Congratulations to Killswitch Engage. The Massachusetts band has notched a 2014 Grammy nomination. The song "In Due Time," the lead single from this year's critically acclaimed Disarm the Descent, which marked the return of original singer Jesse Leach after a decade-long absence, has been recognized in the Best Metal Performance category.
This is the band's second Grammy nomination. The title track from 2004's gold-selling The End of Heartache was nominated for a Grammy in the same category in 2005.
Of the nomination, Leach said, "All of us in Killswitch Engage are pleased to be nominated for a Grammy! We are also honored to share this nomination with such great bands. No matter what the outcome, it means even more to us to be able to do what we love and have such amazing fans. Huge thanks to everyone that has supported us and to all the hardworking people who help make this band what it is --we can't do this with out you! It is refreshing to see metal being noticed by the Grammys and we hope in the future it receives even more exposure and recognition. Cheers to all!"
2013 has been an incredible year for KsE. Upon the April release of much-anticipated Disarm the Descent, the band maintained a near-constant presence on the road, embarking on a highly successful headline tour in the summer and returning to the road this fall to enjoy a co-headline trek with Lamb of God.
The band's latest single, the powerful and resonant "Always," is currently at radio, with the emotional video garnering plenty of attention for its heartfelt and moving portrayal of a relationship in crisis between two siblings.
Killswitch Engage will start 2014 with a bang. In addition to this Grammy nomination, the band will head to Ireland before embarking on a U.K. tour with their labelmates in Trivium.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are slated to take place on January 26 in Los Angeles, with the ceremony broadcasting on CBS.