In Pictures: Howard Jones joins Killswitch Engage on stage for The End Of Heartache

Killswitch Engage
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Well this is a bit bloody good, isn't it? Howard Jones back onstage with Killswitch Engage again for a blistering performance of The End Of Heartache, performing alongside the powerhouse that is Jesse Leach.

Killswitch surprised the crowd with Howard's special guest appearance on Friday and Saturday night at London's O2 arena, playing support to Iron Maiden on their Legacy Of The Beast tour.

Following the show on Friday, Jesse Leach took to Instagram to say he has "nothing but respect" for Howard Jones. "It was rad to share the stage with him tonight and hear him belt out End Of Heartache!"

Here's what it looked like on Saturday night for those who didn't make it...

And here's some dodgy phone footage from the Friday night show...

The album The End Of Heartache from 2004 was the first to feature Howard Jones on vocals, instantly cementing the vocalist as a formidable force in heavy music, able to master soaring cleans and guttural growls within the space of one song.

Howard now fronts Light The Torch whose debut album Revival is out now.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.