Heartfelt heaviness to support efforts against the ongoing pandemic.
As the African proverb says, it takes a village. It takes a village to overcome obstacles that impact us all, supporting one another as best we can. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are doing their part by releasing Atonement II: B-Sides For Charity, a collection of six tracks from the recording sessions of 2019's Grammy-nominated Atonement (released via Metal Blade Records). All of the proceeds from the release will go towards supporting the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Frontman Jesse Leach comments:
"These songs didn't make the final cut for Atonement. Choosing which songs make an album remains a tough process for me. While the songs that made the most sense appear on the album, I'm still attached to every song I write. So, when the idea came up to put these B-Sides out and donate funds to a charity, I was relieved at the idea and the band unanimously agreed to the cause. I am proud these songs get to see a release, and to help others in the process is a huge bonus." Leach adds:
"These songs were written during a very difficult and uncertain time of my life. They are written with two perspectives: that of a struggling, angry, frustrated man having a crisis of faith, life, and love and a man finding the will and the strength to change perspective, try again, and to fight through it all. Although these songs may not have made the cut for the album, they are deeply meaningful songs that I believe in whole heartedly. Lyrically, they are some of my favorites that I have written. From the very personal 'Hollow Convictions,' 'No Devotion,' and 'I Feel Alive Again,' to the battle cry songs of 'Killing of Leviathan,' 'Prophets of Treason,' and 'The Great Beyond,' it tells the story of my journey and my view of the world around me."
Stream Atonement II below and visit their Bandcamp HERE to support the cause.