Friday, January 6, 2012


Howard Jones, former vocalist of Massachusetts based metal core warriors KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has explained his departure from the band. Earlier this week, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE announced the band will continue without vocalist Howard Jones and have yet to announce a replacement.

FROM HOWARD JONES (FORMER KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist): Well, I guess I will shed a little light without going too deep.
"As some of you may know, I've had a pretty interesting couple of years, to say the least, battling with some personal issues. One of the low points being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes that went unchecked for years. The rest of the band stuck with me through it, and, to be honest, they are the ones that kept me going. The whole experience definitely put a scare in me.

"Recently we've all been in writing mode, but somehow I couldn't get excited about the new album and all the touring that would go with it. The guys saw it before I did. In hindsight, I now realize that my heart wasn't in it.

"I have had an amazing decade with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. I love Justin,Mike D, Joel and Adam for hanging in there and standing by me no matter how bad it was. I have so many good memories, and those are the ones that I will keep.

"Will I be involved in music again? Sure. I have been in bands for a little over half my life; can't stop now. Until then, get the new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album; it's going to be good.

"Thanks, everyone, for letting me try to entertain you, and I wish myself well in my future endeavors.

"Gone fishin', Howard."

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-