American heavy metal rock band Killswitch Engage has got an album on the horizon and fans of the rockers are anxiously awaiting news of the release. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in March, according to Blabbermouth, though the band has yet to announce the album's title. When Killswitch Engage's new LP does surface, it will come via Roadrunner, the record label that is also home to bands like Slipknot, Trivium, Gojira and Kvelertak.
In early October, lead singer Jesse Leach confirmed that the album's vocals were officially finished when he posted this video to Instagram:
On Oct. 23, percussionist Justin Foley sat down with Louder Noise for an update on the record's progress, as well as the type of sound fans of the band can except to hear on the next release. Though the album hasn't fully taken shape yet, according to Foley, Killswitch Engage devotees can expect ample darkness on the upcoming album.
"It's definitely a little different of a record than last time," Foley said to Louder Noise. "Last time it was really really fast the whole way through. This one doesn't have quite the same speed to it, but it has a different kind of heaviness."
Here's Foley on the band's recording process:
The last album to surface from the metalcore group was Disarm the Descent in 2013. The band formed in 1999 in Westfield, Massachusetts, and released its first album, a self-titled effort, in 2000.
Killswitch Engage is currently on tour, with a handful of remaining concert dates scheduled the U.S. — in Clifton Park, New York, on Dec. 27, Providence, Rhode Island, on Dec. 28 and Sayreville, New Jersey, on Dec. 29.