Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage spoke with Nick Snelling of Australia’s Beat magazine and conceded that their label Roadrunner has pressured them to write more commercially-minded songs. “At first, but we turned around on them and said, ‘Then why did you sign us? If you don’t want a heavy metal band, then you should let us out of the contract.’ And they were like, ‘Woah, no, no, no, that’s fine, that’s ok, be as heavy as you like’. There’s nothing wrong with being the heaviest band on your label. As long as there is big bands like Nickelback bringing in money, it means we can use money to our advantage as well. Having them around probably means we can tour next year.”
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