Times Of Grace, the band made up by Jesse Leach (former singer of Killswitch Engage) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitarist of Killswitch Engage), have announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand will be hitting the road as touring bassist, replacing Daniel Struble, who is taking some time off for personal family issues.
“Losing Daniel was a blow to the Times of Grace camp, but we knew he had to do what was best for him and his family,” said Leach. “Having Matt show interest in joining the touring lineup could not have been a better fit! I have been a fan of Matt’s voice and guitar work for many years. I am honored and very stoked to have him join us on tour to play bass and sing backup vocals. Matt is a great guy, and someone Adam, Joel and I have all known for years. Personality-wise and as a musician, it clicks so well. I am certain Matt will add a great vibe and bring his own style to the live show!”
Bachand concurred, saying, “I am very excited to be a part of Times of Grace. Not only will it be great to get onstage with some old friends, but I am looking forward to something new musically as this role as bassist will be a very different experience from my role as guitarist of Shadows Fall.”
Adam D. also weighed in on Bachand, saying, “I’ll miss the crap out of Dan, but I’m so stoked to be bro-ing down with our longtime beer-swilling bassist bud Bachand. Come out to the shows and prepare to flex!”
Times Of Grace have released what is apparently the first of 13 videos (!!!) from their upcoming debut album, ‘The Hymns Of A Broken Man’. The video for ‘Where The Spirit Leads Me’ can be seen below. Times Of Grace was formed by longtime friends and band mates Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach, both of Killswitch Engage. ‘The Hymns Of A Broken Man’ is set to be released January 18th, with a special edition including all 13 videos, likely one for each track on the album.