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
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
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
Rocklahoma 2019. Three days in the sun, dust, and more sun over Memorial Day weekend (four days technically if you count the Thursday night pre-party). This was the 12 year of this annual festival and it was set to be one for the books from the get-go. Getting to this massive party was no small task on my part. Driving from New Hampshire to Oklahoma isn’t exactly a relaxing Sunday drive. Two full days of driving, two full-on tornadoes, and 1,700 miles later, I had arrived at my Air BnB in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roughly 50 minutes outside of Pryor. Continue reading
Ready to lift off down in Pryor, Oklahoma, Rocklahoma 2019 is going to be a three-day, non-stop rock and metal party, and Ghost Cult will be there to bring you the coverage! The lineup boasts Korn, Disturbed, Shinedown, Bush, Seether, In This Moment will be joined by Steel Panther, Jackyl, Sevendust, Bad Wolves, GWAR, Buckcherry and many more this Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019, at “Catch The Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Get ready to rock out with our day by day must-see bands, set times and other info. Continue reading
For the past decade or so, melodeath heavyweights In Flames have divided the worldwide metal community. After beginning humbly as a melodic side-project to Jesper Strömblad’s traditional death metal band Ceremonial Oath, the Gothenburg group went on to release a string of innovative albums throughout the mid to late 90s that earned them unanimous acclaim for pioneering a much cleaner, more NWOBHM inspired style of death metal. Alongside the likes of bands such as Dark Tranquility and At the Gates, this fresh approach took the metal world by absolute storm. However, the turn of the decade has seen the Swedes popularity tower to heights not often reached without musical compromise, a notion that most bands of their genre would never dare to entertain. In the case of Anders Fridén and co, they boldly made the decision to incorporate friendly grooves and alternative metal riffs into a core sound that was always considered to be its best when abrasive, off-putting and relentless.