Howard Jones (American musician)

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Howard Jones
Howard Jones 2016.jpg
Howard Jones live with Devil You Know
Background information
Born (1970-07-20) July 20, 1970 (age 47)[1]
Origin Columbus, Ohio, US
Genres Heavy metal, metalcore, mathcore
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Manager, Lyricist, Composer, Vocalist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–Present
Labels Ferret, Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed, Devil You Know, Within Temptation

Howard Jones (born July 20, 1970) is an American metalcore vocalist, best known as the former vocalist of the bands Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed, and as the current vocalist of Devil You Know.

Personal life[edit]

Howard is an avid fisherman and owns property on the Red River of the North in Manitoba, Canada. He left Killswitch Engage in early 2012 to allow himself to manage his type 2 diabetes which was worsened by a hectic touring lifestyle.[2] In 2013, Jones stated that his diabetes put him in a coma for 3 days.[3] He follows a straight edge lifestyle.[4]


Jones has been working with Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and John Sankey (Devolved, Fear Factory and Divine Heresy) in a new band, Devil You Know.[5][6]


Blood Has Been Shed
Killswitch Engage
Devil You Know

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Howard Jones at BirthDatabase
  2. ^ "Howard Jones Explains Killswitch Engage Departure". Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Howard Jones Discusses his health". Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  4. ^ Dario (September 22, 2006). "Interview mit Killswitch Engage". (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). 
  5. ^ "Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer's DEVIL YOU KNOW Preparing To Record Debut Album – June 1, 2013". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ Merlin (August 3, 2012). "Former Killswitch Engage Singer Howard Jones Working on New Project?". Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Robert Pasbani (14 February 2014). "DEVIL YOU KNOW Announce New Album The Beauty of Destruction, Reveal Album Art & Release Date". Retrieved 5 February 2016.