At this very moment, Killswitch Engage are in fucking Japan, a place I’ve been and a place I fell in love with whilst there. Soon, they will be performing for thousands of Japanese fans, drinking saki, and going to sumo wrestling matches.
I wish I were there with them. Maybe on their next album, they can incorporate tambourine and give me a spot in the band, and I could travel the world, fucking shit up.
Probably won’t happen, but what did happen today, anyways, is the band release a lyric video for “Always,” one of my favorite tracks on the new Killswitch album, Disarm The Descent.
Find that video at the end of this post.
Meanwhile, ArtistDirect did an interview with GSA scribe Jesse Leach, and he described the origin of the new album’s title.
“Mike D’Antonio thought up the title,” says Leach. “He approached me with a concept. Initially, it was Disarming The Descent. After some discussion with him, I said, ‘Let’s just shorten it up.’ I thought it was a great title. We talked about it a bit, and I wrote that at the top of the page and began writing notes from there. It’s kind of a concept record.
He added: “[The title is] a creative way of saying ‘redemption’ or rising again. You’re in a state of your life where you’re approaching rock bottom and you find a way to pick yourself up again before you hit the floor.”
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