Recent rumors heavily suggest that Killswitch Engage have parted ways with their frontman Jesse David Leach. The split is said to have been caused by him wanting to spend more time with his wife, whom he recently married, as well as a change in his beliefs. Despite this though, a press release was issued by Roadrunner today on the matter suggesting that Leach is only merely taking a break and plans to return at a latter date. The press release is as follows:
"Due to personal issues and vocal strain, Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach has announced that he is taking a break from the band's current tour featuring Kittie, Poison the Well and Shadows Fall. The band is in the midst of vocal rehearsals in order to carry on the tour without Leach, but anticipate his return in the future.
In regards to the tour, Leach issued the following statement: "Due to personal circumstances out of my control, I will not be able to hit the road with Killswitch Engage on our upcoming tour run. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to Roadrunner Records, and more importantly, to our fans. We are currently training another vocalist to do the tour and to carry the torch until I am well. My apologies to everyone, but I have to do what needs to be done."
The finalized track listing for Nonpoint's forthcoming new album "Development" has been announced and is as follows:
01 - "Development"
02 - "Circles"
03 - "Your Signs"
04 - "Normal Days"
05 - "My Own Sake"
06 - "Hands"
07 - "Excessive Reaction"
08 - "Mountains"
09 - "Any Advice?"
10 - "Hide And Seek"
11 - "Get Inside"
12 - "Mint"
The effort is slated for a release through MCA next week on June 25th.
A tentative October 01st release date through Island/Def Jam has been set for Saliva's upcoming new album "Back Into Your System". The group have been hard at work on the effort lately with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Strife).
Primer 55 have posted sound clips of the acoustic versions of their tracks "Texas" and "My Girl" along with their b-side "Feel Like You" on the music section of their official website www.primer55.com. In other news, the band have now tapped The Color Red and The Kidneythieves to support them on their upcoming U.S. tour which will kick off next month.
A Call For Dentists
Hatebreed were recently forced to cancel a few Canadian shows due to band frontman Jamey Jasta requiring emergency dental surgery. The procedure went well and he is not expected to miss any more dates. In other news, the group tentatively plan to hit the road with Six Feet Under and Throwdown sometime this fall.
Stone Sour, the side project of Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Jim Root, are now planning to wrap mixing their upcoming self-titled Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam debut with Toby Wright (Korn, Alice In Chains) this coming Thursday, June 20th. The album is slated for a September 10th release. In the meantime you can check out an mp3 of the bands first single "Get Inside" here: http://www.roadrun.com/music/
Asesino, the side project of former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and Static-X bassist Tony Campos, are now planning to release their debut offering this August through an as of yet unannounced label.
Where Do We View
Filter have posted the video for their new single "Where Do We Go From Here" online, you can check it out on their official website www.officialfilter.com. The track comes from the groups new album "The Amalgamut", due out in stores on July 30th through Reprise/Warner.
Soufly's entire new album "3" has been posted online in real audio format, you can check it out here. The effort will see a release next week on June 25th through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam.