Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz had a conversation with Everblack Media last week alongside his bandmate Jesse Leach and the duo talked about their music career as well as their experience touring with Iron Maiden.
Westfield-based metalcore band Killswitch Engine is working on their ninth studio album following their 2019 album ‘Atonement,’ and it’s expected to be released by the end of the year.
Aside from working with Killswitch Engine, Dutkiewicz is also a member of Serpentine Dominion which is an American death metal supergroup that features Cannibal Corpse vocalist George Fisher, Shannon Lucas, and Dutkiewicz himself.
In the interview, Adam was asked whether the supergroup had something is on the way. The guitarist also recalled the days when Killswitch Engine was the opening act for the spring/summer 2018 European leg of Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ world tour.
Adam admitted that the impatient audience who was just there to see Maiden was the worst part of touring with legends as they could not even ease the audience who wanted them to hurry. However, he also understands their perspective as they paid to see Maiden and not them.
Here is what Adam recalled these days:
“There’s good and bad with that scenario. Obviously, it’s an honor to tour with them, and everyone in the camp is just an extraordinary human being, everyone’s wonderful and lovely.
Some of the shows are good but there are some shows where you get out there and everyone’s just in the front row, arms crossed with frowns, just like, ‘Would you hurry the fuck up? I’m here to see Maiden!’
Like, ‘Come on guys, we’re here for 30 minutes and then we’ll get off the stage. I’m sorry…’ Obviously, Maiden fans are there to see Maiden, so I get it.”
And here are his thoughts on Serpentine Dominion‘s future:
“It didn’t really seem like it was on a lot of people’s radar after we released it. That was just a labor of love.
He’s one of my favorite singers in all of death metal. After I met him, I was just like, ‘God, this dude’s voice, it’s the greatest voice I’ve ever heard.’
I just asked him, ‘Hey man, what would you think if I wrote you an EP to sing over?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it, man, no problem.‘ That’s awesome he said yes, and I wrote him the songs, and then we just got it done.”
You can watch the full interview below.