Killswitch Engage have announced that they have their new front man and surprisingly it is the band's original vocalist Jesse Leach.

Leach sang on the band's first self-titled album (released in 2000) and on their 2002 Roadrunner debut Alive Or Just Breathing before leaving the band.

The band say of their new frontman: "After much deliberation and careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that Jesse Leach has rejoined Killswitch Engage. Our job was to find the best person to fill Howard's shoes: a decision based on talent and not familiarity." They continued, "Truth be told, Jesse blew us away in auditions. The room seemed charged with electricity. He commanded both new and old material, and proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he wanted to do this. The choice became very clear and apparent."