THE KILLING FLOOR combines the best of British and American rock music and delivers an electrifying blend of alternative, rock, pop, punk and grunge. Raw visceral power combines with impassioned melody and accomplished songwriting to draw 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, The Cure) on separate projects. Recognising 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 with their blistering show, becoming known as one of the city’s best live acts.
The Killing Floor released their debut self-titled album in 2011 which the press described as “an enticing record with mass appeal”, boasting “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, whose 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, the band 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 Killing Floor spent much of last year back in the studios of Brighton England, Nashville and NYC, writing and recording and late 2015 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 heading to the UK for the release of their new EP in August followed by an East Coast tour of USA in September to support their eagerly awaited new record “Antisocialmedia”. The Killing Floor will also perform at Indie Week Europe 2016 held in Manchester UK in October as winners of Indie Week Canada where they received First Place Best Band at the Toronto festival.
July 22nd The Fighting Cocks Kingston On Thames UK
July 28th The Dublin Castle London UK
July 29th The Carlisle Hastings UK
July 30th Sticky Mike’s Brighton UK
Aug 9th Vans Warp Tour 2016 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas USA
Oct 11th-16th Indie Week Europe 2016 Manchester UK
Oct 29th Sin City Swansea UK (supporting Dirty Thrills)