Members of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM and KVELERTAK took part in The Rock Reel’s “Stronger Than All” challenge. Each musician was asked to hold a five-kiogram solid steel hammer with his arm stretched out to the fullest and hold it as long as he could. You can now watch the results below.
In a February 2015 interview with Amherst Wire, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach said that he spent the downtime from on-the-road life by indulging himself in the pleasantries that he missed while on tour. According to the frontman, he would average 30 to 40 miles a day on his bicycle so he can maintain a top physical shape before their next tour, and continued perfecting his culinary prowess by making homemade meals for him and his wife.
TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy recently spoke to Full Metal Jackie about how he stays in shape on the road. He said: “Every day, I time myself and make sure [that I do] hopefully a minimum of an hour of guitar drilling and an hour of vocal drilling in addition to jiu-jitsu or yoga or weightlifting. I just find it really important.
“When we were doing [the latest TRIVIUM album] ‘Silence In The Snow’, we had a lot of time off tour. So I said to myself, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I love in life well. So I took some cooking lessons, singing lessons with Ron Anderson, guitar lessons… classical guitar lessons with a guitar teacher in town who is an amazing guitarist. Jiu-jitsu and yoga classes, personal training classes… [I] make sure I’m lifting weights right. I just want to make sure I’m doing everything right, so as I keep pursuing these things that I keep getting better at it, [and that] I’m on the right path.
“I think it’s real important that people set impossibly high goals for themselves. My goal in life as a singer is to be as good as Bruce Dickinson and Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury, and I know that will never happen, but I’m always going to work for it. I feel everyone should set goals that are that difficult for themselves.”