Killswitch Engage Part Ways With Vocalist Howard Jones

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In a somewhat surprising move, Killswitch Engage have just announced that they have decided to part ways with lead singer, Howard Jones. Posting on their official Facebook page, they wrote;

To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage. We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we've had him in the band. Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. Howard is a part of our family and always will be, and we wish him well. He has left big shoes to fill, so we certainly have our work cut out for us to find the next singer of Killswitch, something we plan on making priority #1 going forward. Most importantly, thanks to all of you for all the support throughout the years and for sticking by us for all this time. We really do appreciate it and we very much look forward to having a new record for all of you in the not too distant future that we can all be proud of. Sincerely, Adam, Joel, Mike & Justin.

In early 2010, Jones left the band while on tour due to "unforeseen circumstances" which led to rumours of troubles within the band. Killswitch Engage was set to enter the studio this year to begin work on a new album; judging by their statement, those plans have not changed.