Here is Why JESSE LEACH Auditioned To Return To KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

As everyone knows, typically it is laborious to step in another person’s sneakers. And for Jesse Leach, it occurred to be making an attempt to fill the sneakers of former Killswitch Interact vocalist Howard Jones.

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Leach initially left the band in 2002, and returned after a decade when Jones determined to go away Killswitch Interact. However earlier than taking the step to return, Leach felt insecure and determined to audition for the empty seat as a substitute of simply accepting the band’s invitation. In a current interview with Mike James Rock Present, Leach expressed that when the band known as him to fill in for Howard Jones, he mentioned no. “I wasn’t certain I may deal with doing any individual else’s materials. I would by no means sang any individual else’s songs with conviction. It felt odd to me.”

However after giving it some thought, Leach determined he would like to audition as a singer relatively than simply accepting the band’s provide, and so he did. “I requested to be placed on the checklist of individuals to check out, ‘trigger that is the place I really feel like I need to be due to primary, once more, leaving, and quantity two, turning it down the primary time they requested me. So these guys had been, like, ‘What is that this man doing?’ You already know? So I needed to show myself.”

Despite the fact that he was chosen by the remainder of the band, Leach was nonetheless a bit insecure firstly due to the stylistic variations between himself and Jones. He defined: “We’re a bit completely different, and particularly again then I did not fairly have the method and the talent that I do now to know sing with out flaw. I would not say with out flaw, however I’ve gotten loads higher. Let’s simply say that.”

Killswitch Interact‘s newest studio album, Atonement, was launched in August 2019. The album provides a wholesome development in songwriting and musicianship all all through. It options visitor appearances by the band’s former front-man Howard Jones and Testomony front-man Chuck Billy. Atonement marks the band’s third full-length launch because the return of Leach, and a fourth is within the works.

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