Killswitch Engage working on a cover of a song they don’t like for WWE

Posted by on November 6, 2017

Photo: Melinda Oswandel

We’ve known for a little while that Killswitch Engage are in the studio working on follow-up to last year’s Incarnate. As of today, we now know that they’re working their way back into the wrestling world again. If you’ll remember, the band’s “This Fire Burns” was CMPunk’s theme song at one point. Now according to Jon’s Untitled Podcast, which had bassist Mike D’Antonio on, they’ll also be contributing two wrestling theme songs, one of which is already done. The other one is a cover for a song that they apparently don’t like very much.

“We’re not actually not even supposed to talk about it, but we have two wrestling theme songs in the works right now. One I believe is finished… The first one is done and then the second one we’re gonna start recording in like two weeks.

One’s for one company and then the other is for WWE. The WWE one was really complicated because it was another thing where they sent us a song and said, ‘You need to cover this as best as possible or as close as possible’ and it’s not a good song.

So we had a tough time with it and a lot of the dudes were like ‘I don’t wanna do this.’ And I get it. I understand. If it’s a really crappy song, if we gotta put our name on it, we don’t want our fans thinking we wrote something terrible. So we got this song to where we’re comfortable and we’re gonna start recording it soon.”

That’s a lot of candor, and it’ll be interesting to hear if the song ultimately is released. If so, we’ll know a band that Killswitch Engage doesn’t like that much. And they’ll probably make an enemy of that band, if they’re still together.

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