KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Is Tracking A New Album While On Tour
Killswitch Engage has been on tour with Anthrax and Havok since January 25, and will be on tour until March 4. Despite being out on the road, frontman Jesse Leach tells KFMX that the band is tracking a new album while out on the road and hope to have the whole thing done "in the next 6-7 months." Leach says the band has the drum tracks completed and bass tracks are also being laid down.
Assuming the band does actually get the recording done in the next six or seven months, that puts the timetable around August or September to begin the mixing and mastering process. So we might actually not get a new Killswitch Engage album in 2018, but very early 2019 does seem reasonable with that timetable.
"We're deep into a record. Actually on the road, here, Mike, our bass player, tracks on days off. We've got the drums done. We're just working as fast as we can to get it wrapped up—we've got about 20 songs to choose from. We're ready to crank out a record in the next 6-7 months, hopefully, and get that thing done."
Killswitch Engage has previously announced they were recently in the studio recording a new song and a cover for the WWE. You can get the remaining dates for Killswitch Engage's tour with Anthrax and Havok below.
02/06 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
02/08 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Music Hall
02/09 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/14 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/16 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
02/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/19 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
02/20 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place Casino
02/21 Calgary, AB – Mac Hall
02/23 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/25 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/02 Henrietta, NY – The Dome
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 Portland, ME – State Theatre