Killswitch Engage is reportedly back in the studio and making songs for the WWE and another wrestling promotion. Bassist Mike D'Antonio spoke to Metal Injection and revealed the band initially wasn't happy about the task given to them by the WWE.
Killswitch Engage has previously worked with the WWE when it provided the theme song for the 2006 Judgment Day pay-per-view. They also wrote "The Fire Burns," which was CM Punk's original theme song from 2006 to 2011. D'Antonio said the WWE wanted the band to cover a song they're not too excited to do, but didn't reveal which song they'd been assigned to do.
"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," D'Antonio said. "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."
D'Antonio said it took some time for the band to become satisfied with a version of the song they wouldn't mind doing. He said they will start recording it soon.
"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," D'Antonio said. "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."
Source: Metal Injection