Jesse Leach responds to Killswitch Engage's GRAMMY nomination

"Recognise and celebrate our culture!" enthuses Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach of the band's GRAMMY nomination.

Jesse Leach responds to Killswitch Engage's GRAMMY nomination

Following the revealing of yesterday's GRAMMYs shortlist, Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has taken to social media to reflect about the band's latest nomination – their third in total.

The Massachusetts titans are up for a gong in the Best Metal Performance category for this year's Unleashed single, finding themselves up against the stellar competition of Candlemass, Death Angel, I Prevail and Tool.

“Not a terrible way to wake up this morning!" says Jesse. "Thanks @recordingacademy for your consideration. If you would’ve told me as a young punk I’d be nominated for a Grammy never mind 2 of them, I would have laughed all up in your face! Guess you just never know who’s paying attention to your hard work and music. Regardless of who wins it’s all about Metal bands being recognized for the amazing music that comes from our scene! Recognize and celebrate our culture! Cheers and all Hails!"

Hear, hear.

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Previously Jesse has been nominated for Killswitch's In Due Time, while the band's smash 2004 single The End Of Heartache (featuring former vocalist Howard Jones) was also up for Best Metal Performance. Both ultimately lost out – to Black Sabbath and Motörhead respectively.

Catch Killswitch Engage live at the following U.S. dates next year with August Burns Red:

March 2020

10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
11 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
13 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
14 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
15 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
18 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
20 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes
23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
24 Los Angeles – The Wiltern
25 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
26 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
29 Boise, ID – Revolution
31 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex

April 2020

1 Denver, CO – Fillmore
3 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore
4 Chicago, IL – Radius
5 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
6 Toronto, ON – Rebel
8 Montreal, QC – MTelus
10 Portland, ME – State Theatre
11 New York, NY – Terminal 5
12 Boston, MA – House of Blues

And see them at next summer's Download Festival in the UK – get your tickets now.

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