Massachusetts’ metalcore great Killswitch Engage announced today via its Facebook and official website that it has decided to continue as a band without singer Howard Jones. The group stated in a press release that it does not plan to discuss the specific reasons behind the decision. The press release also states, “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 No. 1 going forward.”
 
Jones joined Killswitch after the release of the band’s second album, Alive Or Just
Breathing
, upon the departure of former vocalist Jesse Leach.
 
The band is scheduled to headline the 14th annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA, this April.