Feb 2, 2022
Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz is one of the most colourful characters in modern heavy metal. While his band's music is brutal and their lyrics drawn from emotionally dark places, when you see them live you’re just as likely to laugh as you are headbang, as Adam pulls faces while peeling off riffs, and sometimes runs from the stage to order a shot at the bar.
A noted producer in his own right (Parkway Drive, Underoath), Adam also performs in Times of Grace, his side project with Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach.
We talk about Adam’s entire life and career in this interview, from his early days discovering heavy metal to his time studying at Berklee, from forming Killswitch Engage to riding the many ups and downs of life in the music industry.