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Killswitch Engage Members Form New Band, Times Of Grace

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Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has announced that he and former Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach will be teaming up once again, as the duo have formed a new band entitled, Times Of Grace. The band are currently working on their debut album, "Hymns Of A Broken Man," which is expected to be released this November through Roadrunner Records.

"In all my life. I have yet to write a record that bares my soul as much as this record does," Leach said. "Adam and I had a real spiritual connection while making this and I know that it comes through in the performances and lyrics. This record has our blood, sweat and tears flowing through it. It is painfully honest at times. In short this record is our catharsis."

Adam D. added: "Making this record was something completely new for me. It documents some of the most difficult, yet spirited times of my life in the past three-and-a-half years. A lot of the music and lyrics just came out of me while going through several internal struggles, and writing these songs were the only comfort I could find. I reached out to Jesse to help sing and write these songs with me because of my respect for his musical abilities, and because of our great friendship... one that seems to not change no matter what happens in our lives.

"In the end, I am very proud of this record, and I feel it has helped me through some of my darkest days. I'm hoping that people will enjoy it, and also that it can maybe help others to keep the most positive mindset, even through the most trying of times."

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1. Jomama writes:

I like Jesse's vocals so we'll see if it's new or sounds like original KSE.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Leavenonealiveify writes:

Good deal. Always loved Leaches vocals.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

pretty kickass. hope it sounds like old kse then i'll be sold. defnitely gotta check this sh** out.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Hollow writes:

If their music is anything like Killswitch Engage's first self-titled album, I'll definitely like this band.

Not too keen on the band name though.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. NiZZO writes:

f*** yes, jesse is the man. howard is alright, but jl is the muthaf***in OG! can't wait to hear the new sh**!!!

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. EsotericSurgery writes:

This is great news. Music SHOULD be an expression of who we are...our emotions...our turmoils...that's when good music is made is when the soul is fully behind it. I'm pretty excited to hear what they came up with...but with Adam D I'm still not holding my breath lol

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blackheart*915 writes:

oh wow.so true. i cant wait for any great news to come soon.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Demise writes:

theres white stuff in my pants now >;.<;

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xDecapitation writes:

Who could ever doubt a man who wears tuxedo shirts, short shorts, and a headband, to his shows? Adam D is a god among men when it comes to stage presence, when I saw Killswitch in Toronto last year with In Flames he stole the show. He even wrote a little ballad for the show called, "Friendly Neighbours to the North" lmao.

This is some pretty good news in my opinion, Killswitch was slowly getting kind of boring, and I love Jesse's vocals they're so...raw. Can't wait to check it out.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Tivic writes:

I can't wait to heard Times Of Grace's debut "Hymns Of A Broken Man".

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MetalByNumbers writes:

I always thought Jesse was better then howard. Killswitch's self titled and alive or just breathing were the sh** back in the day!

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Good news. Killswitch has really not done anything amazing in a long time. The last two albums were boring. I've always been a fan of Leach and hopefully this new band will step it up. However, I hope it doesn't sounds like early Killswtich. Despite the Alive album's greatness, fans already know and love it. Let's here these two talented guys play some metal that we haven't heard.

Now Playing: "F(r)iend" by In Flames

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ yuuuupp

ES: why do u say that about adam D??

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'll reserve judgement until I hear it. Since Jesse has re-learned how to sing correctly, he may very well not sound at all like he did before.

n0thing: CLEARLY Adam D is a closet homo.

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Demise writes:

^ but hes hilarious!

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

No denying that Demise.

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Valentine_no_more writes:

I can't wait to hear how it sounds

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Demise writes:

my favorite line from him was during the Music as a Weapon he made a joke about jerking off to miley cyrus while eating fried chicken

# Aug 19, 2010 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. MetalByNumbers writes:

Fried Chicken is the easiest way to my heart.
that, or a nice cheesesteak sammich.
oh god..even a pork roll egg and cheese.

I gotta stop, I'm making myself hungry -_-

CLUCK U WINGS!! f***

I just realized how irrelevant my comment about love for food is to this thread. I need to get back on topic.

I was going to see some bad I think it was either Bodom or In Flames and Jesse Leach was frontman of this band called Seemless and they weren't that bad at all.

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 4:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

seemless is a blues-y rock band. they're not that bad. just not my cup of tea tho lol

it's true what bg says about jesse might not sound like he used to, kuz i checked out his other kinda jazz metal band, the empire shall fall, and he does sing/scream pretty different then he did back in kse. nonetheless, still looking forward to hear some of this sh**.

and BG, adam D might be a closet homo, he might NOT be a closest homo. u nvr know. and that's just the way he likes it. keeping us guessing lol

and demise, he is hilarious. i've seen them live and sometimes when they perform "rose of sharyn", "end of heartache", or "arms of sorrow", he says something about sex and that "this is for all the underage girls!" lmao

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. EsotericSurgery writes:

NH, it was more of a joke to be honest...Adam D is a really talented dude. His shtick on stage has gotten old for me now...I'm hoping with this project he puts more of himself into it. I agree with the above comments about KsE getting old...they're god aweful now. It's music aimed at selling records...not music from the heart as far as I can tell. Jesse isn't nearly as talented as Howard, per se, but Jesse is a much better frontman because he actually puts himself and his soul into the music he creates. I agree with BG1, Jesse could only do a 10 minute set before...be very interesting to see how he sounds if he has indeed been trained properly.

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Valentine_no_more writes:

MetAL!

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Demise writes:

^ that is what this site is for yes

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ FIGHT!!! (in mortal kombat voice)

# Aug 23, 2010 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. xDecapitation writes:

lol I've noticed all of a sudden everybody is doing this arrow pointing to the previous post thing.

# Aug 23, 2010 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Demise writes:

no fight nothinghead i was just messing around with him

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