It’s been a decade since fans saw the release of The Hymn of the Broken Man, the debut album by Times of Grace. The band, featuring vocalist Jesse Leach and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz of metalcore giants Killswitch Engage, were loved by fans for their soulful, soaring hard rock sound. Now, it’s been announced that Times of Grace have officially returned with a new album and an emotional first single.
Times of Grace’s new album will be called Songs of Loss and Separation, and will see release this July from the band’s own imprint Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide. The first song off of the album is titled “The Burden of Belief,” and takes a lot of its cues from grunge, alternative rock, and big soaring acts like Chevelle and Stone Sour.
“This song is the spark of the oncoming fire,” says Leach. “It foreshadows the journey of this album. This song is an unveiling of who we, Times of Grace, have become after all of these years. This is a testimony of falling apart, losing faith, letting go, and the desire to kill and purge the past. It is the unraveling, the catharsis and the rebirth. So it begins….”
“It almost feels strange finally releasing the songs on this record, especially this one,” says Dutkiewicz. “I started writing this song over 10 years ago, so it’s been around for quite some time. I really hope you guys dig it, and I hope we will get the opportunity to play it for you guys live someday.”
Check out “The Burden of Belief” below:
Times of Grace’s Songs of Loss and Separation comes out July 16th via Wicked Good Records, and is available for preorder both digitally and in various vinyl formats. Check out the tracklisting and cover art for the album below:
- The Burden of Belief
- Mend You
- Far From Heavenless
- Bleed Me
- To Carry the Weight
Words by Chris Krovatin