THEY ARE BACK!!! The duo that helped create the Killswitch Engage albums Killswitch Engage (2000) and Alive Or Just Breathing have returned with a new band. Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz have birthed new music under the moniker Times Of Grace and in taking the experiences they had together (and apart), these 13 deafening new tracks comprise their debut effort, The Hymn Of A Broken Man.
A lot of the reason why the genre of Metalcore became so huge in the middle part of the ‘00s is because of the music of Killswitch Engage. Killswitch is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year and I think most would agree that it’s been a solid run for the band so far. To kick off the summer, the group released its fifth studio album (their second self-titled record) in…
In the music world, there are metal bands and then there are metal bands, groups responsible for defining the genre and essentially helping make it into what it is. And while metal bands are relatively a dime a dozen, there are very few metal bands, maybe enough to count on one hand. Unfortunately genre defining bands are for the most part a dying breed.
While I can forgive Killswitch Engage for bringing Hatebreed on their latest tour, I don’t know if I can forgive them for the artwork that accompanies this album, although it should have people that think wrestling is real totally psyched. Thankfully, though, sight is not the sense to which this band is supposed to appeal, and when it comes time to make something badass come through the headphones, Killswitch deliver.
One of the most well respected metal bands in North America and the world is Massachusetts natives Killswitch Engage. These guys have struck mainstream stardom ever since forming around the year 1998, racking up astounding record sales and singles landing on mainstream rock charts, a virtual miracle for such a hard band. Killswitch recently released their latest album As Daylight Dies back in November and it has delivered the band not only massive sales but an increase in mainstream popularity. This formidable five piece band is currently on a North American tour with Chimaira, Dragonforce and He Is Legend that will stretch right into the beginning of April. We were recently able to catch up with founding Killswitch member and bass player Mike D’Antonio on the Toronto stop of the tour to ask him about the current tour, the band’s latest album and the condition of the band’s lead guitarist and songwriter Adam Dutkiewicz who recently had serious back surgery.
Killswitch Engage… yet another Metalcore band. Now a lot of readers are probably thinking “Oh shit… not more of these bands.” Well you don’t need to be thinking that about Killswitch Engage. These guys kick ass! Straight out of Westfield, Massachusetts, this band have paved their way from that town and into the spotlight, dragging millions of fans along for the ride. Currently, the band consists of Howard Jones (Vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (Guitar), Joel Stroelzel (Guitar), Mike D’Antonio (Bass), and Justin Foley (Drums).
If you are a fan of metal at all, then by now you have heard (or at least heard of) Killswitch Engage. You might also have known that in 2003, shortly after recording their second full length album “Alive or Just Breathing”, due to personal reasons, then lead singer Jesse David made the decision to leave the band. This was a shock for the group and a difficult decision for Jesse…