17/7/02: Killswitch Engage played their first ever show with new vocalist ‘the’ Howard Jones this past weekend at Hellfest. Initial report from Amy, from our US radio dept, tells, “Howard has fantastic stage presence and can sing and scream like a muther effer.” If you are int the USA, check it out for yourself. Killswitch Engage, with ‘the’ Howard Jones, joins the Kittie tour come July 23rd. In fact, REVOLVER Magazine presents three new dates on this tour. They are: Aug 2 – Colorado Springs, Co – Colorado Music Hall, 3 – Fort Collins, CO – Starlight, 6 – Boise, ID – The Big Easy. Note: All Ages – Kittie headlines, Poison the Well is direct support, Shadows Fall and Hotwire also appear. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will play second on the bill. 10/7/02: As we mentioned earlier, Killswitch Engage has found themselves a new voice. Howard Jones, vocalist of Connecticut-area group, Blood Has Been Shed, will be handling vocal duties for Killswitch Engage on a permanent basis. “We’re very, very excited about having Howard in the band,” states bassist Mike D’Antonio. “Things have happened very quickly, but have really worked out for the best.” Jones’ addition to the band represents a huge step forward for the band. “I had heard that things were up in the air with Jesse so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call,” says Howard. “It really clicked with the other guys and it was apparent right away how well this could work out. I can’t wait to put my own stamp on this band. I’m amped.” “We picked a singer that will enable us to grow as a band. That was the most important thing to us,” states guitarist Joel Stroetzel.