KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says Next TIMES OF GRACE Release Will Not Include Much Aggressive Vocals

Mike Bax of Lithium Magazine conducted an interview with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach on August 7 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked about the status of TIMES OF GRACE, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, Jesse said: “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. So 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. And 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.”

Jesse added: “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 quote-unquote metalcore sound going on. As a matter of fact, I’m planning on not doing much aggressive vocals at all.”

TIMES OF GRACE‘s debut album, “The Hymn Of A Broken Man”, was released in January 2011 via Roadrunner Records. The CD sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 44 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Dutkiewicz and Leach originally worked together on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s benchmark album, 2002’s “Alive Or Just Breathing”. That record has become definitive for an entire generation of American metal, with Leach‘s voice and uplifting lyrics serving as one of the key elements that propelled the album to “modern classic” status. Leach left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE shortly after “Alive Or Just Breathing”‘s release but rejoined the group in early 2012 following the departure of his replacement, Howard Jones.

Source: HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says Next TIMES OF GRACE Release Will Not Include Much Aggressive Vocals
HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Says Next TIMES OF GRACE Release Will Not Include Much Aggressive Vocals
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