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Killswitch Engage joined onstage by Joey Belladonna and Howard Jones in New Hampshire

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Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage had a surprise in store for fans during their June 9 concert at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire. They were joined by two special guests: Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones.

Belladonna joined the band onstage for a performance of Dio's classic "Holy Diver," a song that he had also previously performed with Killswitch Engage on their joint tour in 2017. Meanwhile, Jones shared lead vocals with current frontman Jesse Leach on the song "The Signal Fire," a track that originally appeared on Killswitch Engage's 2019 album Atonement. Just last year, Jones performed onstage with the band, as he has done on occasion before. Though this two-for-one performance last night was certainly a first.

Jones took over from Leach as Killswitch Engage's lead vocalist for several albums before being dismissed from the group 11 years ago. Leach made a return to the band in 2012 after exiting due to a battle with depression in 2002. 

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