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Killswitch Engage Reunites With Former Singer Jesse Leach

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Westfield, Massachusetts based metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage has announced that the band has reunited with former vocalist Jesse Leach, following the recent departure of singer Howard Jones owing to his struggle with type 2 diabetes amongst other reasons. The band is currently recording a new album and will be performing in Europe this Summer.

Leach was a member of the band from 1999 to 2002, during which time he performed on the band's self-titled debut album and the subsequent sophomore effort, "Alive Or Just Breathing."

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 7:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. starvillan writes:

PUMPED!!!!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. cbella writes:

An equally shocking announcement......the sun will set tonight!!! Did they really need to make an announcement?
Anyway, I always preferred Leach to Jones, so pretty happy about this :)

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. spiral_architect writes:

WELL, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KanadianKoRn writes:

Fvckin eh!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Deathblooms writes:

Not really surprising at all but great news!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. OverkillExposure writes:

INTERVIEW ALERT: Me and Jesse (with TESF) this Saturday.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KREDD writes:

gonna miss howard, but looking forward to this.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KREDD writes:

oh, and come on guys, can we please get an updated photo? haha!!!! ;)

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

Great news. Now we wait for Blood Has Been Shed reunion to top it off.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Mr. Metal writes:

I was hoping this would happen. Much love for Howard!...but this reunion is gonna be f***ing KILLER!! Welcome back Jesse...CANNOT WAIT to hear the new masterpiece.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Ryanopuffs writes:

Okay okay, ill admit i was wrong about not thinking Jesse would rejoin, but I wanted to be wrong! This is truly amazing. I'm sooooooooo excited for the original force to be back, even though ill miss howard as well. I freaked out yesterday when I found out like a little girl!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. VanMetal writes:

Ya ZMA, a BHBS reunion would be great!

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Tivic writes:

I was a fan of both singers but to me their 1st Singer Jesse Leach was their Matthew Barlow of the band.

# Feb 7, 2012 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RememberMetal? writes:

Leach is an amazing vocalist. I'm not surprised at all to be honest, I'm just hoping KSE can make an album as they did back when Leach was initially fronting the band. I'll have to check this one out, my first in a long while.

# Feb 8, 2012 @ 6:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nobody could have ever predicted this...

# Feb 8, 2012 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. psythe writes:

Have wanted this moment to happen since I heard my first Jones-era album. He was good, but Jesse just killed it, man.

# Feb 8, 2012 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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