Guitarist Joel Stroetzel of Killswitch Engage left the band’s tour in Europe due to a family emergency. The band took to Instagram to share the news in a post, and revealed that the band’s production/stage manager will be filling in for him. In the post, which is no longer available, the band stated, “Due to a family emergency Joel had to leave the tour and head home. The next two shows our production/stage manager legend @the_josh will be filling in for a few songs.” Earlier in December, the band revealed that they have completed their recording of the eighth studio album, which follows their 2016 work Incarnate. Upon returning to North America, Killswitch Engage will be on a co-headlining trek with Parkway Drive beginning in April, in the “Collapse of the World” 2019 tour.