Guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE recently answered a number of questions for Fret12. You can now watch the 12-minute chat below.
Joel and Adam are one of the most well-known guitar duos in today's music scene. Able to blend technicality with melody, these guitarists have helped redefine what modern metal is all about with their unique brand of songwriting.
Fresh off the start of a KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour (now reunited with original lead vocalist Jesse Leach), Fret12 was able to meet up with Adam and Joel backstage at their sold-out December 10, 2012 show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago.
If you have wanted to know about the tone, the riffs, the gear, and more of the story behind these two, this is an interview you will not want to miss!
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release its new album, "Disarm The Descent", on April 2 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2009's self-titled release is the band's first album with original singer Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic, genre-defining "Alive or Just Breathing". Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence.
The CD's first single, "In Due Time", will be made available digitally on February 5. Album pre-orders will kick off in early February, as well, with more details forthcoming.
"Disarm The Descent" was mixed by veteran British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY and NEVERMORE.