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Jesse Leach speaks up as Killswitch Engage’s new singer

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM (PST)

Massachusetts metalcore act, Killswitch Engage, have announced that their original vocalist, Jesse Leach, has returned to the band to replace Howard Jones. On the subject of the line-up change the band stated:

“Truth be told, Jesse blew us away in auditions. The room seemed charged with electricity. He commanded both new and old material, and proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he wanted to do this. The choice became very clear and apparent.This change is very exciting. We know you’re going to love it. This is truly a new era in KsE history and it is ready to shred your face off. So, please help us in welcoming Jesse back into the KsE family; he is a rare and great talent, a fact that older KsE fans have known for years. Here is to a killer new record and a bright future. The five of us cannot wait to write this record and play shows together and bring that feeling to our fans. It’s been far too long.”

Leach also went on to say:

“It is a great honor to rejoin my brothers after all of these years. After some discussion and much reflection, it was obvious to me this was the path I was meant to take. We got together and jammed on the ‘Howard-era’ songs, as well as some “Alive or Just Breathing”-era songs and we all felt the synergy. I look forward to writing the new record, since the demos sound absolutely amazing, as well as breathing new life and getting comfortable with the soulful songs Howard has written. It is a new chapter of my life filled with new and exciting challenges. I will give all that I can to honor the position I have been given and take nothing for granted. I will sing every note with all of my soul. I am very blessed and very thankful to be back in the KsE family! All things happen in their due time and now is the time for this reunion and new direction.”

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No pre-cog needed: Jesse Leach rejoins Killswitch Engage

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:42 PM (PST)

In what should come as no surprise, former Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach has indeed become the replacement for Howard Jones. Check their website and see for yourself. They are all standing together for a picture, Jesse in front, in the snow. Smiling, laughing! Look! It’s on the internet. It must be real!

Previously, Leach and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz formed and recorded under the monicker Times of Grace in 2011. It was average.

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Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage leaves band

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM (PST)

Howard Jones, vocalist for Massachusetts metalcore act, Killswitch Engage, is no longer in the band. The remaining band members did not share why he is no longer in the band but they will continue with a new singer. Killswitch has also released this statement:

To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage. We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we’ve had him in the band. Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. Howard is a part of our family and always will be, and we wish him well. He has left big shoes to fill, so we certainly have our work cut out for us to find the next singer of Killswitch, something we plan on making priority #1 going forward. Most importantly, thanks to all of you for all the support throughout the years and for sticking by us for all this time. We really do appreciate it and we very much look forward to having a new record for all of you in the not too distant future that we can all be proud of. Sincerely, Adam, Joel, Mike & Justin.

The band’s last album, “Killswitch Engage,” was released in June 2009 through Roadrunner Records.

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Times of Grace Facebook Fan Contest Underway

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM (PST)

Jesse Leach of Times of Grace is giving away t-shirts to fans for asking him questions. Swing over to Altec Lansing’s Facebook Page for an exclusive chance to win.

Times of Grace reunites Killswitch Engage members Adam Duktiewicz and Jesse Leach for the first time in more than 7 years. Times Of Grace’s debut album, “The Hymn of a Broken Man”, has been receiving critical praise as an inaugural presentation, rich and diverse, holding fast to the promise of strength through adversity.

The band will be appearing at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in May.

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