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Old 01-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Howard Jones leaves Killswitch Engage

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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.
Not big into them any more but this sucks, he was an awesome singer.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hmmm Jesse coming back? the Time of Grace album was pretty good.

Might be interesting having him back in and do a real KSE album again.



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Old 01-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Really liked his stuff when I was first getting into music with heavy vocals, since he had such a robust singing voice. That said, his vocals just felt too "over the top" to me when I got older and they just totally dropped off my radar.

Still a Jesse Leach fan, though.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Awesome and talented vocalist indeed. I kind of got the vibe from their 2009 DVD he wasn't into the music business but I wish him and the rest of the band well.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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And now I can continue wishing Jesse was still in the band.


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Old 01-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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Facebook metallers are going ....mental for this at the mo. Not massively into KSE but still an amazing vocalist!
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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I love KSE, and Howard's vocals. Damn shame.

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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Weird, they're pretty popular so I dont see why he'd leave if it's easy bank
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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I actually liked KsE better with Howard. Well, I'm not a huge fan, but The End of Heartache was an amazing record and I love the vocals on it. I was a huuuge Blood has been Shed fan before Howard joined KsE, so fingers crossed he's getting back to put out an album with them!!!


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Old 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #10
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Hmmm Jesse coming back? the Time of Grace album was pretty good.

Might be interesting having him back in and do a real KSE album again.
I hope so! Not sure how Jesse's vox will sound on Howard's songs though...

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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I definitely prefer KSE with Howard... he just has such a great voice, it's rare to hear someone with that much soul and power now. I remember I was listening to them ages ago and my mum said he sounded like Tom Jones

It's a shame he's gone, but I doubt I'll notice the difference because I don't really listen to them any more.

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #12
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Love KSE and loved both Jesse and Howard in the band. That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing Jesse come back if the new songs are as good as the Times of Grace album was!

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #13
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I always liked Jesse more. His voice is amazing, and nothing really came close to Alive or Just Breathing.

I started getting used to Howard's voice, but his screams were always poor in my opinion. They sounded forced and dry.

Also, everything started to sound the same after Alive or Just Breathing.

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Old 01-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #14
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I'm glad Howard Jones left Killswitch Engage because now he can get back to singing his hits like "Things Can Only Get Better", "What is Love" and "No One is to Blame"...






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Old 01-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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Long as he still makes music i'll be happy. I wonder if he will be on the new record at all, he may have recorded some material for it. One can hope.


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Old 01-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #16
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This would be such big news like six years ago.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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Looks like his career is no longer alive, and just breathing.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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Regarding the thread title, it doesn't sound like he LEFT KSE. It sounds like they kicked him out.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #19
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I'm on the same page as Randy with this one.

I figured this was going to happen after Howard went on break while Phil Labonte covered for him a couple years ago. Actually just saw on Phil's twitter earlier "No, I am not joining kse".

I wouldn't mind having Jesse back, especially if he's writing/singing like he did on the Times Of Grace disc!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #20
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I'm glad Howard Jones left Killswitch Engage because now he can get back to singing his hits like "Things Can Only Get Better", "What is Love" and "No One is to Blame"...
I see what you did there.



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Old 01-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #21
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I much more preferred Jesse. Howard had better technical control and range, but Jesse's vocals were MUCH more soulful..hopefully he comes back or they find someone able to do that hopefully a best of both worlds type deal
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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liked howard allot more than jesse but i know that no one on earth would be surprised or too upset if jesse joined agian
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #23
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This sucks. I really enjoyed all their work with Howard. It'd be awesome for Jesse to come back though.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #24
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this would happen the day i decide to wear my KSE shirt

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #25
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The last KSE was rubbish. It all just started sounding the same with Howard. The Times of grace album is fantastic. Fingers crossed that Jesse comes back.
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