Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D. and ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Jess Leach have teamed up to bring you Times Of Grace. The debut album, ‘The Hymn Of A Broken Man’, will be released in January of 2011. Meanwhile, you can get a taste of the music through two trailers that have been released. The second is after the jump along with comments from Jess.
Vocalist Jess Leach: “As some of you may be aware of now, there is a whole other visual side of Times of Grace. Our record was completed just over a year ago, during that year I listened to the record on various occasions. The more I listened, the more visions and concepts I had running through my head. I decided if I could, I wanted to see these visions come to life. I reached out to Adam to let him know my thoughts we decided I would come up with concepts for “visuals.” Through management, we sought out various artists to produce these images and decided on Agata Alexander. Based on the samples she sent us, we knew she was the one to bring it all to life.
“I spent time writing up ideas and concepts for each song and sent them over to her. Over the course of a few months she went out & captured these images and created a whole other world. These images were watched by myself & Adam many times. We would have dialogue about what we thought was amazing & what could used a bit of editing. On the whole there was not much we wanted to touch, as Agata really grasped what we were going for. Over the next two months we are giving you samples of not only the songs off the record, but also these visuals! These visuals will accompany the “special Edition” of the CD which will be available for pre-order in the weeks to come. Also as we solidify our live band, we will also bring these images to life during our live show. The idea is to let the listener experience “Time of Grace” on different levels. To me this record is so much more than just another record, it is a documentary of a moment in time that shaped Adam & I as individuals. I feel it is important to let all of you inside of our heads a bit, and hopefully have your own experience through the music and visuals. Many thanks to Agata Alexander for her work with us. I am very pleased and grateful to be able to make “Times of Grace” the full experience that it has become. Stay tuned…”