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Killswitch Engage Writing Material For New Album

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Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage has checked in with the following brief update via Facebook about the band writing material for an upcoming album:

"YO! Its Adam D! We're about to begin writing our new record. Thanks to all of our fans for waiting so friggin' patiently...now let's turn on the "riff faucet" and RAGE!"

Details on the upcoming new release have not yet been revealed. In the mean time, you can check out more info on Killswitch Engage by heading over to the band's Facebook or MySpace profiles.

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1. R10 writes:

Good news! Love this band! Thier last couple of albums were so-so. An effort closer to End of Heartache would be appreciated. These guys get sh** on,but having met Adam D.,he's pretty bright,super cool dude also!

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. VanMetal writes:

They better step it up after their last album, what a disgrace! Im a little tired of Howard Jones

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

I haven't met any of these guys but they all seem like really down to earth chill dudes. Seen them live twice. Great both times. I've enjoyed all their albums. As Daylight Dies sounded similar to The End Of Heartache but it was a good release. That's why their second self titled album had a different feel from the last 2 releases. It was a conscience effort supposedly cause I heard they had said they didn't want 1 album to sound similar to another.
I think they bring something fresh to the table with each release. Adam is a riff master and is a multi-talented musician, Justin Foley lays down some nasty beats behind the skins, and of course Howard Jones is a great singer with nice range. Basically I'm really into this band and I'm definitely gonna give this whole album a listen. I'm confident it'll be good. I don't think they've run out of ideas. Times Of Grace is a great example of that.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

Van, you give the whole album a listen? I was pretty happy with it.
The Forgotten
The Return
This Is Goodbye
I liked the whole album but those are the key songs I like. Plus on the special edition they have live tracks of My Curse and Holy Diver that were actually pretty good. They put on a good live show and they're funny guys.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. VanMetal writes:

I say bring jesse back to KSE. I'd like Howard to do something with Blood has been shed again.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. VanMetal writes:

I pretty much just lost intrest in these guys after end of heartache, I loved AOJB. If I want good Metalcore I listen to Unearth, they are much better in my opinion.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R10 writes:

Your right Z,these guys do put on a great show. And that is the most important thing to me. If ya cant cut it live,i'll tend to lose interest. Mr. D is just as funny in person as on stage. What a character. Its not that i hated self-titaled and Daylight,just didnt measure up to the first two for me. Looking forward to the new work,seeing what they can come up with. And that Times of Grace record was really good imo. Pretty much anything Jesse Leach does is good in my book though.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZMA writes:

Van, I agree with what you said only because it'd be REALLY BADASS!!!! to have a new Blood Has Been Shed record. It's long overdue. Like The Kovenant coming out with a record haha.
I love KSE and Unearth so I guess I can't say much. It'd be cool to see Jesse come back though. Interesting though. Have him come back but keep Howard in the lineup and just have a revolving lineup. Sometimes he'll sing, then Jones, then sometimes both will sing. Sometimes Adam will move to drums then to guitar and Foley will come back for those times. That'd make things really interesting. It'd be like a metalcore King Crimson lol. That'd probably be a long shot though obviously and hard on Adam with his back problems or whatever.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I'm with VanMetal on this one. After End of Heartache my interest in Killswitch Engage really diminished. I hope this long period off will benefit the band.

Still, I have seen them live twice and they do know how to put on an awesome show.

Now Playing: "Disposition" by Tool

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

R10, yea true. I hope to be able to put on an awesome live show like them some day. Well hopefully this new release will be good. I still need to listen to the new Times Of Grace all the way through.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrianSD writes:

End of Heartache was a good record, daylight dies had some good tracks too. Didn't like what followed all that much. Aojb was good but nothing better than heartache. I'll give the new one a chance. Jones is better live than when I saw them with leech. Saw them twice before heartache.

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. EsotericSurgery writes:

Yes you do ZMA...yes you do :)

# Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Ryanopuffs writes:

As much as we all want to see Jesse write or do something with Killswitch, he's clearly said those days are over. He's leaving the past behind and going where the road takes him, and hey, I respect that. AOJB is metalcore gold, one of, if not, the best metalcore albums in existence. But Jesse is doing his own thing, and I love Howard on a different note. Either way, Times of Grace, Killswitch, Blood Has Been Shed, The Empire Shall Fall, anything from these guys always gets me interested!

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. VanMetal writes:

I just find killswitch to be a little soft for my metal liking these days. Maybe its the content in the lyrics. All they seem to sing about is heartache ........its getting a little boring and sappy.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. R10 writes:

Thats probably a fair criticism Van. Thats probably because of H. Jones. I really miss J. Leach's lyrics. Who knows ,maybe after what Howards been through,maybe he comes in with a differant attitude,lyric wise that is.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Isn't Times of Grace just a more melodic rehashed Killswitch Engage? At least that's what I hear. I'm starting to think of Jesse as a one album wonder. Sure, we all loved AOJB, but his new stuff with Times of Grace is just meh...

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. R10 writes:

I really liked J. Leach's band Seemless. Even though its more of a straight up rock direction. Empire Shall Fall certainly had good moments also. Saw Jesse live twice with Killswitch,probably at a bad time,he was definately struggling with the material. Howards definately the better live performer,imo. They'll never come close to duplicating Alive or Just Breathing,just a differant time. They are who and what they are; i dont expect blacked thrash or prog from them. Just a decent metalcore record will do.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FeVeRDrEaM620 writes:

all of KsE's records kick-ass their best is heartache then daylight dies n the last selftitled r big 2 adam d is just a riff machine gotta give joel love 2 and howard....and the red beard behind the kit lol

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Ryanopuffs writes:

Van, I know what you mean. Howard defiantly brings those types of lyrics to the table alot, especially the self-titled album. I think thats what it mainly consisted of. But hey, it got me through some tough times a little too, so I can't complain too much. Jesse's lyrics are more about overcoming personal barriers and uplifts your view on the world and life, which I say, I love all of Jesse's lyrics. Times of Grace defiantly was a big step in the metalcore age now-a-days. I think Jesse can keep writing albums after one and them coming out fantastic. Seemless is one example, and TESF is soon to be second, their EP is sounding great so far..

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. EsotericSurgery writes:

PTF, the new TOG album is essentially a rehashed version of As Daylight Dies. You're pretty spot on with your assessment...I'll give you that. I'm a huge fan of the lyrics on both the new TOG and ADD...but they do sound somewhat the same :p

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. TheIronMan writes:

Aw yeah.

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Hellspawn writes:

Well this is good news, here's hoping they can step it up from their previous mediocre album and return to form.

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

Funny, I didn't care for ADD (I gave it another spin last week and was still kind of meh about it) but I like the TOG that ES turned me on to. Guess I just never put the 2 together in my head and compared em.

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Metal Messiah writes:

Hope this album is better than some past albums, Howard Jones is a good clean vocalist but can't growl as well as Jesse Leach.

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. OverkillExposure writes:

I loved End Of Heartache, and As Daylight Dies grew on me. KsE II sounded a bit better last time I spun it, which was a while ago, so I kinda feel like revisiting it now that all the initial disappointment has worn off. I'm not expecting another AOJB with this new record, but hopefully Adam puts his money where his mouth is, RAGEs it up and cranks out a heavy one.

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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