Jesse Leach, frontman of Killswitch Engage, embarks on his first ever solo DJ tour in Australia, which includes a spoken word night in the list of dates. The tour kicks off January 15 and runs through January 24.

While the band is in the planning stages for their next album (including a song for the upcoming Game of Thrones mixtape), Leach will be showcasing his DJ skills, playing various musical sub-genres ranging from punk and metal to hip-hop and drum and bass. “Memories, Words and Songs,” his spoken word night, will be an avenue for Leach to share his childhood memories, inspirations and his lyrical themes. Leach commented:

I am eager and excited to kick off my first DJ tour. I have been at this on and off for six years in the Northeastern U.S. and I love sharing music that moves me! There is an amazing rush I get when I play a song and watching the crowd react or when someone approaches me wanting to know what song I played. I do this because I love it.

Folks in the land Down Under can see him on the following dates:

  • January 15 – Sydney – Hot Damn
  • January 16 – Brisbane – Brightside
  • January 21 – Melbourne – Spoken Word Night at Eureka Rebellion Trading
  • January 24 – Melbourne – The Gasometer

Leach created a “Spottily” playlist for Fred Perry Subculture to promote his upcoming tour, and fans should definitely check it out.

Features

HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

By

Full Feature
Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.

By

Full Feature
My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.

By

Full Feature
All Features