Confirmed: Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Howard Jones Forming A New Band!
The rumor mill is abuzz about former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. Jones left Killswitch last year and has kept a low profile since, but is Howard working on new music?
Heavy Blog Is Heavy was doing some Facebook stalking on metal industry vet Mike Gitter, who worked A&R at Roadrunner and actually signed Killswitch Engage to the label. Mike is currently working at Razor & Tie doing A&R and when peeking through his Facebook bio, this little tidbit comes up:
"2011-2013: … [I reunited] with [my] old cohort Mr. Howard Jones in a brand new band with guys from All Shall Perish and Devolved."
I just spoke with somebody close to the situation, and we can confirm that this is a real project. I can also confirm that another member of the project is All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato. My source also says it's still very early in the process but they are writing material.
It's great to hear that Howard is still keeping himself busy with some music and I'm interested to hear what the music sounds like, if it's more like Killswitch or his previous band, Blood Has Been Shed.