The long awaited return of British metal/industrial band KILL II THIS is building momentum! Not only do the band have new material slated for release in late 2016, they have just released pro-shot live performance footage of the track “Trinity”, taken from their 2002 album, Trinity: Voodoo, Vice and the Virgin Mary. The footage was filmed at this years Bloodstock Open Air festival and can be viewed here.
The release of the live video coincides with the band’s Autumn 2016 UK tour:
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
13.11.16 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
Tickets for all dates are available at https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/kill-ii-this
KILL II THIS released four albums between 1996 and 2004 to widespread critical acclaim, most notably for their Deviate and Trinity albums. The band added to their reputation with extensive European tours including supports with Slipknot, Machine Head, Megadeth and Fear Factory; blending extreme metal with elements of industrial electronica, hip-hop, and even opera, they always beat their own unique musical path.
Released in 1997, and mixed by the legendary Colin Richardson, the debut KILL II THIS album, Another Cross II Bare featured Jeff Singer (drums), Mark Mynett (Guitar) Pete Stone (Bass) and Nick Arlea (vocals). 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 along with a support slot to Testament along the way.
However, it was only with their second album, 1998’s Deviate, that the band found their own highly innovative sound. With Matt Pollock and Caroline Campbell recruited for vocal and bass duties, and Andy Sneap producing, the album was released to critical acclaim from press and fans alike.
Ben Calvert replaced Jeff Singer for touring duties, with support slots for Anthrax, UK dates with Soulfly, a European tour with Entombed followed by 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 Factory frontman Burton C. Bell. The band was confirmed as support on Devin Townsend‘s UK dates, followed by a U.K. tour with Fear Factory and as support, once again, for Slipknot in Europe.
Their fourth album, 2003’s Mass. [Down.]-Sin. (Drone) was recorded with vocalist Phil Bretnall and drummer Steve Rooney with Pete Stone returning on bass. 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, Mark Mynett revealed that the fifth KILL II THIS album would be the band’s last. However, plans for the swansong 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 seemed KILL II THIS had indeed come to an end.
In 2014 – following years of, “should we, shouldn’t we,” conversations between founder members Jeff Singer, Mark Mynett and Pete Stone – the band was reactivated, with Simon Gordon taking on vocal duties. The band headlined the La Fiesta Du Rock and played the main Ronnie James Dio stage of the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in August 2016.
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