Jesse Leach pranks Killswitch Engage fans with brand new reggae song


Oh, Jesse Leach, you’re such a kidder. With the world eagerly awaiting the brand new Killswitch Engage album, the singer decided to ‘leak’ a brand new song on Instagram.

“Exclusive Killswitch Engage leak!” trumpeted our guy. “I repeat HOLY HELL new Killswitch, holy shit! Listen”

Except that’s not quite true. Instead, it featured a short snippet of a jokey reggae song featuring Jesse singing the praises of the blessed herb. “Smoke the weed,” he drawls over a tune that would have Bob Marley spinning in his grave, before  helpfully adding: “Don’t smoke the seed.” (It turns out “You're gon’ kill your brain”, apparently.)


“SIKE suckas, you gone hafta wait…” says metalcore’s answer to Haile Selassie. “None of it is serious calm down I’m not doing reggae…yet.”

Thank Jah for that…

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.