KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are closing out 2015 by looking forward to the release of their seventh album, out Spring 2016 via Roadrunner Records. It’s one of the most anticipated hard rock albums of the year.
To herald the release, Killswitch Engage has shared the video for the brand new song “Strength of the Mind” and appears on the January 2016 cover of Revolver, paying homage to classic and beloved Star Wars characters.
Nerdist debuted the track/video and the cover. Check them out here.
“We are very pleased to have ‘Strength of the Mind’ finally released,” said singer Jesse Leach. “It is a big moment to have this be the first listen to the album. The video visually captures a bit of the anxiety and chaos that the song touches on lyrically. It is almost a bit surreal and dream-like with the camera effects, called ‘whacking’ It is always a pleasure to work with McFarland and Pecci, as they are both artists who give it their all with no shortcuts. Watching Mike work the camera live, while Ian paces around and directs, is a very involving and creatively satisfying experience.”
To Nerdist, Leach furthered, “We are all also very excited to have the pleasure of being on the cover of Revolver dressed as a characters from Star Wars! We had a total blast dressing up and trying not to laugh the entire time. It is such a fun cover and represents who we are as people. I am just very grateful to see the beginnings of an album cycle that I feel will define a whole new chapter for us.”
“Strength of the Mind” will be available at all digital retailers and streaming services tomorrow, December 11.
More key details about the new Killswitch Engage album will be revealed shortly.