Reunited British quartet KILL II THIS confirms UK live dates for autumn 2016!
“One of THE most cutting edge bands around.” Kerrang!
Reunited British metal/industrial band KILL II THIS recently appeared at the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2016 festival, which took place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK. KILL II THIS played the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Saturday 13th August.
The band has now announced the following UK live dates:
28.10.16 – London, Camden Underworld
04.11.16 – Bristol, The Bierkeller
10.11.16 – Huddersfield, The Parish
11.11.16 – Manchester, Academy 3
12.11.16 – Dundee, Lyrics
The band is currently writing new material for imminent release. KILL II THIS released four albums between 1996 and 2004 to widespread critical acclaim, most notably for their ’Deviate’ and ’Trinity’ albums. The band built on this with extensive European tours including supports with Slipknot, Machine Head, Megadeth and Fear Factory.
More on KILL II THIS:
‘Perhaps the easiest way to describe Deviate would be to say it’s the album FAITH NO MORE would have made instead of Angel Dust, had they been Lancashire and not LA born and bred a hyped-up supercharged electricity that maybe has only been matched on albums like Pigwalk, Burn My Eyes and Vulgar Display of Power‘Terrorizer
“Here is an album brimming with deflowered gems; downbeat riffs that don’t depress and confident grooves.” Metal Hammer
‘Kill II This set about putting the last 20 years of heavy guitar music into a blender, and arrive at a sound that puts them out as one of THE most cutting edge bands around.” Kerrang
KILL II THIS never followed the crowd. Blending extreme metal with elements of industrial electronica, hip-hop, and even opera, they always beat their own unique musical path.
The debut KILL II THIS album, “Another Cross II Bare,” was released in 1997 and mixed by the legendary Colin Richardson. The band supported GRIP INC. (featuring Slayer legend Dave Lombardo) and SKINLAB across Europe in June 1997, then MEGADETH on their “Cryptic Writings” European tour, with a support slot to TESTAMENT along the way.
With their second album, 1998’s Deviate, the band found their own highly innovative sound. Andy Sneap produced the album, which was released to critical acclaim from press and fans alike. Kill II This went out on support slots to ANTHRAX, UK dates with SOULFLY, a European tour with ENTOMBED, then a UK headline tour, before heading out as sole support on SLIPKNOT‘s debut European tour.
The band’s third album, “Trinity”, once again produced by Andy Sneap, featured guest vocals from FEAR FACTORYfrontman Burton C. Bell. The band was confirmed as support to DEVIN TOWNSEND‘s UK dates, followed by a U.K. tour with FEAR FACTORY, and once again SLIPKNOT in Europe.
The fourth album, ‘Mass. [Down.]-Sin. (Drone‘) was recorded and released in 2003. U.K. tours with Anthrax, and European tours with TYPE O NEGATIVE and MACHINE HEAD were followed by a headline European tour.
In the Spring of 2004 plans for the swan song KILL II THIS outing took on a new direction when the album “A New Spiritual Mountain,” was released under the new band name CITY OF GOD. This new outfit comprised Jeff Singer, fresh from his stints with PARADISE LOST and BLAZE, Simon Gordon, ex-XENTRIX, and Tim Preston, ex-DEARLY BEHEADED. The band didn’t tour in support of this album and it seemedKILL II THIS had indeed come to an end.
In 2014 the band was reactivated, with Simon Gordon taking on vocal duties. The band headlined the ‘La Fiesta Du Rock‘ and then set about writing new material, to be released toward the end of 2016.