They say some people can look intimidating and that’s how Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach was once perceived, but once you get to know the guy (or at least have a chat with him) you realise just how human and similar to the rest of us he really is, so you can imagine how stoked we were to have the metal frontman co-hosting on this week’s episode of Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall ahead of their appearance down under next week supporting Parkway Drive + their own headline shows.
A man with a few stories behind his belt (and his own podcast show to share them too) he was more than happy to open up about his recent throat surgery which, if he didn’t act on sooner, could have ended his career fronting the infamous metalcore outfit which he took over the reigns of following the departure of former vocalist Howard Jones, a man Jesse sparked up a long overdue friendship with not too long ago which cleared the air between the band members and consequently resulted in a wild collaboration no fan saw coming. Yes, he goes into detail about that too.
Podcast host Browny also pays respect to All That Remains founding guitarist Oli Herbert who has passed away at age 44, merely weeks away from the release of the band’s ninth studio album Victim of the New Disease.
There’s also New Music from Soilwork, Amaranthe, Soulfly, Affinity Minus Perfection and Psycroptic, throwbacks from Rob Zombie, Arch Enemy, Deprivation and heaps more…