Howard Jones (American musician)
Howard Jones live 2018
|Born||July 20, 1970|
|Genres||Heavy metal, metalcore, mathcore|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Manager, Lyricist, Composer, Vocalist|
|Labels||Ferret, Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast|
|Associated acts||Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed, Light the Torch, Within Temptation|
Howard Jones (born July 20, 1970) is an American metalcore vocalist, best known as vocalist of the bands Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed, and as the current vocalist of Light the Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know.
Howard is an avid fisherman and owns property on the Red River of the North in Manitoba, Canada. Howard is a frequent guest on Jamey Jasta's podcast. He left Killswitch Engage in early 2012 to allow himself to manage his type 2 diabetes which was worsened by a hectic touring lifestyle. In 2013, Jones stated that his diabetes put him in a coma for 3 days. He follows a straight edge lifestyle.
Jones started a new band Devil You Know with guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and drummer John Sankey (Devolved, Fear Factory and Divine Heresy). After Sankey's departure and his attempt to claim the copyright of the band's name the rest of the band members started again with a fresh name Light the Torch with the addition of a new drummer.
- Blood Has Been Shed
- I Dwell on Thoughts of You (September 21, 1999, Ferret Records)
- Novella of Uriel (February 20, 2001, Ferret Records)
- Spirals (March 11, 2003, Ferret Records)
- Killswitch Engage
- The End of Heartache (May 11, 2004, Roadrunner Records)
- As Daylight Dies (November 21, 2006, Roadrunner Records)
- Killswitch Engage (June 30, 2009, Roadrunner Records)
- Light the Torch (formerly Devil You Know)
- The Beauty of Destruction (April 25, 2014, Nuclear Blast)
- They Bleed Red (November 6, 2015, Nuclear Blast)
- Revival (March 30, 2018, Nuclear Blast)
- Fragment – Answers ("Inertia") *First ever guest appearance
- 36 Crazyfists – Rest Inside the Flames ("Elysium")
- Demon Hunter – Summer of Darkness ("Our Faces Fall Apart")
- Eighteen Visions – Vanity ("One Hell of a Prize Fighter")
- Roadrunner United – All-Star Sessions ("The Dagger")
- Throwdown – Vendetta ("The World Behind")
- Ill Bill – The Hour of Reprisal ("Babylon")
- Every Time I Die – Last Night in Town ("Punch-Drunk Punk Rock Romance")
- Believer – Gabriel ("The Brave")
- Asking Alexandria – From Death to Destiny ("Until the End") *First guest appearance since leaving Killswitch Engage.
- Within Temptation – Hydra ("Dangerous")
- Jasta - The Lost Chapters ("Chasing Demons") 
- "Free Birthday Database". www.birthdatabase.com.
- "Howard Jones - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
- "Howard Jones Explains Killswitch Engage Departure". ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2012-09-26.
- "Howard Jones Discusses his health". metalhammer.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- Dario (September 22, 2006). "Interview mit Killswitch Engage". www.allschools.de (in German). Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
[...] Howard ist in vielen belangen ein eher gelassener Typ, der seine Meinung nicht unbedingt jedem aufbindet, dass wird auch sehr deutlich wenn man auf das Thema Straight Edge zu sprechen kommt: Ich denke, dass es für mich das Richtige ist, wenn es für jemanden anders aussieht, dann ist das in Ordnung. [...] (Howard is in many respects a rather serene guy who does not necessarily tie his opinion to anyone, that is also very clear when the topic of straight edge comes: I think it's the right thing for me, if it looks different for someone, it's all right).
- Robert Pasbani (14 February 2014). "DEVIL YOU KNOW Announce New Album The Beauty of Destruction, Reveal Album Art & Release Date". metalinjection.net. Retrieved 5 February 2016.