We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Killing Floor’s new album Antisocialmedia (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released tomorrow, October 13th. You can purchase the album here.
The band commented: “We called it ANTISOCIALMEDIA just to make you think. We’re not Anti social, or even Anti social media, It’s just sometimes good to stop and take a second.”
The Killing Floor combines the best of British and American rock music and delivers an electrifying blend of, alternative, rock, pop, punk and grunge.
With a blistering live show The Killing Floor draws together raw visceral power, with impassioned melody and songwriting, which has earned them comparisons to acts like Queens of The Stone Age, Muse, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Nirvana.
With members hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the band came together when brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici from London, had a chance meeting with Marco Argiro at Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in NYC where they had all been working with hit producer Mark Plati (David Bowie, Cure) on separate projects at the time. Recognizing they shared not only a producer but many of the same influences, ideas and attitudes to music, they began writing and recording together and after taking the name The Killing Floor from the Howlin Wolf song, hit the road with their new material, quickly gathering fans and becoming known as one of the best new live acts.
The Killing Floor released their debut self-titled album in 2011 which the press described as “an enticing record with mass appeal”, “proficient songwriting”, and an “infectious quality”. The song ‘Star Baby’ was chosen as the album’s first single, and the band shot their first music video with legendary Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, some of who’s film credits include: The Lost Boys, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, and Flatliners. The song was featured in MTV programs Road Rules Challenge, The Real World and Best Ink, and received heavy rotation on US radio. In support of this, TKF toured throughout the USA, Canada, UK and Europe, taking in events such as CMJ, SXSW, CBGB Festival, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, and Donnington’s Download Festival.
The band spent much of last year back in the studios of Brighton England, Nashville and NYC, writing and recording and late saw the US release of ‘Corruption Capital’ the first single from their second album. The song received rave reviews and extensive rotation on US national commercial rock radio playlists including WBOS, KNDD, KXXR, KNRK and WRKZ to name a few. Pure Volume described the single as “a seamless blend of melody and political rock” and the video was premiered on Guitar World Magazine. The video also gained heavy rotation and was played in all of Journeys shoe stores throughout the USA.
The band showcased at this years SXSW 2016 and will be in the UK for the release of their new EP in August before heading back to the US to perform at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas where they join the Vans Warp Tour. The Killing Floor will also perform at Indie Week Europe 2016 held in Manchester UK in October as winners of the Indie Week Canada festival held in Toronto where they received First Prize as the Best Band, and will be touring throughout the UK in support of Antisocialmedia.