L-R: Kill No Albatross
Current Line Up | Josh Pinkney (Guitar) | Glenn Scott (Bass) | Kyle Collins (Vocals) | Alex Crosty (Guitar) | Alexander Sallas (Drums)
– Photo Credit – G3 Design Photography
For wildly energetic Burlington, ON based KILL NO ALBATROSS, intertwining the accessibility of rock, the technicality of prog, and the energy of hardcore is the name of the game. Through intelligent songwriting, creative guitar work, and emotional intensity, they meld dynamic, bold, bewitching sounds to create no holds barred rock.
2018 started with a bang, as the band performed as part of Canadian Music Week and attained coveted slots on the Vans Warped Tour and Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. That momentum will continue when their forthcoming EP, “Speak True Evil” is released on July 13th, 2018. Going forward, the band intends to expand the dynamics of their unique sound, traversing softer and heavier territory without compromising the meticulousness they are becoming known for. They are excited to develop as musicians and a band along with touring their home country and bringing their signature wild energy to every stage along the way.
The band comments:
“Speak True Evil is a showcase for Kill No Albatross’ dynamic, technically proficient, intellectual approach to rock music. These four songs cover musical ground that ranges from furious to sweet, hopeful to agonized. The powerful vocals of Kyle Collins pair with the tight, impassioned instrumentation to create a unique sound that is as meticulous as it is robust. Going more in depth on the release, it plays off the title of Wayne Shorter’s 1966 jazz record “Speak No Evil”; “Speak True Evil” asserts the legitimacy of free speech as asserted by thinkers like Mill, Paine, Luxemburg, and Hitchens. As Mill writes, ‘If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.’ After all, it is as much the right of the listener to hear as it is the speaker to talk – enforced silence imprisons man in the cage of his own perspective. The title, then, encourages listeners to speak true evil.”
Leading up to the release of “Speak True Evil”, KNA has teamed up with SpaceUntravel for the premiere of their new music video for their first single “Apex Predator”.
The band adds:
“Apex Predator” is the angriest song on the record. Driven by a heavy guitar riff and ferocious drums, the song features a catchy chorus and a wild bridge, and showcases the harsher side of Kyle Collins’ vocals. To better embody the emotional lilt of the song – anger is at once uninhibited and, on some level, embarrassing – the band recorded the song naked.”
Watch it now at the following link: https://youtu.be/2KgvrJkcqUc
EP Pre-Order available on Bandcamp.
KILL NO ALBATROSS will be performing dates across Ontario and Quebec in support of “Speak True Evil”.
July 17 – Vans Warped Tour – Toronto, ON (Full Sail Stage)
July 18 – Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
July 20 – Cafe Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON
July 21 – Crobar – Montreal, QC
July 22 – Atria – Oshawa, ON
July 26 – Detour Music Hall – St. Catharines, ON
July 27 – Silence – Guelph, ON
July 28 – Spot One – Brampton, ON
July 29 – The Back Stage – Windsor, ON
August 4 – Drums N Flats – Ajax, ON
1. Seven Tools (3:51)
2. Apex Predator (3:18)
3. Sky On Fire (4:09)
4. Void (4:05)
EP Length: 15:25
EP Band Line Up:
Kyle Collins – Vocals
Alexander Sallas – Drums, Piano, Auxiliary Percussion
Josh Pinkney – Guitar, Knives
Alex Crosty – Guitar
Liam Kilawee – Bass
Live Band Line Up:
Kyle Collins – Vocals
Alexander Sallas – Drums
Josh Pinkney – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Alex Crosty – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Glenn Scott – Bass