Killswitch Engage headlining 40th anniversary Metal Blade Records show in Las Vegas

Mark Horton/Getty Images

Killswitch Engage are headlining an upcoming concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the label Metal Blade Records.

The show will take place October 5 in Las Vegas and will also include Fit for an Autopsy and Visigoth on the bill. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

Founded by Brian Slagel, Metal Blade Records made its debut in 1982 with the Metal Massacre compilation, which featured a then-unknown Metallica. The label would go on to release albums from metal heavyweights, including Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and GWAR. Killswitch Engage released their latest album, 2019’s Atonement, on Metal Blade.

“I can’t imagine where music or my journey as a musician would be with out Metal Blade Records,” says KsE frontman Jesse Leach. “I can speak for the band when I say we are stoked and absolutely honored to be apart of the 40th anniversary celebration! Killer lineup and a legendary milestone for metal music around the world! Massive respect and love to Brian Slagel for all he has done for music and for Killswitch!”

Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.