The End of Heartache (song)

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"The End of Heartache"
The End of Heartache (Resident Evil).jpg
Cover art for the Resident Evil: Apocalypse promo single
Single by Killswitch Engage
from the album The End of Heartache and Resident Evil: Apocalypse Soundtrack
Released August 2004
Format CD
Recorded December 15, 2003 (2003-12-15) - January 29, 2004 (2004-01-29)
Studio Zing Studios in Westfield, MA
Genre Metalcore
Length 4:58 (album version)
4:04 (Resident Evil: Apocalypse version)[1]
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Mike D'Antonio, Adam Dutkiewicz, Justin Foley, Howard Jones, Joel Stroetzel
Producer(s) Adam Dutkiewicz
Killswitch Engage singles chronology
"Rose of Sharyn"
"The End of Heartache"
"A Bid Farewell"

"The End of Heartache" is the title track and second single from Killswitch Engage's third studio album The End of Heartache. The song also appeared as the theme song for the 2004 zombie action film Resident Evil: Apocalypse.

The song became the band's breakthrough single, peaking at no. 31 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.[2]

Music video

Two videos were produced for the song. The video edit of the song features mostly clean singing from vocalist Howard Jones with a few background screams, much like the video for "My Curse".

The first video shows the band performing the song inter-cut with footage from Resident Evil: Apocalypse along with close-up shots of the band playing.[3]

The second video cuts out the Resident Evil: Apocalypse footage and cuts between shots of the band performing the song.[4]

Track listing

Resident Evil: Apocalypse promo single
No. Title Length
1. "The End of Heartache" 4:04
US/UK promo single
No. Title Length
1. "The End of Heartache" (Album version) 4:58
2. "The End of Heartache?" (Resident Evil: Apocalypse version) 4:04


The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to Whiplash by Motörhead.[5]



Killswitch Engage
Additional musicians


  1. ^ Loftus, Johhny (August 31, 2004). "Resident Evil: Apocalypse [Original Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Killswitch Engage – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache (Resident Evil Version) - YouTube". YouTube. April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache - YouTube". YouTube. October 26, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "47th Grammy Awards". Rock on the Net archive. Retrieved April 4, 2014.

External links

  • "The End of Heartache" on MetroLyrics
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