Caught up with Mike Gitter, Killswitch Engage’s A&R man, just before Christmas. Asked what he had to say on the new record…. “They have begun working on the record. Vocal ideas are being finalized. Sounds are being gotten. All under the watchful eye of Adam D. I’m EXTREMELY happy with what I’ve heard so far. The record is going to be a bit of a growth from “Alive Or Just Breathing”: heavier riffs, bigger choruses and a few musical surprises…a rehash it ain’t. I’d rather be purposely vague and let the record speak for itself. Howard Jones is certainly bound to live up to the bar he’s set for himself live. New drummer Justin Foley is bound to bring the band to a new level…capable of the groove of the last album as well as being completely over the top and techical. Basically, there’s nothing the guy can’t do. So, that said, we all wait with baited breath.” Adam D returns to the UK late January to work with Andy Sneap.