ALBUM REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – Live At The Palladium


An interesting release from Killswitch Engage, metalcore royalty who at the beginning of 2020 had just commenced touring their latest album Atonement. But found themselves heading home as the pandemic struck, licking their wounds and unable to take one of their strongest records out on the road, for shows that included support from former vocalist Howard Jones’s band Light The Torch; Atonement featuring the crushing track (‘The Signal Fire’) which saw Jones trading vocals with current (and original) singer Jesse Leach, and the tour providing the perfect opportunity for both frontmen to hit the stage together. Continue reading


Watch Howard Jones (Light The Torch) Sing Three Songs with Killswitch Engage from Their Current Tour


Killswitch Engage has kicked off its new headline tour with Light The Torch and August Burns Red. At the bands show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh former singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch joined KSE’s Jesse Leach for some hits, both new and old! Watch fan-filmed footage of the band performing “Rose of Sharyn,” “The End of Heartache,” and “Signal Fire” now!

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Sion (ft. Jared Dines and Howard Jones) Shares New Video for “Drown” – Debut Album Out Now!


Metalcore supergroup Sion – ft. YouTube shredder and one time Trivium live fill-in Jared Dines and Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones have dropped their debut self-titled album today. The album was created and produced independently. The group also shared a new music video today for the track “Drown!” Check out the clip and order the album Digitally on Bandcamp or stream everywhere. Continue reading


Sion ft. Jared Dines and Howard Jones Releases Their New Single and Video – “More Than Just Myself” – Debut Album Incoming


Scion the Metalcore supergroup formed by YouTube sensation and shredder Jared Dines and Howard Jones of Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) have dropped a new single “More Than Just Myself!” This is their second single after releasing “The Blade” earlier in 2021. A glistening metalcore track, “More Than Just Myself” is brutal and catchy at the same time. The band has also announced their self-titled debut album will arrive November 26th across all streaming platforms. The album was created independently and funded totally by Jared and Howard out of their pockets.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Light The Torch – You Will Be The Death Of Me


Arising from Los Angeles, California, Melodic Metalcore trio Light The Torch prove just how fitting their name is with their sophomore album, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast Records). Each metallic anthem sets the stage as if the band had just lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks in preparation for taking on their greatest demons.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 109: Dee Snider on His “Rebirth”, Freedom, and Future Projects


Ghost Cult Chief Editor Keefy was honored to interview Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider for our podcast. We chatted about his upcoming DVD/concert album For The Love of Metal Live, due out soon from Napalm Records. Dee chatted about the “rebirth of his career” with his solo album inspired by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), his family, touring the world, his new band, how he keeps his voice in shape, lessons he has learned from the music business, anecdotes about Twisted Sister, his Broadway covers album, reflections on protecting Metal Music’s right to Freedom of Speech from the PMRC 35 years ago this year, and his plans for his next project. Order Dee’s new live album and other music here, and check out our chat! Continue reading


Jamey Jasta Shares Lyric Video for “Return From War” ft. Max Cavalera


Jamey Jasta has shared a lyric video from his recent solo album, The Lost Chapters – Volume 2, which released in December. “Return From War” features metal legend Max Cavalera of Soulfly. Other guests who appear on the LP include Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Howard Jones (Light The Torch), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach. Watch the clip now!

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Mark Morton Shares New Single – “All I Had To Lose” ft. Mark Morales


Mark Morton (Lamb of God) has shared a new single from us upcoming mostly acoustic Ether EP, due next week on January 17th via Rise Records. ‘All I Had To Lose’ ft. Mark Morales is a soulful unplugged jam. In addition to his work in Lamb of God and his soundtrack work, Ether looks to be a much more personal and intimate bunch of songs compared with 2019’s Anesthetic record. Watch the visualizer for the track now! Continue reading