Drawing from a deep well of hard-driving music with rebellious disregard for the restrictive “rules” of nitpicking subgenres, Glamour Of The Kill raise the flags high for the partying vibe of ‘80s hair metal and the soaring energy of today’s more aggressive vanguard of sound with new EP, ‘After Hours’.
The quartet’s attention to musicianship is paramount yet never puts the goodtime atmosphere at risk, Glamour Of The Kill expertly consume and utilise the gallop of Maiden, the party rock of the Sunset Strip, and the twin guitars of Thin Lizzy to create a sound uniquely and steadfastly of their very own. A mixture of energized pop and crunchy metal, the band’s priorities boil down to two things: big riffs and even bigger choruses.
The bands theatrical live shows and critically acclaimed performances at major European festivals like Download and Sonisphere, along with tours alongside the likes of Papa Roach and Escape The Fate around the world have seen the band carve out a name for themselves. Having chosen to depart from the industry team that surrounded them, offering a middle finger to conformity, and be no longer bound by the shackles of a pre-established musical direction, the ‘After Hours’ EP offers a much grittier, ball-grabbing approach, than the clean-cut product of the band’s yesteryear.
Full frontal tracks such as ‘Out Of Control’, featuring Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix, is an in-your-face, no-holds-barred display of aggression. Standing alongside pulse racing tracks like ‘We Are All Cursed’ and ‘Earthquake’featuring Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt, all culminate in clear indication that GOTK are here to stay, and have brought some pals along for the ride.
Speaking of Shaddix and Mabbitt’s involvement and the decision to crowd fund the five-track affair, singer Davey Richmond says, “It was a tough decision to leave everything behind and go our own way, but it was clear to us only 3 days into our Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the new EP, that we’d made the right call.”
He continues, “after smashing through our target to fund the EP, it quickly became less of a concern, and more about us being inspired to create something special to show to the fans, as a thank you for the confidence they had showed in us. When writing and recording the new songs, the more we listened to them, we could tell there was something else we wanted to add to these already exciting new songs. Over the last year we have been fortunate enough to tour with our good friends in Escape The Fate and Papa Roach. While on tour with the guys we’d talked a lot about collaborating with them on future tunes, and with ‘After Hours’ being our most unique expression of everything we love about music, it only seemed right that we bring together all our ideas of the last 12 months, and make them a reality. Phone calls were made, vocals were laid down, and now it’s amazing to hear all our ideas come to life.”
With songwriting, guest appearances and fanbase belief of this calibre, you’d be a fool to dismiss Glamour Of The Kill and ‘After Hours’.
Catch the band on the road at the following dates:
w/ Escape The Fate
27th – Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, UK
28th – Garage – Glasgow, UK
29th – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
30th – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
31st – Lemon Grove – Exeter, UK
1st – Warehouse 23 – Wakefield, UK
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Davey Richmond – Lead Vocals / Bass
Chris Gomerson – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Mike Kingswood – Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Ben Thomson – Drums / Backing Vocals