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Howard Jones To Perform With Killswitch Engage On May Dates

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Killswitch Engage, who had previously been touring with Phil Labonte after the sudden departure of their vocalist Howard Jones, has announced Howard will be re-joining the band for their upcoming May tour dates. Killswitch Engage issued the following brief statement about the tour arrangement:

"Since a lot of people have asked, we figured that we’d set the record straight. Howard will be on board for our four (4) upcoming dates in May. We are excited to be back at full strength for these dates. Hope to see you all there."

The upcoming Killswitch Engage tour dates are as follows:

5/19 2010 The NorVA NORFOLK, Virginia , US
5/20 2010 Ches-A-Rena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
5/21 2010 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York , US
5/22 2010 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, Ohio , US
6/27 2010 Graspop Festival Dessel, BE

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

I told you fvckers he wasn't going anywhere.

# May 12, 2010 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Hollow writes:

I told you fvckers the exact same thing Blindgreed1 told you fvckers.

Howard just needed sometime to rest and relax.

# May 12, 2010 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Josh7X writes:

Only way this band will ever be good again is if Jesse Leach came back. But I don't see any reason why he would since Empire Shall Fall destroys KSE.

# May 12, 2010 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Hollow and I are psychic.

# May 12, 2010 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KickAssDuke writes:

No, I told you fvckers he wasn't going anywhere!

Twas me who said it first. More firster then BG and Hollow!

Booyakasha!

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Josh7X writes:

They haven't put anything good out since Alive or Just Breathing.

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Natsquatch writes:

Post 3/6, Jesse Leach has nothing to do with it. I do prefer his vocals and lyrics, but Jones is still extremely talented. If you were to argue that instrumentally and songwriting-wise, they've been stagnant on the last couple albums, I'd give you that.

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Josh7X writes:

When Jesse was in the band they were heavier, everything was better. Now they're a dime a dozen. They suck bad.

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Natsquatch writes:

Killswitch were never "heavy", relatively speaking. Also, I don't see how they're now a "dime a dozen band", when they are one of the originators of metalcore as we know it. Their problem is that honestly, they haven't changed the formula that they invented at all since the Alive or Just Breathing days.

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Josh7X writes:

They haven't came close to making good songs like Rise Inside, Barely Breathing or whatever it's called. Everything on Alive Or Just Breathing is heavy and very good. Since Jesse left, they went downhill fast. How do you go from Rise Inside to Rose Of Sharyn? Or Vide Infra to My Curse and sh*t like Starting Over.

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Trendkill91 writes:

The only thing I really like by this band is the cover of Holy Diver.
That's badass

# May 12, 2010 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nat is correct. They were never really heavy and the failure to change the "metal core band doing love songs" formula is what stagnated them. Howard is a much better singer than Jesse, but the inability to write strong material is their demise.

# May 12, 2010 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Trendkill91 writes:

Wee said Blindgreed!

# May 12, 2010 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Trendkill91 writes:

Well.
Sorry bro, its early in the morning here.

# May 12, 2010 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

Sokay TK91, slack shall be cut for my brother down under! \m/\m/

# May 12, 2010 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Trendkill91 writes:

Cheers BG! \M/

# May 12, 2010 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Demise writes:

glad to here hes ok and nothing serious has happened to him

# May 12, 2010 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. n0thinghead writes:

17 x 2. i'm relieved that he's alright and i feel even better that he's back, even tho i wouldda LOVE to have been on the show where jesse guest appeared but w/e, just like bg said, howard is better, and like nat's said, they've stuck to the formula that they've created for far too long. i'm rlly getting tired of hearing about having love, loosing love and everlasting love. how about war, revolution, insanity, astrology, psychology, etc.

# May 12, 2010 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Demise writes:

^ Adam is a pretty wild guy he could probably write some interesting stuff on those subjects

# May 12, 2010 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. EsotericSurgery writes:

Good to hear HoJo is back up to speed. Now if only they could stop making sh**ty generic sounding mallcore music and get some creativity juices flowing...gotta say I agree with you guys that as a lyricist and song writer Jesse Leach was leaps and bounds ahead of HoJo and I wish they'd return to their roots...but man HoJo is still a f***ing beast behind that mic.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Jesse Or Howard writes:

Stop debating who is better. Everyone has there own opinion. Personally, I like them both equally. I have warmed up to Howard, and if Jesse was to come back, which is doubtful, it would take time for me to get used to a new singer. (Im aware of the fact Jesse isn't "new.")

# May 13, 2010 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Josh7X writes:

I'm sorry KSE sucks d*ck. They have the gayest guitar player in history .

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

Josh: Did Adam finally come out of the closet for real?

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Josh7X writes:

oh he's gay with howard. and his cousin mike jones. who? mike jones.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. EsotericSurgery writes:

Adam D is a fvcking legend! He's the only man to rock short shorts, a blow up doll on his back, and a cape to ever make me feel like a total p***y.

I'll never forget when he called for the wall of death..."SPLIT LIKE THE LEGS OF MY UNDERAGE PROM DATE...SPLIT YOU f***ING p***ies!" haha

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Josh7X writes:

and you just ate it up. that guy is f*cking f*ggot.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. EsotericSurgery writes:

A fa**ot that started the band who basically gave birth to what we call metalcore today. Also a fa**ot who's tremendously more talented than any member of A7X because he can play guitar bass drums and do vocals. A7X's most talented member recently died...now they're just borrowing talented musicians who feel sorry for them.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Josh7X writes:

i really hope that's a joke. He's no where close to being as good as Syn or Zack.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

Josh: Uhhh... No, it's not a joke. ES is correct AND he forgot that Adam also records and produces theier stuff too. ES is also absolutely right when he said the most talented member is dead.

# May 13, 2010 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Trendkill91 writes:

Agree^ haha.

# May 13, 2010 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Demise writes:

josh, Adam has said on many occasions that he does not try and show off with his guitar and he does not desire to be a great guitar player

# May 13, 2010 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Dyingfetus69 writes:

Killswitch engage's first album was a breath of fresh air. I prefer Jesse but thats my opinion. They were pretty heavy on the first album, too many emo kids with gay haircuts and tight pants like them now.

# May 13, 2010 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. n0thinghead writes:

unfortunately, they're almost on the verge of joining in "the basket" filled of the bands that have become "rockcore" (as midnight cowboy called it). but i rlly hope i'm wrong and that they changed their sound at least back to being a bit heavier and rlly switch gears w/ the lyrical subjects.

# May 15, 2010 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. RTB writes:

Rockcore.....thats a perfect title btw
Fetus, LOL...
Good to see howard is well, but the band doesnt do it for me. Too sleepy

# May 15, 2010 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Demise writes:

nothing im hoping the same thing as you but the allmighty dollar has some big pull

# May 15, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. EsotericSurgery writes:

NH, yeah I hear you man...I think KsE is far past their prime as a band. there's no doubt those guys are great musicians but the direction the band itself has gone isn't appealing to me in the least. Now, whenever I get a HoJo craving I just break out some Blood Has Been Shed :)

# May 15, 2010 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. n0thinghead writes:

ES: true that, SON!!

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