It is not often you get two headliners on the same bill. Especially these days. Metal bands Killswitch Engage and Anthrax have combined forces to tour North America bringing the gospel of loud music to fans. The tour is called KillThrax. It begins at the end of January with the debut show right here in Montreal and will bring the bands throughout Canada and the United States.
Killswitch Engage is a metalcore band based in Massachusetts. They have been together since 1999. Over the course of their 19 years together they have released seven studio albums and two live albums. Their last album, Incarnate, was released in 2016. In 2005 they earned a Grammy nomination for the song “The End of Heartache”. The band has taken part in plenty of tours along with festivals like Ozzfest, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Heavy MTL, and Mayhem Festival.
They began way back in 1981 in NYC and Anthrax has been a force on the metal scene ever since. Always considered one of the premiere thrash metal bands along with Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer, Anthrax has kept busy releasing 11 studio albums, 26 singles and a collaboration with hip hop icons Public Enemy. They have sold over 10 million albums. Though the band’s line-up has changed a couple of times over their 37 years they have managed to maintain a reputation as a great live act.
-Date: January 25, 2018
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $49.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors @ 5:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Havok