Back in August, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz revealed that Killswitch Engage were getting into writing mode for a new album. At the time, an exact time table was unclear. But now according to bassist Mike D’Antonio, the band has already completed eight demos and hopes to have an album out by the Summer of 2012.
Though we can’t seem to find where D’Antonio originally posted this, Blabbermouth claims the bassist gave the following update:
“Killswitch Engage should be in the studio in February/March, so expect a Summer 2012 release for the new record. We have a bit of a breather in the writing schedule so Adam can finish [producing] the [new] Shadows Fall record, but as of now we have eight demos finished for the new record. Everything is coming together nicely at the moment… My demos are pretty fast. Blast beats, anyone?”
All this talk of a new album reminds us that KSE haven’t released new material since 2009. Then again, they have been keeping themselves busy with their own projects since then. In addition to producing countless of other bands, Dutkiewicz has spent the better part of the last year and a half focusing on Times Of Grace with former KSE singer Jesse Leach, while guitarist Joel Stroetzel was a part of the touring lineup. D’Antonio also spent most of the past year working on Death Ray Vision, while even drummer Justin Foley kept busy filling in for Unearth in the studio and on the road. The only member of KSE who has really kept a low profile is singer Howard Jones, which was probably for the best. But now it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer Killswitch Engage’s return.