Shadows Fall Guitarist Matt Bachand is set to join Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and former KSE vocalist Jesse Leach with their band Times of Grace. Bachand will be picking up a bass for the bands upcoming European and U.S. tours, replacing Daniel Struble who is sitting the tour out due to personal matters.
Bachand’s getting the gig comes as no major surprise, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage members are no strangers to each other, having toured together several times over the past decade, In a recent interview, Bachland commented, “I am very excited to be a part of Times of Grace. Not only will it be great to get onstage with some old friends, but I am looking forward to something new musically as this role as bassist will be a very different experience from my role as guitarist of Shadows Fall”.
Vocalist Jesse Leach also commented on the situation stating: ” Matt is a great guy, and someone Adam, Joel and I have all known for years. Personality-wise and as a musician, it clicks so well. I am certain Matt will add a great vibe and bring his own style to the live show!”
With second Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel, and drummer Dan Gluszak completing the touring line up, the journey is bound to bring back some hazy yet fond memories.
Dutkiewicz explains, “I’ll miss the crap out of Dan, but I’m so stoked to be bro-ing down with our longtime beer-swilling bassist bud Bachand. Come out to the shows and prepare to flex!”
Headliners Underoath and Times of Grace will be hitting U.S. shores with the “Illuminato(u)r”. tour starting in North Carolina on July 5th.