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!
Disarm The Descent will be released on April 2 via Roadrunner Records and is the follow-up to 2009′s self-titled release. Disarm The Descent 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.
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.
Disarm the Descent was selected by Alternative Press magazine for its “Most Anticipated Albums of 2013″ issue, and the band was profiled in Guitar World as one to watch in 2013. Clearly, buzz from fans and the metal and hard rock community regarding new KsE remains deafening.
“It is with a grateful spirit that we prepare for this record’s release,” Leach said. “From the music, to the lyrics, to the artwork, we are all proud of what we have accomplished. To me this is by far my best vocal performance, much thanks to Adam’s guidance and faith in my abilities. I am very grateful to be where I am in life, back in an amazing band with a record we are all excited for the world to hear. Thanks to all the fans for their warm welcome back and their undying love for Killswitch Engage.”
1) The Hell In Me”
2) Beyond the Flames”
3) New Awakening”
4) In Due Time”
5) A Tribute to the Fallen”
6) The Turning Point”
7) All That We Have”
8) You Don’t Bleed for Me”
9) The Call”
10) No End in Sight”
12) Time Will Not Remain”
Feb 23 Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 24 Soundwave Festival, Sydney, Australia
Mar 01 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 02 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 04 Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia
Mar 07 Hawaiian Brians, Honolulu, HI
Mar 16 William a Egan Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage, AK
Apr 28 Groezrock, Meerhout, Belgium
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‘Killswitch Engage’ To Embark On ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ 10th-Anniversary Tour [Oct. 2012]
‘Jesse Leach’ Completes Laying Down Vocals On New ‘Killswitch Engage’ Album [Nov. 2012]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Taps Producer ‘Andy Sneap’ For New Album Mix [Nov. 2012]
‘Jesse Leach’ Says New Album Contains Some Of Band’s ‘Fastest’ Material To Date [Nov. 2012]
‘Killswitch Engage’s’ ‘Jesse Leach’ Tour Diary [Dec. 2012]
Video Footage And Photos Of ‘Killswitch Engage’s’ ‘Hometown’ Show [Dec. 2012]
‘Killswitch Engage’ New Album Title And Tracklist Revealed [Jan. 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Members Schedule Masterclass At ‘British Music Experience’ [Jan. 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Artwork For ‘Disarm The Descent’ Unleashed [Jan. 2013]