The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Release Debut Album “A Repugnant Turn Of Events”

The Weapon, the hardcore punk band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, have officially released their debut album “A Repugnant Turn Of Events” via Bandcamp. The group commented:

“We dedicate this record to everyone fighting the good fight against tyrannical governments, racism, fascism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression. Get mad, get organized, stay focused, and stand strong.”

The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) To Release Debut Album This Month, Stream New Song “Enforcer”

The Weapon, the hardcore punk band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, will be releasing their debut album “A Repugnant Turn Of Events” on May 22 via Bandcamp. You can stream a new song, titled “Enforcer,” from the effort below.

The band commented:

“THE WAIT IS OVER! Almost!

It has already been a long time coming, & given the current state of the world we decided to fast track the release process of our debut record “A Repugnant Turn of Events” – – On Friday 5/22, we will be releasing this 18 minute audio assault to the masses via our #BANDCAMP page

RIGHT NOW you can PRE-ORDER & you’ll receive our first single “Enforcer” INSTANTLY!

Why no Spotify / Apple Music?

A big portion of proceeds for the 1st MONTH of release will be going to help small venues in NYC during this economic shutdown that is threatening their existence. Needless to say, SALES will help more than STREAMS!

These platforms will have the record at a later date!

We appreciate your SUPPORT & PATIENCE!! We’re very proud of these songs and they are without a doubt VERY necessary at this time in history!! Thank you ALL! We’ll keep you updated! Keep fighting the good fight! -The Weapon”

The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Share New Song “Unstoppable”

The Weapon, the hardcore punk project featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, have shared a quarantine performance of their new song “Unstoppable.” You can check that out below:

View this post on Instagram

Lets start a revolution  Take apart this institution  We can break free through unity  Be a part of the solution  Your voice is your contribution so sing with me in unity We answer to the call divided we will fall We are unstoppable  Against the grain our resolve will remain We are unstoppable  Open narrow minds see above the decline Its not a fashion Its not a trend  Its a way of life and I’ll live it until the end Lets start a revolution  Take apart this institution  We can break free through unity  Be a part of the solution  Your voice is your contribution so sing with me You and Me Drums recorded by Andy at @darkcitystudios Bass recorded by @the_josh at “Joshie’s U.R.R.C.C.(Underground Rock n Roll Command Center)” Vocals recorded by @jesse_d_leach at “The Void” Guitars recorded by Chris at ÆTHERIX Music Mixed by @christopherdrapeau at @aetherixmusic #theweaponnyc #theweapon #punkrock #rebel #hardcore #music #live

A post shared by THE WEAPON (@theweaponnyc) on

The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Share New Song “No Surrender”

The Weapon, the hardcore punk project featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, have shared a quarantine performance of their new song “No Surrender.” You can check that out below:

View this post on Instagram

The WeApon – No Surrender – You won’t get the best of me An undying spirit in me You won’t get the best of me I’ll give it till it bleeds No surrender! I’ll fight with my last breath Put my will to the test I’ll fight with my last breath Won’t stop until I m dead No surrender! Lines drawn in the sand The victory at hand Lines drawn in the sand You can not comprehend No surrender! Wont calm the anger in me My mind is set free Won’t get the best of me Protect the love in me No surrender! Drums recorded by Andy at @darkcitystudios Bass recorded by @the_josh at “Joshie’s U.R.R.C.C.(Underground Rock n Roll Command Center)” Vocals recorded by @jesse_d_leach at “The Void” Guitars recorded by Chris at ÆTHERIX Music Mixed by @christopherdrapeau at @aetherixmusic #theweaponnyc #theweapon #rebel #rebelmusic #music #punkrock #punk #hardcore #newmusic #quarantine #anarchy #freedom

A post shared by THE WEAPON (@theweaponnyc) on

Watch The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Perform New Song “Slave State” In Quarantine

The Weapon, the hardcore punk project featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, have shared a quarantine performance of their new song “Slave State.” You can check that out below:

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) On The Weapon’s Upcoming Album: “It’s Fast, Angry, Raw, Passionate And Full Of Protest Hymns”

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) recently took to social media to talk about the upcoming album from his hardcore punk project The Weapon. According to him, the record is “fast, angry, raw, passionate and full of protest hymns.”

Leach said the following:

“Some seriously great people right here @theweaponnyc and killer musicians on top of it! We had a lot of fun making a punk rock record. I am very pleased and stoked on it! It’s fast, angry, raw, passionate and full of protest hymns. I did the majority of the vocals in 3 straight takes very little fixes, so it’s imperfect and raw like a deep cut with gasoline poured over it.

In truth It’s the record I’ve wanted to make for many many years but couldn’t find the right people, the proper motivation and the right timing to actually do it. Well it’s now done and we jammed on it along side a few classic punk rock covers tonight. We hope to be playing some shows around the NYC area this year in between @killswitchengage tours and the chaos of all of our lives!

Thank you @the_josh @christopherdrapeau and @darkcitystudios for your friendship, music, patience, great conversations and for being rad humans. It’s liberating to be able to speak (well hell and scream actually) much more deeply on my view of this sick and twisted world of corruption and greed. These are our rebel anthems and we will use them to raise awareness as well as raise funds to support various organizations we believe in!

Don’t just yell about it BE about it! Smash the system by bettering it through daily actions and choices. Every seemingly small action causes a reaction of the likes of which we can not predict. .
Every explosion starts with a spark…… .
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💀🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#TheWeaponNYC #PunkRock #RebelMusic #MusicIsAWeapon #ProtestSongs #JesseLeach”

View this post on Instagram

Some seriously great people right here @theweaponnyc and killer musicians on top of it! We had a lot of fun making a punk rock record. I am very pleased and stoked on it! It’s fast, angry, raw, passionate and full of protest hymns. I did the majority of the vocals in 3 straight takes very little fixes, so it’s imperfect and raw like a deep cut with gasoline poured over it. In truth It’s the record I’ve wanted to make for many many years but couldn’t find the right people, the proper motivation and the right timing to actually do it. Well it’s now done and we jammed on it along side a few classic punk rock covers tonight. We hope to be playing some shows around the NYC area this year in between @killswitchengage tours and the chaos of all of our lives! Thank you @the_josh @christopherdrapeau and @darkcitystudios for your friendship, music, patience, great conversations and for being rad humans. It’s liberating to be able to speak (well hell and scream actually) much more deeply on my view of this sick and twisted world of corruption and greed. These are our rebel anthems and we will use them to raise awareness as well as raise funds to support various organizations we believe in! Don’t just yell about it BE about it! Smash the system by bettering it through daily actions and choices. Every seemingly small action causes a reaction of the likes of which we can not predict. . Every explosion starts with a spark…… . 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💀🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #TheWeaponNYC #PunkRock #RebelMusic #MusicIsAWeapon #ProtestSongs #JesseLeach #PunkRockMetalHead #Hardcore #anarcopunk

A post shared by J E S S E L E A C H (@jesse_d_leach) on

The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Tease New Song

The Weapon, the hardcore punk project featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, have posted a teaser for a new song. You can check that out below:

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) Offers Update On The Weapon: “We Are A Few Weeks Away From Completing All Of The Tracking For Our First Official Release”

Killswitch Engage‘s Jesse Leach has offered an update on his hardcore/punk project The Weapon. He said the following:

“Angry, fast, socially aware, hardcore punk? Yeah we got that @theweaponnyc! We are a few weeks away from completing all of the tracking for our first official release! In the meantime check out 2 demos on Band Camp (link in bio above). Give a follow on our page and stay tuned. This band is the real deal and will definitely scratch your itch if you dig fist raising protest anthems!. Stay tuned. 🏴💀🏴 A”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2gwVGTFRO3/

Jesse Leach Offers Updates On The Weapon & Times Of Grace

With Killswitch Engage‘s new album “Atonement” set to be released on August 16, Jesse Leach is shifting focus to his other projects. The frontman recently confirmed that he is getting ready to record vocals for new albums from The Weapon and Times Of Grace.

Leach said the following about The Weapon:

“Last show of the @killswitchengage tour tonight then home to knock out an album with these maniacs @theweaponnyc! It’s been a long time coming but our punk rock anarchist hardcore jams will finally get some vocals on them! Great guys and killer players!!! 🏴☠️🏴
.
#TheWeaponNYC #PunkRock #Hardcore #RebelMusic #AnarcoPunk #PMA #HardcorePride”

He also added the following about Times Of Grace:

“Also on the to do list! Continuing to track vocals for the long anticipated follow up to this emotive beast of an album. @times_of_grace_music has been slowly making progress and will continue to track vocals in hope to finish our album before the end of 2019! Adam is quite anxious to wrap it up and I feel in my soul it must be done soon! It will be quite different than the last album and we are all very excited with the direction it has taken! .
Thank you for your patience it will be worth it! 🙏🏼 #TimesOfGrace”

The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Release Debut EP

The Weapon, the new hardcore/punk band featuring Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), along with guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek, and drummer Andy Mass, have released a new two-song EP via Bandcamp. You can check that out below:

Leach discussed the project with Revolver and had the following say:

“We are not striving for perfection, just feeling. With Killswitch [Engage] and Times [Of Grace,] it’s very polished and precise. It can be tiring and tedious. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and I’m very fortunate to do both of those bands, but to me, The Weapon is for fun and for the love of hardcore!

On top of that, I can go in a little more hard on the lyrics and I don’t have to concern myself with melodies or singing a part near perfect. I am not a fan of unflawed ‘perfect’ sounding vocals — clearly, if you’ve seen me live — so it’s a breath of fresh air to just belt it out and be done. Each song, I did three full takes, picked the best one and slapped backups on them and it was done in 45 minutes tops.”

You can read more at Revolver.