hook up with Howard Jones in video for The Signal Fire

Killswitch Engage (Image credit: Music For Nations)

Killswitch Engage (opens in new tab) have released a video for their new single The Signal Fire.

The track and video features ex Killswitch frontman Howard Jones, who trades vocals with current singer Jesse Leach, and appears on the band’s new album Atonement which launched last week through Music For Nations.

Speaking of the Ian McFarland-directed promo, Leach says: “This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity. This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. 

“In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message – not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding. There is strength in unity.”

Leach continues: “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together. Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”

Jones adds: “It was another silly day at the office. Good food, lots of wrestling talk and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. 

“Shout out to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles – with a hint of metal.”

The collaboration between Killswitch Engage and Jones first came to light in April 2018 (opens in new tab), when Leach posted an Instagram photo of himself and Jones with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

Killswitch Engage will head out on tour across the UK and Europe throughout October and November.

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Killswitch Engage: Atonement (opens in new tab)
Killswitch Engage have released their new studio album Atonement. The follow-up to 2016's Incarnate features the lead tracks Unleashed and I Am Broken Too.

Killswitch Engage 2019 UK and European tour
Oct 14: Norwich UEA, UK
Oct 15: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Oct 17: Glasgow Barrowland, UK
Oct 18: Manchester Academy, UK
Oct 19: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Oct 20: London Brixton Academy, UK
Oct 22: Brussels AB, Belgium
Oct 23: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Oct 25: Oberhausen Turbinehalle, Germany
Oct 26: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Oct 28: Helsinki Circus, Finland
Oct 30: Stockholm Fryshuset, Sweden
Oct 31: Oslo Rockerfeller, Norway
Nov 1: Karlstad Nojesfabriken, Sweden
Nov 2: Copenhagen Amager Bio, Denmark
Nov 4: Warsaw Stodola, Poland
Nov 5: Leipzig Werk 2, Germany
Nov 6: Munich Tonhalle, Germany
Nov 8: Lausanne Les Docs, Switzerland
Nov 9: Prattelin Z7, Switzerland
Nov 10: Nuremberg Loewensaal, Germany

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