Italian web site SpazioRock.it conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at the Gods Of Metal festival, which took place this past June in Collegno (Turin),Italy. You can now watch the chat below.
The claymation video for "Save Me", a song off KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's latest, self-titled album, made its online debut in May. The clip, which finds the band in an alien encounter, was directed by Jim Starace and is guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz's "favorite video shoot EVER!" Adam tells CraveOnline.com, "It took like half an hour and we were turned into clay. And who doesn't like claymation and space aliens? They didn't like my suggestion of turning me into a blood-thirsty pterodactyl with laser eyes at the end of the vid, but it's cool. Thanks to all who worked wicked hard on this video...it looks sweet." Drummer Justin Foley explains, "If you are going to follow in anybody's footsteps, it may as well be GREEN JELLO, right? With the 'Save Me' video, we have finally achieved a band goal that we've been striving for a long, long time; shooting a video that we do not appear in. We also get to go into outer space."
The self-titled album from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE sold 58,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on June 30, 2009 via Roadrunner Records. It was produced by Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) and co-produced by Adam Dutkiewicz.