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
Format CD
RecordedDecember 15, 2003 (2003-12-15) - January 29, 2004 (2004-01-29)
Studio Zing Studios in Westfield, MA
Genre Metalcore, Alternative metal
Length4:58 (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"

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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".

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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
1."The End of Heartache"4:04
US/UK promo single
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]

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