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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE POST NEW VIDEO, START WORK ON NEW ALBUM, CONTEMPLATE SHAVING BEARDS

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Seems like an odd time for Killswitch Engage to release a new video, seeing as they’re reportedly heading into the studio this month to record the follow-up to 2006’s Daylight Dies — but more Killswitch is never a bad thing, so fuck it, right? Live footage / road footage videos are great for record labels because they give the media a reason to continue talking about a band when the prior album cycle is over (touche!) and they don’t cost a penny to make outside of hiring some dude to chop together footage that’s already been filmed. So while there isn’t much new to see here, the live and behind the scenes footage used in this video shows KsE up to their usual backstage shenanigans and at the top of their live game, set to one of my favorite tracks from Daylight Dies, “This Is Absolution.”

Also: Justin’s Foley’s beard. In my now infamous “Beard on Beard” interview with Justin he threatened to be on the verge of shaving off his man-whiskers. Say it ain’t so! This video could be the last glimpse we get of Foley’s monstrous chin pubes.

-VN

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