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Jesse Leach, front-man of Killswitch Engage, took to Instagram to announce his upcoming hardcore punk project, inspired by four albums that influenced not only his youth, but his love for hardcore punk music.
“It’s been a long time coming, man! Woke up with a fire in my heart!” he said on his Instagram two days ago. The post was his first announcement regarding the upcoming project, and illustrates the albums he was most inspired by.
“These four albums — MINOR THREAT’s ‘Minor Threat’, 7 SECONDS’ ‘Walk Together, Rock Together’, BLACK FLAG’s ‘Damaged’ and DISCHARGE’s ‘Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing’ — serve as inspiration for a jam session today with three killer humans! Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve put together a punk hardcore band/project for fun and today is our first jam session here in New York! To say I’m excited is a vast understatement!”
Leach also commented on his intentions behind the project, citing his 15-year-old spirit who’d be patting him on the back for this upcoming move.
“This is a side project and it is being done for the pure enjoyment of playing. It is also a necessary outlet for a singing/yelling style and lyrics I can’t fit into any other band or project I’ve ever done.”