Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach on next Times Of Grace record

Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach
Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach (Image credit: Getty)

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach says there won’t be much in the way of aggressive vocals on the next Times Of Grace record.

The singer says he and bandmate Adam Dutkiewicz have already begun demoing tracks for the follow-up to 2011’s The Hymn Of A Broken Man – though he’s not yet sure whether it will be a full-length or an EP.

He tells Lithium Magazine: “I have four instrumental demos on my phone right for a new EP or album. We don’t know yet. And Adam just told me yesterday he’s got two more.

“Adam’s on a writing binge right now. He’s sort of the grandmaster of all that, so he gives me stuff and I work on it, I write lyrics. Then he comes in and helps me with the lyrics and vocals.

“So it’s a very collaborative process after he’s written all the music. So, as far as I can tell, it’s coming along.”

Leach adds: “The cool thing about Times Of Grace is that it’s another outlet for us, and moving forward with that project, it’s gonna be even more different from Killswitch. There’s gonna be no ‘metalcore’ sound going on. As a matter of fact, I’m planning on not doing much aggressive vocals at all.”

The interview can be viewed in full below.

Meanwhile, Killswitch Engage are currently touring North America in support of their latest album Incarnate. They’ll also support Bullet For My Valentine on their winter UK tour later this year.

Killswitch Engage tour dates 2016⁄2017

Aug 16: Dallas The Bomb Factory, TX
Aug 18: Springfield Illinois State Fair, IL
Aug 19: Omaha 89.7 River’s Rockfest @ Westfair Amphitheater, NE
Aug 20: Columbia The Blue Note, MO
Aug 21: Madison Allianz Energy Center Exhibition Hall, WI
Aug 23: Clive 7 Flags Event Center, IA
Aug 24: Brookings Swifter Center, SD
Aug 25: Fargo Schools Arena, ND
Aug 27: Regina Evraz Place, SK
Aug 28: Edmonton Recall Place, AB
Aug 29: Calgary Eagle Event Center, AB
Aug 30: Epenticton Okanagan Events Centre, BC
Sep 01: San Francisco Regency Music Hall, CA
Sep 02: Los Angeles Novo, CA
Sep 03: Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, NV
Sep 05: Seattle WaMu Theater, WA
Sep 06: Spokane Star Theater at Spokane Arena, WA
Sep 07: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID
Sep 09: Salt Lake City Complex, UT
Sep 10: Denver High Elevation Fest, CO
Sep 12: Bonner Springs Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, KS
Sep 13: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL
Sep 14: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, IL
Sep 15: Toledo Huntington Center, OH
Sep 17: Mashantucket Revolution Rock Festival, CT
Sep 18: Chester Rock Allegiance Fest, PA
Sep 21: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Nov 24: Newport Centre, UK
Nov 27: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Nov 30: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Dec 03: Manchester Academy, UK
Dec 06: Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
Dec 09: London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
Mar 01: Auckland Power Station, New Zealand
Mar 03: Newtown Enmore Theatre, Australia
Mar 04: Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel, Australia
Mar 05: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Mar 07: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Mar 08: Northbridge Metro City, Australia

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