Episode 115: A Conversation with Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace
In our 115th episode, we’re joined by the legendary Jesse Leach! Jesse is the vocal mastermind behind Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace, Seemless, The Weapon, and host of the Stoke the Fire Podcast. We talk 20 years of ‘Alive or Just Breathing’ (making of, influence, and legacy), Killswitch Engage’s return to touring and staying sharp during the pandemic, his creative and writing process, the upcoming live KSE album, what’s next for his music projects, and much more. Opening transition music: The Weapon - “Knuckle Up” Fade out music: The Weapon - “Slave State” Photo credit: Robert Hellstrom (IG: @__rhp__) We’d love for everyone to hear this episode! Support the Podioslave family by rating, subscribing, sharing, storying, tweeting, etc — you get the vibe. Peace, love, and Podioslave. Check out Jesse and his projects: Jesse: IG - @jesse_d_leach | Twitter: eyeagainsti Killswitch Engage: IG: @killswitchengage | Twitter: @kseofficial Times of Grace: @timesofgrace (IG and Twitter) The Weapon: IG: @theweaponnyc Stoke the Fire Podcast: @stokethefirepod (IG and Twitter) Like what you hear? Check out some of our other interviews and find us all over social media. Recent interviews include: Sergio Vega of Quicksand, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall, Tucker Rule of Thursday, P-Nut of 311, Frank Turner, and many more. Web: www.podioslave.com IG: @podioslave Twitter: @podioslave Youtube: Podioslave Podcast Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podioslave-podcast1/support
How Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach Copes with the “Beast” of Anxiety
Going There with Dr. Mike
Singer Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage joins Dr. Mike Friedman on the Going There podcast to share his struggle with anxiety and depression. Also a member of Times of Grace, the musician explains that while he faces depression, anxiety is the “beast” with which he most struggles. Despite years of success, Leach says he often experiences “impostor syndrome,” which both contributes to and worsens his anxiety. The “Far from Heavenless” singer talks about how he sees building his mental health as an ongoing process, and how he's put in so much time and effort that he can no say, "OK, I can do this. This does get better.” And for many of us, just being able to hang on for a bit longer, working at our mental health just a little more, will give us that opportunity to get to the other side and feel like we can do this. We can live, we can cope, we can feel better. This episode kicks off National Suicide Prevention Week. Sound Mind’s partners at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also have a number of events throughout the week aimed at helping you start the conversation about mental health. So check out #RealConvo to follow those events and discussions. And for more information and resources, head to AFSP's National Suicide Prevention Week website. Going There with Dr. Mike and Sound Mind also want to hear from you, our listeners! Use this link to submit your own question for the “Ask Dr. Mike” column, and give us some feedback on the series in general by completing a quick survey.
Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace, The Weapon)
Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told
Killswitch Engage / Times of Grace frontman Jesse Leach joins the show! As honest and as well spoken as they come, Jesse holds nothing back in this conversation. We discuss the emotional roller coaster of a new album from Times of Grace, his punk project The Weapon, and the whole story behind Jesse's departure - and re-entry into Killswitch Engage. A Must Listen.Follow us on Twitch! twitch.tv/shanetoldShoutout to out new sponsor BlockFI, who have launched the FIRST EVER Bitcoin rewards Visa credit card! Get an unlimited 1.5% back and NO ANNUAL FEES! Get $25 in free Bitcoin when you make your first purchase - Use this link: blockfi.com/LSSAlso brought to you by Rockabilia ! With over 500,000 unique band merch items, look no further! And use promo code SHANE to save an additional 10% off they're already low prices! Head over to rockabilia.com ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Prepare yourselves for atonement because this week we’re joined by Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach! We talk about the upcoming Killswitch tour, and Jesse’s transition to becoming a homebody during the past year. Jesse talks about the many downfalls surrounding the release of Atonement in 2019, and what musical changes he plans to make on the next Killswitch Engage record.Music aside, we get to talk about another shared passion of ours - podcasting. Jesse gives us insight on his new podcast Stoke The Fire, and what his plans for the show are once he begins touring again. We also discuss the importance of vocal rest, and how Jesse balances his time between passions. We hop back into the music world to talk about Jesse’s latest release with Killswitch alumni Adam & Joel in Times of Grace. Jesse opens up about the rather ungraceful times putting together their latest record, Songs of Loss & Separation. We also talk about: the importance of having side projects (like The Weapon), our shared love of punk rock, what in the fuck “metalcore” actually is, tripping balls in a forest, and much more!Explore more Drinks With Johnny:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drinkswithjohnnyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/drinkswithjohnnyTwitter: https://twitter.com/drinkswjohnnyShop: https://www.drinkswithjohnny.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jesse Leach is a US musician and songwriter and frontman of Killswitch Engage and Times Of Grace. Jesse came on the show to talk about Times Of Grace's new album out this month and what's next for Killswitch Engage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The mighty Jesse Leach joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week to discuss the latest Times of Grace release and more. "Songs of Loss and Separation" will be out on July 16th through their own imprint, Wicked Good Records. Jesse tells us what separates Times of Grace from Killswitch Engage. He dives into the audition process he went through to rejoin KSE. We talk about the significance of Howard and Jesse becoming friends and what that means for the fans of KSE. Jesse talks about his musical taste ranging from Minor Threat to Bjork and beyond. We also get into talking about some old man stuff like mowing the yard and bird watching.