Killswitch Engage Bassist and Visual Artist Mike D’Antonio on The MetalSucks Podcast #299
This week we talk to Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage. We discuss the journey of making the band’s new record Atonement, Jesse Leach’s vocal cord surgery during the recording of the album, signing to Metal Blade Records and the pride they have in completing their record contract with Roadrunner, ranking all the cover artwork he’s created for Killswitch from best to worst, and his thoughts on reaching new fans after 20 years as a band. We also talk all things Cro-Mags, from the band’s massive influence on Mike to his thoughts on the existence of two current versions and his excitement about touring with Cro-Mags JM (featuring vocalist John Joseph and drummer Mackie Jayson), and we discuss his lifelong passion for comic books.
Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn cover the latest metal headlines and discuss the life-changing week preceding this episode with the birth of Dio Patton Spajic, Petar’s newest little one.
Songs: Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed,” Damn Your Eyes – “Ascension,” Sacred Reich – “Manifest Reality”
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