KILLSWITCH ENGAGE REUNITE WITH ORIGINAL FRONT-MAN?!
Judging by the picture emblazoned upon Killswitch Engage’s homepage one could be forgiven for thinking that the Massachusetts based metallers have gone and reunited with their former vocalist Jesse Leach after the departure form the band earlier this year of Howard Jones.
Leach, who was present for both the first two Killswitch records, left the band shortly after the release of the second and (subsequently breakthrough) album ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ citing personal issues and the pressures of touring. Since departing Killswitch back in 2002, Leach has kept himself relatively busy with the bands Seamless and Times of Grace which features his former KSE band mate, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.
Whilst the assumption is to jump to conclusions about a reunion between original vocalist and band mates, Leach has been very conscious to leave some air of uncertainty regarding this possibility stating, “I’m not going to comment” when he was asked about being approached to rejoin KSE in a recent interview with Loud magazine, “Everyone wants to know… I’d rather those guys go through what they’ve got to go through and whenever they make that decision… They’re good friends of mine, so I’m respecting their space at the moment. It’s more fun, more mystery, too; you don’t have to know everything. These days everybody is on Facebook and tweeting everything that happens. What’s happened to the mystery of music and not knowing everything?”
If the image does indeed ring true to perception then it should be an excellent year ahead for fans of Killswitch Engage; at least they will know the band is in very safe and capable hands.