Jesse Leach

Born Jul 3, 1978

Jesse David Leach is an American musician from Providence, Rhode Island, and is best known as being the current lead vocalist of metalcore Killswitch Engage and also for being the vocalist for the blues rock band Seemless. He is also the current singer for the hardcore metal band The Empire Shall Fall and Times of Grace. In February 2012 he rejoined Killswitch Engage following the departure of vocalist Howard Jones in January 2012.… Read More

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    Jesse Leach Breaks His Silence About Killswitch Return
    Gun Shy Assassin - Feb 10, 2012
  • Killswitch Engage Reunite With Former Singer Jesse Leach
    The Daily Blam - Feb 09, 2012
  • Jesse Leach Officially Back As Killswitch Engage Vocalist
    Metal Injection - Feb 07, 2012
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    Jesse Leach Is Sending Us Mixed Signals — Maybe
    Gun Shy Assassin - Jan 09, 2012


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1978 Birth Born on July 3, 1978.


1999 21 Years Old Some remaining members of Overcast and Aftershock were forming a new band in the Massachusetts area and were seeking a vocalist. In 1999, Leach along with bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz formed Killswitch Engage. Their self-titled debut was released on July 11, 2000.
2002 24 Years Old Killswitch Engage's next effort, Alive or Just Breathing, was released on May 21, 2002, putting Killswitch Engage at the forefront of the metalcore scene. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old Leach reconciled with his former bandmates in 2005 at the Roadrunner United 25th anniversary concert, performing a duet with then singer Howard Jones. … Read More


2012 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In February 2012 he rejoined Killswitch Engage following the departure of vocalist Howard Jones in January 2012. Leach's first band, Corrin, was formed in the early 1990s. Corrin recorded four songs in 1996 which were eventually released as a CD by Propaganda Machine in 1998 after the band's breakup. … Read More
2013 35 Years Old Killswitch Engage's sixth studio album Disarm the Descent was released on April 2, 2013. It was announced in December 2013 that "In Due Time" was nominated for "Best Metal Performance" at the 2014 Grammy Awards, bands first Grammy nomination for Killswitch Engage with Jesse Leach.
2016 38 Years Old In March 11, 2016, Killswitch Engage released their seventh album Incarnate. … Read More
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