Howard Jones of Light The Torch (Blood Has Been Shed, ex-Killswitch Engage) is the guest on episode 499 of The Jasta Show Podcast by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. During the pod, Howard discussed and confirmed the recent dismissal of drummer Mike Sciulara. The band is currently on tour with Fit For A King, and Ice Nine Kills and the drums for LTT are being handled by Kyle Baltus of 36 Crazyfists. As of now, Kyle is not the new permanent drummer of LTT. Sciulara was not officially announced as fired, but Jones detailed some instances which hastened his exit. Jones also mentioned that Light The Torch has been working on new music and he is hoping to complete pre-production on his vocals by the end of the year, with an eye on a new release in 2020. Episode 500 of The Jasta Show is coming soon, featuring Ice-T. Continue reading
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is releasing his long in the works solo project album Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 this fall. Jasta announced today that he is offering subscribers to his podcast, The Jasta Show, via Gas Digital a special offer to get early access to the two new singles and the album before the public can buy or stream it. The two singles are ‘Spilled Blood Never Dies’ ft Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, and ‘Silence the Enemy Mind’ with Billybio’s Billy Graziadei. The album features guest appearances from Max Cavalera, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jesse Leach, Windstein, Howard Jones, Matthew K Heafy, Zoli Teglas, Billy Bio, Phil Rind, Tommy Victor, Joey Concepcion and Frankie Palmieri, as well as his backing band consisting of Charley and Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider). Jasta will likely not tour behind this album right away since his focus for 2020 will be recording the new Hatebreed album. Jasta’s podcast airs two episodes weekly (Tuesday and Friday) in an interview format, often featuring hour-long, in-depth chats with legends. He is nearing 500 episodes, with the current edition #489, with Amigo The Devil, just aired.
As teased over the weekend, Killswitch Engage has shared the video for their highly anticipated single, ‘The Signal Fire’. The track features a duet between lead singer Jesse Leach and former KsE singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch, Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah): Continue reading
Killswitch Engage has released their new album, Atonement, their first for Metal Blade Records. The band just shared a blink and you’ll miss it a teaser trailer for their new music video for the highly anticipated track ‘The Signal Fire’. The song features a collaboration with former Killswitch Engage and current Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones, and the clip will be released this Tuesday, August 20th. Continue reading
A few beers in and I’m trying to figure out the angle on this new Killswitch Engage release, Atonement (Metal Blade). Sure, to Johnny NoName, it simple to just say “it’s just another Killswitch album, you know what you’re getting.” And sure, there’s a bit of truth to that statement as we get many of the tried and tested play plays from this Massachusetts staple like rock-solid production, punchy mix, and equal parts melody and guitar fire. I wouldn’t expect any less. Continue reading
Former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, presently of Light The Torch, joined his former band on stage in Quebec City, dueting with original/founding singer Jesse Leech for their hit ‘The End of Heartache’. The song is the title track to the platinum album via Roadrunner Records from 2005 that Jones made his debut on. Jones’ new band Light The Torch, which released its debut album, “Revival”, after issuing two efforts under its previous name, Devil You Know, is currently on tour. Killswitch Engage has a new album coming next month Atonement, via Metal Blade Records, and features Jones on a track. Continue reading
Killswitch Engage will release their highly anticipated new album next fall. The record will be their first under their new deal with Metal Blade Records in the USA and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world. The band leaked the information in a post to Instagram, promoting their current tour with Parkway Drive. One song will feature by the band’s former lead singer and current Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones. Continue reading