Jun 20, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Presented By: KBPI & Twist & Shout

Day: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Door Time: 6:30 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $25
Day Of Show Price: $29
SOLD OUT

Killswitch Engage
Sometimes, a much-loved and highly successful band needs to shake things up a bit to keep things fresh and interesting for their fans and for themselves, all the while retaining the signature sonic hallmarks that have defined their sound.

For their upcoming sixth album, Massachusetts metal pioneers Killswitch Engage reunited with original singer Jesse Leach, whose vocals and lyrics on 2002's landmark Alive or Just Breathing are fan-favorite qualities and part of what helped put KsE on the map as one of the most important bands of the '00s metal revival. Poll KsE fans and ask which album they like best and Alive or Just Breathing is usually right at the top of the list.

Call it coming full circle, returning to their roots or coming home again. Whatever the case and no matter what you choose to label it, Leach's return to the fold is welcomed and anticipated by all involved, from the band members themselves to the fans. Leach is a fitting piece of the KsE puzzle. KsE enjoyed a decade of success with Leach's replacement Howard Jones, who has moved on amicably.

"This change is very exciting," the band said upon announcing Leach's triumphant return. "We know you're going to love it. This is truly a new era in KsE history and it is ready to shred your face off. So, please help us in welcoming Jesse back into the KsE family; he is a rare and great talent, a fact that older KsE fans have known for years. Here is to a killer new record and a bright future. The five of us cannot wait to write this record and play shows together and bring that feeling to our fans. It's been far too long."

KsE burst onto the scene with the genre-defining Alive or Just Breathing, notching a Grammy nomination in 2005 for the title track from 2004's gold-certified The End of Heartache and following up that landmark album with the Gold-selling As Daylight Dies and an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live along with gracing the covers of countless metal and rock magazines around the world.

Through the '00s, KsE adopted a versatile, non-stop touring schedule. The band's road history includes two treks on Ozzfest, stints on Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos, as they have that rare ability to straddle the line between the metal and alternative scenes by touring with Slayer and Mastodon as easily as My Chemical Romance and Underoath

The band's DVD Set This World Ablaze also enjoyed Gold-selling status, proving that KsE have the metallic Midas touch.

However, KsE have never coasted on the wave of prior successes, which saw them become one of the premier, most successful bands to emerge from the so-called New Wave of American metal. With Leach back at the vocal helm and behind the mic and a renewed sense of what they want to accomplish, what once was is brand new again and 2012 (and beyond) looks to be another exciting year (and decade) for Killswitch Engage.

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Miss May I
Miss May IA year after breaking out into the scene, Miss May I have returned with their sophomore effort "Monument". Delving deeper into the source of anguish that fueled "Apologies Are For the Weak" (selling well over 25,000 records in 1 year), Miss May I present an even more eclectic side to the organized chaos they have earned a reputation for. Borrowing from a wider range of genres, the new album touches upon parts of thrash merged with melody and metalcore goodness. The intensity on Monument is unmatched by any metal release this year and all that emotion will be unhinged live this summer on the "Back To Your Roots Tour" as the band direct supports for The Devil Wears Prada on their full US tour doing sold out days in most major markets. Watch as these young guns become the next big thing in metal.
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Darkest Hour
Darkest HourDarkest Hour is an American Melodic Death Metal band from Washington, D.C., formed in 1995. Though failing to break early in their career, the band has received acclaim for their three latest albums, Undoing Ruin, Deliver Us, and The Eternal Return. Deliver Us debuted at number 110 on the Billboard album charts, with sales of 6,600 and their most recent effort The Eternal Return garnered them an even higher position in the Billboard album charts at number 104.
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The Word Alive
The Word AliveOver the past couple of years, The Word Alive has gained a global reputation for pushing the boundaries within their genre. But with new sophomore full-length 'Life Cycles', the Arizona quintet is set to join an elite club of heavy music luminaries ushering in the next evolution of melodic metal.

Exploring themes of both personal and musical development, the album marks the moment when The Word Alive took destiny firmly by the reins, determined to eclipse their past accomplishments. The follow-up to acclaimed album 'Deceiver', the group enlisted red-hot metal producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men), reaching a new level of musical complexity and composition. Continuing their worldwide attack, the band kicked off the campaign for 'Life Cycles' with a U .S. tour with Attack Attack!, before they tear across Europe, and into a full summer on The All Stars Tour. With a new album packed as solid as their tour schedule, The Word Alive are ready to storm into a bright future.
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Affiance
AffianceAFFIANCE is an American Metal Band from Cleveland, OH. Reigning in the powerful midwest attitude, AFFIANCE combines elements that tear from the sleeve of metal legends with powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocals. Since starting their touring career in 2010, the band has completed many North American, European, and UK tours. Most recently, the band wrapped up a full US tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and another with PROTEST THE HERO, as well as their first international headliner in South Africa. They been working diligently all year on their newest release “BLACKOUT” set to debut September 23, 2014 on Bullet Tooth. 

Singer Dennis Tvrdik commented, “We are still a relatively small band in a very big metal world and we hope to change that with this album. BLACKOUT is a bit darker than our previous albums, and I think it’s time for heavy music with melodies to make its presence known in American metal culture. I am proud to be a part of that.” 

The first single from “Blackout” (Produced by Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio who has recently finished records for August Burns Red and Texas In July) is titled “Limitless” and is streaming now atYouTube.com/BulletTooth. The band is filming a music video for the song “Fire” and will premiere in the coming weeks.

Brett Wondrak (Guitar) commented on the new album, “Blackout is another step forward for us. We wrote this album to give our fans everything they expect from us and more. All the catchy guitar licks, crushing breakdowns, shredding solos, and memorable high notes that Dennis is so well known for. These are some of the best songs we've ever written. This has been a great year for metal. “Blackout" will be no exception." 

The most recent AFFIANCE album "The Campaign" had a successful album cycle! Great support from the WARRIORS (Affiance fans) charted them on Billboard (#7 Heatseekers, #7 Top New Artist, #37 Top Hard Albums, and #53 Top Indie Albums).

AFFIANCE have recently wrapped up North American and European tours with Killswitch Engage, Protest The Hero, The Word Alive, Memphis May Fire, Darkest Hour, Dance Gavin Dance, Miss May I, The Color Morale, and Stray From The Path.$

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