Celebrating 20 Years of Killswitch Engage

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on June 23, 2020

The band creates a comprehensive clickable, scrollable timeline of all things KsE.

For anyone following Killswitch Engage on Instagram, something was definitely happening. At the beginning of the month (June 3rd specifically) the band proceeded to essentially start from scratch with their feed and began posting just one photo a day of historic significance to KsE.

Today, Killswitch Engage introduced a clickable, scrollable digital museum packed with milestones and watershed moments that have band has enjoyed in their 20 year career. From major tours and festival appearances, to flyers from club gigs and fan tattoos, to Grammy nominations and music videos, the collection of content chronicles a storied career from one of metal music’s most endearing, enduring bands.

The complete, chronological timeline of Killswitch Engage can be viewed HERE.

Paired with the anniversary, Killswitch is releasing a run of retro merch featuring designs from the Alive Or Just Breathing and As Daylight Dies album cycles. The throwback collection offers fans a chance to grab merchandise that has long since been gone. Fans can place their orders HERE

“I’ll never forget when we first started touring and I had to quit my day job to give it a go,” recalls Adam D. “I remember thinking, ‘Just try it for a year, that way you’ll have no regrets when it doesn’t work out, and you can go find a new job.’ 20-plus years later, here we are, and it’s been an amazing ride. I’m so grateful to our fans for letting us continue to do this…THANK YOU, KsE FANS EVERYWHERE!!!”

“It’s hard to believe KsE has been going for so long,” says Stroetzel. “We’re gettin’ old! We hope you all enjoy the photos, as they have definitely brought back a lot of memories for us! It seems like only yesterday we were playing VFW halls in Western Mass and rehearsing in my parents’ basement!”

D’Antonio says, “Looking back at what KsE has seen and done in 20 years is nothing short of mind-blowing to me. How a little band from Massachusetts could tour the world for this long is beyond me. A lifetime of exciting moments and amazing memories… I would not trade it for the world.”

Listen to the band’s most recent Atonement II B-Sides for Charity release below.