The Weapon

Killswitch Engage Frontman’s New Hardcore/Punk Project The Weapon Release Debut EP


The Weapon, the new hardcore/punk band fronted by Killswitch Engage, etc. vocalist Jesse Leach, have released their debut EP below. It’s the first material to arrive from the project, with the two-song EP available now via Bandcamp. Guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass complete the band’s lineup. Leach also spoke with Revolver about the project, in part stating of it:

“We are not striving for perfection, just feeling. With Killswitch [Engage] and Times [Of Grace,] it’s very polished and precise. It can be tiring and tedious. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and I’m very fortunate to do both of those bands, but to me, The Weapon is for fun and for the love of hardcore!

On top of that, I can go in a little more hard on the lyrics and I don’t have to concern myself with melodies or singing a part near perfect. I am not a fan of unflawed ‘perfect’ sounding vocals — clearly, if you’ve seen me live — so it’s a breath of fresh air to just belt it out and be done. Each song, I did three full takes, picked the best one and slapped backups on them and it was done in 45 minutes tops.”


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