Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach was interviewed by Loudwire backstage at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, prior to their first performance since he rejoined the band. In the clip, he talks about how he found out Howard Jones was leaving the group, how he came to the decision to try out for the vacant vocal position, and much more.

Killswitch are in the studio right now, recording their first album with Jesse since 2002's Alive Or Just Breathing. Tickets for their North American tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross can be pre-ordered right now!