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Message From Howard About Leaving Killswitch...

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/06/12)
Howard has posted a statement about why he left Killswitch Engage.
Message from FacebookWell, I guess I will shed a little light without going too deep. As some of you may know, I've had a pretty interesting couple of years to say the least battling with some personal issues. One of the low points being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that went unchecked for years. The rest of the band stuck with me through it, and to be honest they are the ones that kept me going. The whole experience definitely put a scare in me.

Recently we've all been in writing mode but somehow I couldn't get excited about the new album and all the touring that would go with it. The guys saw it before I did. In hindsight I now realize that my heart wasn't in it. I have had an amazing decade with KSE. I love Justin, MikeD, Joel and Adam for hanging in there and standing by me no matter how bad it was. I have so many good memories, and those are the ones that I will keep. Will I be involved in music again? Sure, I have been in bands for a little over half my life, can't stop now. Until then, get the new KsE album, it's going to be good. Thanks everyone for letting me try to entertain you, and I wish myself well in my future endeavors. Gone fishin' Howard

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12:46 PM on 01/06/12
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Shucks. I wish him all the best. Talented guy.
12:49 PM on 01/06/12
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Great singer. Gonna miss him in Killswitch.
12:51 PM on 01/06/12
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Knew it wasn't a negative parting. Good luck, Howard.
12:51 PM on 01/06/12
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never been big into the band but i wish him the best.
12:56 PM on 01/06/12
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great dude, it's going to suck finding someone to fill those shoes but I'm sure they will pull it off
12:57 PM on 01/06/12
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Didnt know he was diabetic... pretty honest words there admitting he couldn't put his heart into the new material and touring... Glad he backed out now rather than imploding on tour and hurting the band. That's a stand up move many musicians wouldn't do.
01:00 PM on 01/06/12
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He'll be back...
01:02 PM on 01/06/12
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I'm glad he explained to why he left, it makes sense after that comes to light.
01:11 PM on 01/06/12
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he was a great singer for that band. hope they find someone who can handle what he brought.
01:16 PM on 01/06/12
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if you by any chance read this Howard - all the best to you! You kicked ass in KsE, & i look forward to seeing what you do next.
01:23 PM on 01/06/12
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He's one of the only metalcore frontmen that could arguably be considered iconic to his generation in terms of rock/metal as a whole. He'll definitely reappear before we know it.
01:45 PM on 01/06/12
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Best of luck to him. I really hope he brings back Blood Has Been Shed.
01:46 PM on 01/06/12
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:( :( :(

He was/is amazing.
01:46 PM on 01/06/12
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I'm very relieved about this, I have never heard anything bad about Howard (the pornstar baby thing was a hoax), and this cements it. I honestly can't convey how much this guy has impacted my life as a musician, and as a human being. I hope he comes back one day.
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