Killswitch Engage's frontman Howard Jones has called it quits. After having a couple of rough years, the singer who has gotten a soft-core porn-star pregnant and has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes is leaving the metal-core act. The singer has been part of the outfit since 2002 and has since had a certified gold record (The End of Heartache) and been nominated for a Grammy (The End of Heartache). Howard Jones (who was also the frontman for early 2000s metalcore act Blood Has Been Shed) has issued the following statement:
|Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones has called it quits|
"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 KSE. 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 KsE 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."
One could only hope that this could bring back the original front man of the band Jesse Leach (a key component of KsE I feel has been missing since his departure). Stay tuned for more news on this issue.