jesse leach KS interview

After a bit of a break, the Loaded Radio ‘In Yer Face’ podcast is back with Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach talking one on one with Scott Penfold about the band’s latest album ‘Incarnate’, as well as potential future ‘Times Of Grace’ material and that side project that his band mate Adam Dutkiewicz has been working on with Cannibal Corpse vocalist George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher.

A few notable excerpts….

On working with Killswitch Engage band mate Adam Dutkiewicz as not only guitarist and songwriter, but also as a producer: “I don’t have alot of the technical skills, as far as writing music, I come from all heart. So it’s nice to have someone who understands both sides of the spectrum. And we’re also really good friends, so that just makes the experience that much better.  Also he’s a brilliant producer.”

On Jesse’s allegedly hitting a ‘wall’ creatively while in the studio: “I just wasn’t putting out what I thought was good enough for the record.  It didn’t feel like it was genuine and coming from my soul.  So instead of just putting something out that was, you know, for lack of a better word, not my best work, I really spiraled myself into, almost  a dark place to draw inspiration, opening my old wounds and really looking hard at the world around us.  Just to make sure what was on this record and the final product is what you hear today.  And that comes from a little bit of suffering.  You know, I’m a firm believer in suffering for your art, especially with metal.”

On potentially releasing further ‘Times Of Grace’ material (the side project featuring Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz along with guitarist Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage), bassist Matt Bachand (rhythm guitarist in Shadows Fall), and drummer Dan Gluszak (formerly of Envy on the Coast) who released their debut album “The Hymn Of A Broken Man” in 2011.): “[Adam Dutkiewicz] has like six demos that he let me hear once while we were sitting around a fire near his house, and he hasn’t let me hear anything since then and they sounded incredible so… Half of them are bluesy and acoustic and the other half are, more stylistically like ‘End Of Eternity’ and ‘End Of Days’, more sorta epic and dirgy kinda metal.”

On whether he has heard any of the material that Dutkiewicz has been working on with Cannibal Corpse vocalist George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher:  “I haven’t and I’ll be honest with ya, the word got out, it was supposed to be a secret, but Corpsegrinder broke the silence during an interview.  I actually composed and wrote all the lyrics to that record.  And I’m really excited to see how it comes out, and I’ve actually refused to listen to it until it’s completely done and Adam’s still tweaking a few things here and there. So I haven’t heard it yet, but I can’t wait to see what he did with my lyrics.  [Corpsegrinder] is a beast!  He is in my opinion the best death metal vocalist to ever grace the microphone.”

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