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
‘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
"Their sound crosses clever industrial style sam-pling with fearsome guitar. Kill II This have creat-ed a beast which is threatening yet danceable." Terrorizer
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.
Released in 1997, and mixed by the legendary Colin Richard-son, 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, 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 re-leased to critical acclaim from press and fans alike.
Ben Calvert replaced Jeff Singer for touring duties, with sup-port slots to ANTHRAX, UK dates with SOULFLY, a Europe-an 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 FACTORY frontman 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, 2003's ‘Mass. [Down.]-Sin. (Drone‘) was recorded with vocalist Phil Bretnall and drummer Steve Rooney. Pete Stone returned on bass. U.K. tours with An-thrax, 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 swan song KILL II THIS outing took on a new direction when the album "A New Spiritual Mountain," was released un-der the new band name CITY OF GOD. This new outfit com-prised 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," con-versations between founder members Jeff Singer, Mark Mynett and Pete Stone - the band was reactivated, with Si-mon Gordon taking on vocal duties. The band headlined the ‘La Fiesta Du Rock’ in Belgium and played the main stage of the Bloodstock Open Air festival before a UK headline tour in autumn 2016.
In 2017 work began on the sixth Kill II This album, “An Un-pleasantness of Totemic Ravens.” As an early taster fans were treated to a video single, “Sleeper Cell.” The new album is scheduled for release mid-2019. To coincide with the re-lease KILL II THIS is planning live appearances at festivals in Europe along with headline dates. Hammerfest 2019 is con-firmed for March 2019 and Rage Against Racism (Germany) is confirmed for June 2019.