Times Of Grace (Killswitch Engage) Premiere “Mend You” Video

Times Of Grace, the band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, have premiered a new video for their song “Mend You.” This track is from the group’s new album “Songs Of Loss And Separation,” which was released today (July 16).

Leach commented:

“‘Mend You’ is about finding yourself at a loss for words. It’s about the struggle to come to terms with an unraveling and falling apart. It is also about finding the will to carry on and stay loyal to your own heart, even when no one else seems to understand what you are going through. It’s a song about the journey of finding a way to mend wounds and in time find a deeper sense of self love.”

Dutkiewicz, continued:

“‘Mend You’ is one of my favorites since the lyrics can mean different things to different people — and I know these hit our drummer Dan at an important time in his life.”

Dan Glezak added:

“This is probably the most emotionally-charged song on the record for me. Adam sent me a mix and I felt the instrumental section in the bridge could use a sample. I remembered a voice note that I sent to someone, which was saved on my phone, and it fell perfectly in line with Jesse’s lyrics. Initially, I was scared to use something so personal, but the guys liked it, so it stuck. It’s still really hard for me to hear this song but it’s one of my favorites.”

Times Of Grace (Killswitch Engage) Premiere New Song “Rescue”

Times Of Grace, the band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, have premiered a new song titled “Rescue.” This track is from the group’s new album “Songs Of Loss And Separation,” which will be released on July 16.

Leach commented:

“This is a more uptempo and full on positive song in comparison to the rest of this diverse, heartfelt, painful and deep album.

I haven’t been more excited for anything in my career. Like it, hate it, love it it’s truly a labor of deep love and catharsis. Proud of this song as it is truly a raw and honest song about finding new love.

Love isn’t always easy or simple but if it is real it is always worth the effort and dedication. This song is about finding a shelter from the storm, that light in the darkness and the will and strength to keep on moving forward!”

Times Of Grace (Killswitch Engage) Premiere “Medusa” Video

Times Of Grace, the band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, have premiered a new video for their new song “Medusa.” This track is from the group’s new album “Songs Of Loss And Separation,” which will be released on July 16.

Dutkiewicz commented:

“‘Medusa’ is one of the heavier tracks on the record. It definitely keeps within the theme of the record since it’s about a broken/abusive relationship. We hope you guys dig it.”

Leach added:

“‘Medusa’ is about betrayal, abuse, and deceit. It’s a story about the dark side of the soul and the struggle to tear away from those who feed off of your heart. When faced with these types of people and situations, there is a battle to not allow it to destroy a part of your soul and change you. This song is a testimony of that internal warfare of killing of the beast and taming the demons that remain in the aftermath. It’s about finding a way to keep your heart and your spirit alive after being broken and beaten down.”

Times Of Grace To Release New Album “Songs Of Loss And Separation” In July, Premiere New Song “The Burden Of Belief”

Times Of Grace, the band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Songs Of Loss And Separation” on July 16. You can check out the effort’s first single, “The Burden Of Belief,” below:

Leach said the following about the new song:

“This song is the spark of the oncoming fire. It foreshadows the journey of this album. This song is an unveiling of who we, Times Of Grace, have become after all of these years. This is a testimony of falling apart, losing faith, letting go, and the desire to kill and purge the past. It is the unraveling, the catharsis and the rebirth. So it begins….”

Dutkiewicz added:

“It almost feels strange finally releasing the songs on this record, especially this one. I started writing this song over 10 years ago, so it’s been around for quite some time. I really hope you guys dig it, and I hope we will get the opportunity to play it for you guys live someday. Thanks, everyone!”

“Songs Of Loss And Separation” Track Listing:

01. “The Burden Of Belief”
02. “Mend You”
03. “Rescue”
04. “Far From Heavenless”
05. “Bleed Me”
06. “Medusa”
07. “Currents”
08. “To Carry The Weight”
09. “Cold”
10. “Forever”

Times Of Grace To Release New Single This Week

Times Of Grace, the band featuring Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, will be releasing a new single this Friday (May 21). The band confirmed the news in the below video, while also sharing a teaser for the track:

Jesse Leach Says Times Of Grace Have Found A “Good” Label Home For Their New Album

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) has shared an update on the new Times Of Grace album. The frontman said the following

“We are finalizing up stuff. Hopefully by the end of this year and early next year, we’ll start previewing music and stuff.”

“Obviously, this year has just been a shitshow. We just wanna make sure it comes out properly — the way that we want it to be presented, and have some good visual ideas and some good artwork. And we found a good home at a label. So all of that is wrapping up.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jesse Leach On New Times Of Grace Album: “I Sincerely Think It May Be Our Best Work As Musicians”

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) has taken to social media to offer another update on the new Times Of Grace album. According to the frontman, the record “may be [their] best work as musicians.”

Leach said the following:

“This passion project that is the brain child of Adam D has taken a lot of time to be reanimated. The most recent recordings took years to complete. I am honored to be a part of this. It allows me to push in different directions stylistically as well as have a truly collaborative body of work with a brilliant mind like Adam.

We worked on music in between the chaos of our touring lives for this next one. New music has been completed we are just awaiting some last minute tweaking from Adams painstakingly precise audio obsessions then some mastering to finalize the songs.

We made enough music for an album and then some. We are in the works on deciding how to release it as it is a precious and important milestone for us both. I have listened to the new music many times over on various occasions and I sincerely think it may be our best work as musicians. That and it further pushes us in a separate and distinct place away from associations sonically with @killswitchengage.

It will still be some time until we iron out the details during this strange time for music and art. I know some of you have been ever so patient and we are truly grateful for all the love and support! 🙏🏼

In the meantime here’s a throwback to a quarantine version we did.

I supposed the hype train continues on… soon friends…I truly hope we get our music out soon… thanks for giving a damn!

#TimesOfGraceBand”

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Repost of a reworked song The Forgotten One from our 2011 album “Hymn Of A Broken Man.” . This passion project that is the brain child of Adam D has taken a lot of time to be reanimated. The most recent recordings took years to complete. I am honored to be a part of this. It allows me to push in different directions stylistically as well as have a truly collaborative body of work with a brilliant mind like Adam. We worked on music in between the chaos of our touring lives for this next one. New music has been completed we are just awaiting some last minute tweaking from Adams painstakingly precise audio obsessions then some mastering to finalize the songs. We made enough music for an album and then some. We are in the works on deciding how to release it as it is a precious and important milestone for us both. I have listened to the new music many times over on various occasions and I sincerely think it may be our best work as musicians. That and it further pushes us in a separate and distinct place away from associations sonically with @killswitchengage. . It will still be some time until we iron out the details during this strange time for music and art. I know some of you have been ever so patient and we are truly grateful for all the love and support! 🙏🏼 . In the meantime here’s a throwback to a quarantine version we did. I supposed the hype train continues on… soon friends…I truly hope we get our music out soon… thanks for giving a damn! #TimesOfGraceBand

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Adam Dutkiewicz On New Times Of Grace Album: “It’s Definitely One Of The Darkest Things I’ve Ever Written”

During an appearance on the “Metal Blade Live Series,” Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) discussed the new Times Of Grace album. According to him, the record is “definitely one of the darkest things [he’s] ever written.”

Dutkiewicz said the following:

“I am really excited about that project, just because it’s such a different creative outlet for me. There’s some pretty mellow vibes on that record, for sure. It’s definitely one of the darkest things I’ve ever written topically.

We finished it up a little while ago, and we are now talking to labels about putting it out. I’ve got a little gameplan, and hopefully we get enough tour support from a label so we can get out and do some tours with it.

It’s just really slow going right now with all of the talking to music industry folks and stuff like that, just because nothing is really moving right now. There’s no real hurry, I guess. We’d love to get the music to people, obviously. But I guess when it’s deemed the right time, we’ll get it out as soon as possible.

Just be patient, guys. I’m sorry.”

Jesse Leach On New Times Of Grace Album: “It’s Just Leaps And Bounds Better”

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast,” Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) discussed the new Times Of Grace album once again. According to him, the record is “leaps and bounds better” than their 2011 release “The Hymn Of A Broken Man.”

Leach said the following:

“It’s just leaps and bounds, better. It’s more creative, it’s more genuine I feel. I feel like there was definitely a bleed in of Killswitch influence on that first record and how could it not be, with me and Adam [Dutkiewicz] working together? And I feel like this new record sort of pulls away from that and really sort of defines us and our sound as Times Of Grace.

Where I listen back to you know like ‘Live In Love‘ and certain songs like that you can hear the Killswitch influence, and that’s cool. But it’s also fans I’m sure I appreciated that, but I’m very happy to pull away from that and do something different for this new record.”

He also added:

“It’s a mixed bag. There’s definitely some of that,sort of bluesy stuff—definitely a lot of blues, I should say. But it comes in different forms, I’d say there’s a mixture of a touch of some stoner vibes going on there, there’s definitely a touch of like, I guess the term would be post metal atmospheric metal, you know? Guitars with like a lot of delay and like space with, you know, big, heavy bass and slow moving stuff. There’s more rock and roll. More indie rock, it’s kind of a real mixed bag of styles. And there’s still traces of the metal that we’re known for here and there.

I think with the direction we’re heading in, and why there’s going to be two releases, this first release we wanted to make sure it sort of didn’t really have any of that heavy Killswitchy vibe to it.

So the first record is going to be what I feel is our signature sound that we’ve sort of embraced and it just kind of happened through Adam‘s writing. And then the EP will be a little bit more of the metal that you have come to know and reflect on the first record. So it’s a real mixed bag, and I’m glad to say I don’t think you could really put a genre on us, because of that, so we’ll see.

I’m sure people are gonna still call it metalcore you know I don’t even know what the fuck that term means anymore, but I’m happy to say that I think that we are no longer going to be called that style of music because I think we’re more of a heavy metal rock band, if you will.”

Leach went on to say that him and Dutkiewicz hope to do a tour with Times Of Grace at some point in the future.

On another note, the frontman also discussed The Empire Shall Fall‘s unfinished EP trilogy and whether or not it will ever surface:

“It’s hard to say man, stuff got really difficult to write too. You’re talking about musicians who were like—in my opinion—over my head with their talent. I remember listening to the demos, over and over again for the next two EPs that were supposed to happen and just being baffled. And like trying to find the one, trying to find like the downbeat, and be like, I don’t know what to do with this. And being inundated with writing for other projects, touring again. I just didn’t have the energy or the wherewithal to to even do it.

Those guys are absolutely brilliant musicians, and maybe someday I’ll revisit it when I get time, I mean, but, you know, very abstract stuff.

I love what we did, I think the Solar Plexus Volume I is some of the most creative, adventurous stuff I’ve done. And it started to tell a story it was gonna be this whole concept. I just got burnt down with it, man. And it just felt like it felt like I was out of my league. If I can be real about it right now you know. Like I was a it was appealing to me to write for the new Killswitch record because it was Killswitch, verse chorus verse bridge, done.

I’m a punk rock dude I get that. with The Empire Shall Fall it took me a long time to figure out some of those songs. How I was going to put my voice there, how it made sense. I mean literally taking my GarageBand laptop and zooming in and apart and just like how do I make this bounce, it’s so odd.

So yeah, maybe someday, but I can’t foresee that happening anytime soon my plate is so freakin full that I have absolute profound respect for them as musicians and as humans great people, great band. But, but at the moment yeah it’s it’s out of my reach, it’s out of my range right now.”

He continued when asked how far along they were with the EP series:

“We were just jamming on stuff, there was nothing. I mean those guys had their parts down, we had demos, but no vocals were ever recorded. We started and I just fell short… like I just lost my steam on it, and timing is everything and it just came and went, and then I got swooped away into the touring world and nothing was the same after that.”

He added:

“Yeah, there were two EPs, pretty much mapped out. I want to say four or five songs on each one. Those guys had pretty much demoed and ready to go and I just never sang on them.”

[via The PRP]