Denmark thrash demons, Killing have been, well, killing it since originally forming in 2013 and all the hard work which has seen them independently issue two EPs and bring the rage to the stage throughout Europe over the years has paid off as the band recently signed on the dotted line with Mighty Music/Target Group who will be releasing the band’s debut full-length, Face the Madness. The album was recorded at Dead Rat Studio with producer Jacob Bredahl (Horned Almighty, Koldborn, ex-Hatesphere vocalist) and is set for release later this year on August 13th.
One can never claim that Killing isn’t on the ball as they’ve already issued a video for what we presume will be the album’s first single, “Kill Everyone.” As drummer Jesper Skousen reports, “‘Kill Everyone’ is a fierce little bastard that should satisfy most thrash fans who are into aggression and violence; a short and fast attack of pure energy. The lyrics for this one were written by our bass player/vocalist, Rasmus Soelberg and are like a little continuation of the ‘Toxic Asylum’ theme from our first EP and the zombie-video for our single ‘Raise Your Anger.’ It’s about voices in the head of a mental patient, who tells you to kill….kill everyone!”
The video itself makes use of the old horror movie/grainy VHS production value one would expect from a band that loves force feeding raucous, mid-to-late ’80s east coast thrash and Germany’s Big Three into one another and visually answers the question, “what happens when two killers meet and one is more prepared than the other?”
*Photos by Camilla Lundbye