The third album under the moniker of ONI from Canada’s Jake Oni continues the adept blend of commercial and cutting-edge progressive metalcore elements paired with big hooks and the odd curveball or three that helped explode ONI out of seemingly nowhere almost a decade ago. Enthusiasm bleeds from every measure, section after section building energy to satisfying conclusions.
I waited 18 years to see Killswitch Engage live. Tonight was definitely a show for the books.
Massachusetts metalcore leaders Killswitch Engage decided that Hampton Beach needed some love and did a one-off show last week at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom alongside deathcore titans Fit For An Autopsy, Death Ray Vision, and Paradise Slaves.
Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)”featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!
An interesting release from Killswitch Engage, metalcore royalty who at the beginning of 2020 had just commenced touring their latest album Atonement. But found themselves heading home as the pandemic struck, licking their wounds and unable to take one of their strongest records out on the road, for shows that included support from former vocalist Howard Jones’s band Light The Torch; Atonement featuring the crushing track (‘The Signal Fire’) which saw Jones trading vocals with current (and original) singer Jesse Leach, and the tour providing the perfect opportunity for both frontmen to hit the stage together. Continue reading →
Killswitch Engage has kicked off its new headline tour with Light The Torch and August Burns Red. At the bands show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh former singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch joined KSE’s Jesse Leach for some hits, both new and old! Watch fan-filmed footage of the band performing “Rose of Sharyn,” “The End of Heartache,” and “Signal Fire” now!
Metalcore supergroup Sion – ft. YouTube shredder and one time Trivium live fill-in Jared Dines and Light The Torch vocalist Howard Jones have dropped their debut self-titled album today. The album was created and produced independently. The group also shared a new music video today for the track “Drown!” Check out the clip and order the album Digitally on Bandcamp or stream everywhere. Continue reading →
Scion the Metalcore supergroup formed by YouTube sensation and shredder Jared Dinesand Howard Jones of Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) have dropped a new single “More Than Just Myself!” This is their second single after releasing “The Blade” earlier in 2021. A glistening metalcore track, “More Than Just Myself” is brutal and catchy at the same time. The band has also announced their self-titled debut album will arrive November 26th across all streaming platforms. The album was created independently and funded totally by Jared and Howard out of their pockets.
Arising from Los Angeles, California, Melodic Metalcore trio Light The Torch prove just how fitting their name is with their sophomore album, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast Records). Each metallic anthem sets the stage as if the band had just lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks in preparation for taking on their greatest demons.Continue reading →
Sion, the new project featuring Light The Torch (ex-Killswitch Engage) vocalist Howard Jones and shredder and YouTuber Jared Dines, have released the official music video for their debut single, “The Blade”. Check it out below.