Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Killswitch Engage Parts Ways With Howard Jones

Word just got out, via their facebook page, that Killswitch Engage has officially parted ways with their lead singer, Howard Jones.  The official announcement is below.

"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."

This is big news.  What does this mean for the future direction of KSE?  Will Jesse Leach be back in the picture?  These are only speculations for now, but it will certainly be interesting to see what develops

- Mick

1 comment:

  1. The thing about this is that Howard had a very unique voice. In my opinion, It'll be hard to find a vocalist to effectively replace him. Especially if he's been in the band for 9 years.