Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach spoke in an interview with PBS Metal Genesis and remembered the their tour with Iron Maiden in 2018.

He said that “Maiden’s audience is very old school”. Here’s the statement:

“I think it’s good for a band like us to sort of realize that there’s still so many more people to win over. There were nights that were tougher than others for sure, but I think toward the end of the set, we do win over the fans that weren’t sure.

Iron Maiden’s audience is really old school, so from the moment I step onstage and start screaming, you can see people’s faces, like, ‘Here we go. I have to sit through this.’ Thankfully, we had won audiences over. The majority of the shows, we held our own. We did well.”

On Killswitch Engage’s music genre, he said:

“I never liked the term ‘metalcore.’ I don’t think it’s an accurate representation of the wide variety of bands that get lumped under that category. But I get it. People have to categorize stuff and put it into their own little category so they can describe stuff to somebody else.

I like to say we’re more of a metal band. It is what it is. People are going to use that term whether I like it or not.”

You can listen the entire interview from below.

Three days ago, Iron Maiden have announced the 2019 North American leg of “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. Click here.