Killswitch Engage are in the midst of writing their follow-up to their 2009 self-titled album. The band is currently demoing their potential tracks for their next release, already stating that they're eight songs deep into the recording process.

Killswitch Engage are one of metalcore's biggest names, having led the pack and paving the way for the swarm of metalcore acts in the early-to-mid 2000s. Their 2004 release, 'The End of Heartache' went Gold in the U.S. with the title track snatching a Grammy nomination for 'Best Metal Performance.' Killswitch are currently working on their sixth full-length studio album, with a 2012 release date expected.

According to Blabbermouth, Killswitch bassist Mike D'Antonio shared some in-studio info in an online posting: "Killswitch Engage should be in the studio in February/March, so expect a summer 2012 release for the new record," wrote D'Antonio. "We have a bit of a breather in the writing schedule so Adam [Dutkiewicz, guitar] can finish [producing] the [new] Shadows Fall record, but as of now we have eight demos finished for the new record. Everything is coming together nicely at the moment… My demos are pretty fast. Blast beats, anyone?"

As well as working with Killswitch, D'Antonio has been making music with Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair and Overcast/Seemless guitarist Pete Cortese in the band Death Ray Vision.