In Due Time

Album: Disarm the Descent (2013)
  • This hopeful song reflects the emergence of the band - and especially lead singer Jesse Leach - after going through some very difficult times. Leach was the Killswitch Engage frontman when the band formed in 1999, but he left in 2002 after recording their second album, replaced by Howard Jones.

    Leach left the music industry and took a series of jobs, including parking attendant and radiologist's assistant. After struggling with depression and financial problems, He formed a new band, Times of Grace, in 2011, but the band was dropped from their label the following year. He returned to the working world as a barback in New York City.

    Around this time, Jones left Killswitch, putting the band's future up in the air. Leach returned to the fold and was warmly received by fans. Disarm the Descent marked his first album back with the band.
  • The music video was directed by the team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci, who also did the Killswitch Engage video for "Always." The directive: Do something that brings Jesse back into the band and shows the family element. McFarland and Pecci were working on other projects at the time, so they kept it simple, using a nearby studio and shooting it documentary style, making it a behind-the-scenes look.

    The directors invited the band's friends to the shoot, and got footage of everyone having a good time. It was all done very tongue-in-cheek. Mike Pecci told us: "Our idea was, What if we film the guys f--king around while they're making a real video? So when they're playing and they're around their road cases and stuff, that's just them practicing before they get in front of the lights. And when you hit that part of the video where it's slo-mo and the guys are jamming and jumping off drum sets and doing all of the Van Halen s--t, that's the making of the video.

    Then when we cut away, we show the guys laughing about it, doing fun stuff, and being a--holes to each other off camera. They are a big concert band, and I wanted to make them feel epic and show the performance as epic. But at the same time, the core of it, and what we were asked to do, was just show the family element, so we came up with that treatment."
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  • Branden from Orange Park, FlThis song is about looking at the world through different peoples eyes as in how they see the world.. as I see this world it's burning and how everyone is destroying it..i believe that is what it's saying.
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