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Killswitch Engage Vocalist Leaves

Posted by: Alex DiVincenzo (01/04/12)
Frontman Howard Jones has left Killswitch Engage. The band will continue on and are seeking a new vocalist.
StatementTo 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.
 
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11:42 AM on 01/04/12
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Alex DiVincenzo
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Bring back Jesse please!
11:44 AM on 01/04/12
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No longer Howard Powered. Too sad.
11:45 AM on 01/04/12
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I haven't listened to this band in years, but Howard was a fantastic singer and screamer. It'll be interesting to see if they can bring anyone else in who is as good as he was.
11:45 AM on 01/04/12
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This sucks, Howard was the main reason I got into KSE. He made even heavy music melodic and has a great voice.
11:46 AM on 01/04/12
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this band is still around?
11:46 AM on 01/04/12
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Fuck
11:47 AM on 01/04/12
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I'll do it.
11:47 AM on 01/04/12
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one of my favorite vocalists. Their next album was one of my most anticipated of the year. Depending on who the replacement is, that may no longer be the case.
11:50 AM on 01/04/12
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aw damn I totally submitted this! and this is shitty news btw, howard jones was great. I knew something was up when he dropped out of their last tour and phil from all that remains had to fill in
11:50 AM on 01/04/12
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Surprised as hell, mainly because I just figured the band would be done. Sucks, though, Howard was awesome.
11:50 AM on 01/04/12
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Jesse doesn't sound as good on the Times Of Grace album as he did on the first Killswitch album but he would be my first choice for this. Great guy. Really sad about Howard leaving. Adam and his banter on stage were what made Killswitch such fun live.
11:51 AM on 01/04/12
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damn i thought he was out of the band at least a year ago already. i heard it was because he got caught w/ a hooker
11:54 AM on 01/04/12
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Bummer.
11:55 AM on 01/04/12
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Jesse doesn't sound as good on the Times Of Grace album as he did on the first Killswitch album but he would be my first choice for this. Great guy. Really sad about Howard leaving. Adam and his banter on stage were what made Killswitch such fun live.
You think? I thought the Times of Grace album was awesome (miles better than the last KSE album), not to mention his killer work with The Empire Shall Fall. I know it's a long shot, but I would be ecstatic if he returned. Howard was a great replacement (plus Blood Has Been Shed rules - maybe they'll come back?), but Jesse is one of my favorite frontmen in heavy music.
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