Times of Grace

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Times of Grace
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Times of Grace live in Baltimore MD in February 2011
Background information
Origin Southampton, Massachusetts, US
Genres Metalcore, heavy metal, Progressive Rock, post-rock
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts The Empire Shall Fall, Killswitch Engage
Website www.timesofgraceband.com
Members Adam Dutkiewicz
Jesse Leach

Times of Grace is an American crossover Rock band in Southampton, Massachusetts. The group consists of Adam Dutkiewicz[1] (Killswitch Engage) and Jesse Leach[1] (Killswitch Engage, The Empire Shall Fall, and Seemless) while guitarist Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage), bassist Matt Bachand (rhythm guitarist in Shadows Fall), drummer Dan Gluszak (formerly of Envy on the Coast) complete the touring lineup.[2] An album was planned for 2009.[3] However, the group remained largely inactive until 2010, releasing the single "Strength in Numbers",[4] with their debut album, titled The Hymn of a Broken Man, released on January 18, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.[5]

History[edit]

Jesse Leach, Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz pictured.

Formation and The Hymn of a Broken Man (2007–present)[edit]

When touring the UK with Killswitch Engage,[4] guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz required emergency surgery on his back.[4] While in the hospital, he wrote new material which he later recorded and demoed at home.[4] Dutkiewicz later contacted former Killswitch Engage band mate and singer Jesse Leach about writing lyrics and recording vocals[4] feeling that he "[doesn't] think [he is] the greatest vocalist and lyricist so [he] wanted a little help in that department."[4] Under the moniker Times of Grace, they began recording material in 2008[3] with Dutkiewicz stating on the group's Myspace that the songs were "an epic mix of Metal/Rock/Pop/Shoe gaze & Punk. All of your metal expectations will be incorrect, we are pushing genre boundaries".[3] They hoped to release an album of finished material by the summer of 2009.[3]

After completing the recording of material in 2009,[6] Times of Grace returned in 2010[1][7][8] to release their debut album.[1] Dutkiewicz recorded vocals,[4] guitars, bass and drums for the album[4] with Leach providing lead vocals and lyrics.[4] In September, they filmed a video for the single "Strength in Numbers",[9] with debut album The Hymn of a Broken Man scheduled for release on November 9.[9] However, the album's release was delayed[10] with a new release date of January 18, 2011.[5][6]

When asked if they would be touring in support of the album, Dutkiewicz stated that they would wait until "the record [is] released" then begin "building the band one person at a time."[11] They released videos for the songs "Strength in Numbers"[12] and "Where the Spirit Leads Me"[13] before announcing a February tour of the US.[14] Times of Grace's touring lineup was announced in January 2011. Along with Dutkiewicz and Leach, the band will consist of Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel, former Five Pointe O vocalist Daniel Struble playing bass, as well as former Envy on the Coast drummer Dan Gluszak.[2] On May 16, 2011 the band announced that Matt Bachand, guitarist with Shadows Fall, will be joining the band on bass for their tour dates in Europe, as well as their tour supporting Underoath in America.

Upon release, The Hymn of a Broken Man charted at number 44 on the Billboard 200, selling nearly 10,000 copies.[15] The band performed at the 2011 Download Festival on the Pepsi Max stage and the 2012 Soundwave Festival in Australia.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Strength In Numbers"
  • "Live In Love"
  • "Where The Spirit Leads"

References[edit]

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