KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz recently spoke to UK's Rock Sound magazine about his solo project called TIMES OF GRACE. Adam plans to record all of the instruments himself, while former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/current SEEMLESS frontman Jesse Leach will handle vocal duties.
Regarding how the material came together, Adam said, "It's a funny story, I ended up writing a bunch of songs after I destroyed my back. I pretty much wrote a whole record in my brain while I was lying in hospital. I thought that I wasn't going to walk for a little while so the record is about having all of your dreams taken away from you in a heartbeat. It's about how quick and how futile everything is, and how people should stop and count their blessings."
On the direction of the music, Adam stated, "It's all over the place, it's pretty weird; it's metal and kind of ballady and then there's some NEUROSIS-ish stuff too, it's all over the place."
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio told MTV's Metal File in August that the New England-based band would enter the studio in October to begin work on its next album, with plans to release the disc in early 2009. D'Antonio remarked, "When we start on this next one, we'll just bring our demos to practice, and we'll listen to them, judge them and start rearranging the parts that need to be rearranged — or we just start jamming on what sounds cool." The bassist added that most of the material he's written so far for the project sounds "fast."
The group expects to hit the road next March in support of the CD.
The new disc will follow KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 2006 album, "As Daylight Dies". The band's cover of DIO's "Holy Diver", issued on the special edition of the CD, became a surprise Top 10 rock radio hit late last year.