Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will release their seventh album, “Incarnate”, on March 11 via Roadrunner.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
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
14. Triumph Through Tragedy
The song “Hate By Design” will make its online debut on Friday, January 29.
Pre-orders for “Incarnate” will be available at iTunes and KillswitchEngage.com on January 29.
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, with an opening act to be named shortly. The tour runs from March 16 in San Antonio, Texas to April 24 near Charleston, South Carolina.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist and producer Adam Dutkiewicz recently told Revolver magazine that the band’s lead singer, Jesse Leach, “hit a wall with ideas” during the songwriting process for “Incarnate” after completing the first three or four songs in the studio. “He couldn’t find lyrics he was really stoked on,” Adam explained. “But Jesse‘s a great lyricist and a great songwriter, so I just told him, ‘Keep writing, and when you hit on something that inspires you, bring it to me.'”
Leach, for his part, admitted that he struggled for a bit. “It did take me a little longer,” he said. “But we’re at this stage now with our band where we can’t be phoning it in. If you really care about your music and you care about your career and your fans, you’ve gotta give ’em everything you’ve got. And so I came to a point where this album literally drove me crazy. My wife can attest to that. There were a good couple of weeks where I wasn’t myself. I just got lost in the process, because I wanted this record to be everything it could be. I was losing sleep, not sleeping at all, and waking up in the middle of the night and sitting down and writing pages and pages and pages of words. By the time all was said and done, I probably had 80 pages of lyrics. I just wanted to give it everything I could, vocally and lyrically.”
The “Strength Of Mind” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed with the direction team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci (MESHUGGAH, FEAR FACTORY).
Leach told Revolver about the “Incarnate” title: “The definition of incarnate is ‘in the flesh.’ And this record is who we are right now. Whereas [2013’s] ‘Disarm The Descent’ was sort of my ‘comeback’ album, and was about us feeling out the new vibe. But now, after spending a few years traveling the world together, I think we’re all in a really comfortable place. We definitely have a strong sense of self as to who we are as a band.”