KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Song 'Quiet Distress' Available For Streaming
March 10, 2016
"Quiet Distress", a brand new song from Massachusetts-based metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "Incarnate", which will be released on March 11 via Roadrunner.
In a new interview with Metal Obsession, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Joel Stroetzel stated about how the writing process for "Incarnate": "It was definitely more spread out [than in the past]. We probably started writing the record a year and a half ago. We just took our time with it. As we came up with arrangements that we were satisfied with, we sent it off to Jesse [Leach, vocals] and he would start doing his thing. We tried to keep it comfortable, perhaps too comfortable; it took a little while! I hope in the end that people will enjoy it."
Joel also talked about the fact that Leach really struggled with the lyrics for "Incarnate", which marks the singer's second album with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE since his return to the band. Stroetzel said: "When [Jesse] came back and did 'Disarm The Descent', that happened really fast and we had a lot of the music written already. He came in and just wrote the lyrics really fast and we got it out there. With this one, I think he wanted to step it up. I think in the end even though it took him a long time, I think one of the biggest highlights is the work that Jesse did. He sounds great on it and the lyrics are great. I know he's proud of it and we're all proud of him."
"Incarnate" track listing:
01. Alone I Stand 02. Hate By Design 03. Cut Me Loose 04. Strength Of The Mind 05. Just Let Go 06. Embrace The Journey… Upraised 07. Quiet Distress 08. Until The Day 09. It Falls On Me 10. The Great Distress 11. We Carry On 12. Ascension
13. Reignite 14. Triumph Through Tragedy 15. Loyalty
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will embark on a North American headline tour shortly after the new album's release. They will be joined by MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and 36 CRAZYFISTS for the trek, which runs from March 16 in San Antonio, Texas to April 24 near Charleston, South Carolina.
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