KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz recently spoke to Decibel magazine about his much-buzzed-about project with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas and CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
“It was supposed to be a big hush-hush, but I think people are starting to catch wind of it,” Adam said.
“When [KILLSWITCH] toured with CANNIBAL CORPSE and BLACK DAHLIA on the [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem [Festival], I was just hanging out with George one night, and I was like, ‘Dude, if I wrote you a bunch of songs to sing over, would you do it?’ And he was like, ‘Fuck yeah, man!’ So, I’ve written about eight songs. I’ve played them for George and Shannon, and they’re both down. So, we’re just looking for a time get into the studio.”
Asked if this was material he had sitting around that he thought George would be good for, or if these were songs that were written specifically for George to sing, Adam said: “They were written specifically for him. He’s one of my favorite singers of all time, and I thought there wouldn’t be any harm in at least asking him. Once he said yes, it was like, ‘Alright — let’s go!'”
Regarding the musical direction of the new project, Adam said: “It’s not straight death metal — there’s some melodic elements in there — but it’s much faster and more aggressive than KILLSWITCH is. And the drums are blazing, so Shannon is probably one of the only guys on the face of the earth who could pull this off.”