Adam D from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE spoke to Alternative Press recently about having Jesse on board and the new material the band on working on for their upcoming album. Check out an extract below:
Killswitch are putting together your new record right now, too. How far along are you?
We’ve done basics for 16 songs, and we’ve got some vocal ideas down for two of them. When we get back in September, we’ll put the finishing touches on the other 14. The two are just about completed. One of them actually leaked already somehow. Somebody at the record company who is an absolute idiot did it. The only bummer about it was the fact that it’s just not done. It would have been nice to have something a little more complete leak.
The song that leaked, “No End In Sight,” you’ve been playing on the tour. With the song in a non-final form, how is it working out as the “return of Jesse Leach” song?
We’re working out the kinks since we’ve barely played it as a full group, so the more we play it, the tighter it will feel. Kids seem to be responding to it pretty well, and I think we’re playing in front of a lot of new faces this tour, so it’s kind of a cool reaction, anyway. A lot of people just not really knowing what to expect out of us. It’s pretty cool.
This entire record had been demoed out before Jesse Leach had rejoined the band, but Howard [Jones, ex-vocalist] had not touched any of it. What is happening with all of that material?
The way you always have to look at putting a record together: You do a bunch of songs, and normally some of them kind of float and some of them sink, and you want to kind of create the best record possible and then have a bunch of B-sides for a later release or exclusives [through certain retailers].
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