Killswitch Engage’s recently released new album, Atonement, features the crushing song “The Signal Fire,” which has the distinction of featuring current singer Jesse Leach joining forces with former frontman Howard Jones. Today, the band has released an incendiary performance video of the entire crew performing this intense track.
“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Leach, of the clip, which was directed by Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore). “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.”
“It was another silly day at the office,” Jones adds. “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.”