Jesse Leach


Killswitch Engage’s sixth studio album, Disarm The Descent, is slated for release tomorrow, April 2nd, 2013. The album marks the first with returning vocalist Jesse Leach after the departure of Howard Jones, Killswitch’s vocalist of 10 years. In anticipation of the new record, we caught up with Jesse sometime back and talked about his big return, what really happened in those 10 years that he was missing, his process of self-discovery and music for him as an individual. A pretty in-depth interview, but it’s worth it! Read on.

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Jesse Leach, vocalist of the renowned metal band Killswitch Engage about their upcoming release, Disarm the Decent. This is Jesse’s first album with the band since his return a little over a year ago. The band is widely considered to be pioneers of the metalcore genre and have received numerous accolades of the years including a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance. Here is how the conversation went.