According to KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio, the band has completed demoing material for its next studio album and is scheduled to begin laying down drums for the effort this week.
Adds KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach on Instagram: "I got my work cut out for me! [I am] stoked and kind of amazed how quick these dudes write killer songs! Proud to say once again everyone pitched in and every guy has their own style! This record will be a monster!"
As previously reported, a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE concert film shot on October 31, 2014 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts will be included on the band's next DVD release, tentatively due before the end of the year. The performance footage was filmed by the direction team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci (FEAR FACTORY, MESHUGGAH) using five Canon C300 cameras outfitted with Zeiss Prime Super Speed Lenses.
According to Leach, the DVD will include The Palladium show along with "some other cool stuff."
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE recently finished recording a new song, "Loyalty", that is featured on the mixtape for HBO's hit fantasy series "Game Of Thrones".
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's fifth studio album, "Disarm The Descent", sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2, 2013 via Roadrunner Records.
"Disarm The Descent" was KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first album with Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic, genre-defining "Alive or Just Breathing".
Stole this from #MikeDs Facebook page! I got my work cut out for me! Stoked and kind of amazed how quick these dudes write killer songs! Proud to say once again everyone pitched in and every guy has their own style! This record will be a monster! @darkicondesign @killswitchengage #killswitchengage #NewAlbumHasBegun #GottaPutInWork
A photo posted by Jesse Leach (@jesse_d_leach) on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:10am PDT