Grace Time Feat. Killswitch Engage Members: Release of the clip “Medusa”
GRACE TIME, with Adam dutkiewicz and Jesse leach of SWITCH ENGAGEMENT, will release his second album “Songs of loss and separation”, July 16 via the group’s own label, Bad good records, distributed by ADA worldwide.
Today the band shared the video for the new song. “Astonished”. Find out below.
The group’s first album “The Anthem of a Broken Man” arrived in 2011, almost a decade after Leachthe exit of SWITCH ENGAGEMENT, the pivotal group of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal that the duo co-founded with friends in 1999. The first music of GRACE TIME materialized during DutkiewiczThe arduous recovery from an almost crippling back operation. A collection of songs that the multi-instrumentalist and producer knew would suit his old and future bandmate. The acclaimed debut album by BBC Music, Aquarius and Rock sound. He purposely turned expectations upside down, with shoegaze and ambiance flourishes in his songs.
Now 10 years later GRACE TIME surfaces, the long-awaited sequel arrives.
Comfortably stretched beyond the parameters of the above, without sacrificing an ounce of integrity, GRACE TIME oscillates between thoughtful rock, heavy, midtempo, riffs and ambiance. The couple’s vocal interaction creates a rich, dense and captivating concoction, fueling various soul-dark nights journeys and spirit-expanding excursions into nature. “Songs of loss and separation” benefits greatly from the power of the performance of the formerDESIRE ON THE COAST drummer Dan Gluszak, who toured behind the debut album and is now an official member of the group.
The sprawling second album by GRACE TIME, with a superb album cover painted by John mccormack and layout of album covers by Tom bejgrowicz, channels a dissonant, menacing and relentless depression. A bewitching romanticism and a deep spiritual desire collide in a beautiful melancholy. It is a diverse but singular statement, like the work most appreciated by classical groups. “Songs of loss and separation”, insisting in his blues, bleeds distortion and emotion, like a nerve, bare.
GRACE TIME previously posted video for “The burden of belief”, the opening track on “Songs of loss and separation”.
“This song is the spark of the oncoming fire,” said Leach. “It foreshadows the journey of this album. This song is an unveiling of who we, GRACE TIME, have become after all these years. It is a testament to collapse, loss of faith, letting go and the desire to kill and purge the past. It is fraying, catharsis and rebirth. So it starts … “
“It’s almost strange to finally release the songs from this album, especially this one,” added Dutkiewicz. “I started writing this song over 10 years ago, so it’s been around for a while. I really hope you enjoy it, and I hope we get the chance to play it for you. live one day. Thank you all! “
“Songs of loss and separation” track list:
01. The burden of belief
02. Repair yourself
04. Far from paradise
05. Bleed me
08. to carry the weight
Last December, Leach said that he and Dutkiewicz were in the process of “finalizing” things for the release of the new record. He also blamed the album’s delay on the fact that 2020 was “a shit show”, in part because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We just want to make sure it comes out correctly – the way we want it to be presented, and have good visual ideas and good illustrations,” he explained. “And we found a good home in a label. So this all ends.”
Back in August, Dutkiewicz said to Metal Blade Live Series that he was “really excited” by the new GRACE TIME Equipment. “There are some pretty smooth vibes on this record for sure,” he said. “This is definitely one of the darkest things I have ever written about.”
In July, Leach said to “Brewtally Speaking Podcast” that the new one GRACE TIME the album is “better by leaps and bounds [than 2011’s ‘The Hymn Of A Broken Man’]. It’s more creative, it’s more authentic, I feel like, “he said.” I feel like there was definitely some bleeding from IMMOBILIZER influence on this first record, and how could there not have been, with me and Adam work together. And I feel like this new record kind of moves away from that and really defines us and our sound as GRACE TIME, where I listen again “Live in love” [from the first TIMES OF GRACE album] and some songs like that, and you can hear the IMMOBILIZER affecting. And it’s cool, and the fans I’m sure enjoyed it, but I’m very happy to step away from it and do something different for this new album. “
Leach then went on to talk in more detail about GRACE TIMEmusical progression and the group’s plans to release a full album and separate EP.
“It’s a mixed bag [of musical styles],” he said “Brewtally Speaking Podcast”. “There is definitely a bit of that kind of blues [stuff] – definitely a lot of blues, should I say. But it comes in different forms. I would say there is a mix of a touch of stoner vibe going on there. There’s definitely a touch of, I guess the term would be “post metal,” atmospheric metal – guitars with a lot of delay and space with big, heavy bass and slow stuff. There is more rock and roll, more indie rock. And there are still traces of the metal we are known for here and there. “
He continued, “I think with the direction we’re heading, and why there will be two versions, this first version, we wanted to make sure it didn’t really have that heavy. IMMOBILIZER-y vibe to it. So the first album is going to be what I think is our signature sound that we’ve kind of embraced, and it kind of came through. Adamis writing. And then the EP will be a bit more of the metal that you got to know and think about on the first album. So it’s a real mixed bag. And I’m happy to say that I don’t think you can really assign a genre to us because of that. We’ll see. I’m sure people will always call it metalcore. I don’t even know what that term means anymore. But I’m happy to say that I think we’re not going to call ourselves that style of music anymore, because I think we’re more of a heavy metal / rock band, if you will. “
“The Anthem of a Broken Man” was released in January 2011 via Roadrunner Records. The CD sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land 44th on The Billboard 200 chart.