We almost had a close call with a member of Killswitch Engage, according to a recent interview with frontman Jesse Leach. He said the member went through a "hairy situation."
The topic came up during an interview with The Void With Christina, where Leach was asked if the band had been working on any new music during lockdown.
Leach responded “No, we’re not. There’s a couple of factors. One I can’t really speak of, ’cause health had something to do with one of the band members. We had a little hairy situation there. But we’re doing better now. We are not writing, and there’s a couple of reasons for that. Number one is we’ve all just been through the wringer this year mentally and physically for some. So that has been the last thing on our mind.”
As he continued, he revealed another reason for no new Killswitch Engage at the moment, is he and Adam D. are working on their side project, Times of Grace.
“We’ve recently regrouped via Zoom and talked and hung out and have started to talk about the potential of a concert online, like all these bands have done already. We may eventually do that. And we’ve come up with creative ideas on how to make it different, and interesting songs to play and concepts. So that conversation started. It’s something that’ll be in the future.
“But another reason why there’s not a ton of incentive to write new music right now — number one, we’re not together; number two, Times of Grace is getting ready to roll out [a new] record. So in order for that to breathe and have its time, and then Killswitch will have its time after, they very, very graciously understood that when Times of Grace comes out, we’re gonna allow Times of Grace to breathe. Adam and I are focusing on putting visuals together. And we’ve got the first single and visual done. So we’re very much gonna cater this record to an online experience, allowing Times of Grace to have their time in the press and the media. So that’s another reason why Killswitch is not working on anything right now.”
Times of Grace aim to release an album this spring.
Watch the full interview below: