Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: All Things In Due Time

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

[The following song helped to inspire what follows] We are born with a chance 
Rise above 
We’re gonna rise above 
I am gonna have my chance
 Rise above
 We’re gonna rise above – Black Flag  It’s 5:00 am I am up before the sun on January 7th 2011. I can’t sleep and I can’t wait […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Control

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

[The lyrics to this song make sense with this column so here is the soundtrack to it -- “Inside What's Within Behind” from the epic album Destroy Erase Improve…what an album!] As you read this, I want you to know the finger is pointing right back at me. Don’t read this as an advice column; […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: World Peace?

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

I’m back out on the road doing what I love, loving the life. It has been a while since my last article as inspiration is an aloof character to me these days. However, I have been meaning to write and a very recent event struck a definite chord within me…so here goes. The other night, […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Contemplation

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

Killswitch Engage have been traveling the planet as of late, rocking audiences here, there, and seemingly everywhere. Despite how busy he is, Jesse Leach has checked in with some deep thoughts from the road. It’s another invigorating installment of Check Your Head, people. RIP MCA (As per usual, the video provided is meant as an […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Someday, You’ll Look Back And Laugh

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

“Someday you’ll look back and laugh.” This phrase has been a mantra of sorts for me for the past 10 years or so. I have suffered through depression and anxiety, and have hit rock bottom in my life more than once. I have worked jobs I hated (some times three at a time) and made […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Gratitude

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

An amazing album was finally released today — an album some of us have waited ten years for. Killswitch Engage have released Disarm The Descent, their first album with original frontman Jesse Leach since Alive or Just Breathing. The album’s an instant classic, and Leach, on this all-important day, is feeling grateful. It’s 4:30 in […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Communication Breakdown

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

The modern world has become a hub of communication. Everywhere I go I see people zoned out and staring at their smart phones, checking emails on the go, updating their “social media” page or Blog, communicating through text and email etc., etc. It is everywhere we go, it encompasses the vast majority of how a […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: “For Your Consideration”

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

It has been a long time since I have had the energy and desire to write a column. After three solid tours and writing the record of my career back with Killswitch Engage, I have been all consumed (not that that is a bad thing at all). A lot has happened since June and in […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Positive Mental Attitude

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Jesse Leach, and with good reason. Since his last column, Jesse’s reunited with Killswitch Engage, with whom he’s been writing and touring with. It’s good to have Jesse back, as you will see in his latest contribution to Gun Shy Assassin We live in a vast and […]

Jesse Leach’s Check Your Head: Perspective, In The Eyes Of The Beholder

Check Your Head with Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach of Times of Grace and The Empire Shall Fall, and the voice behind Killswitch Engage’s landmark release Alive or Just Breathing is back from a summer of touring with his latest installment of “Check Your Head.” I must say, it really is good to have his prose back on the site. Click this […]