ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – KILLCODE
KILLCODE is an sharp edge blade coming down on the necks of boring and lifeless “Metal” that appears on stages across a once rich land of high energy music, with it’s perfect blend of southern rock and modern metal, KILLCODE stands to deliver an ass-whoopin’ and wakes you up hard and fast. I cant wait until their album release and look forward to hearing more. I advise you stay on their good side, don’t cross this tour de force of energy and attitude, unless you have a bunker and a whole lot of ammo. Seriously, this is a great sound and is long overdue for the stage. I had a chance to look up some info on their Reverb Nation page – here are the facts
KILLCODE is a five piece band based in New York City. Their unique sound is a product of their diverse influences and has been described as “Southern infused Metal / Rock with modern vocals”.
Forming in 2008, vocalist Tom Morrissey and guitarist Chas laid the foundation with a couple of songs they recorded at Chas’home studio. After recruiting long time musical companion Erric Bonesmith on bass guitar, KILLCODE found it’s final form with the addition of Pat Harrington on guitar and Rob Noxious on the drums. With all members coming from established projects prior to KILLCODE, the band quickly raised eyebrows and landed on bills with the likes of Godsmack & Sevendust.
KILLCODE also provided main support to Brett Scallions on the Re Fueled East Coast tour. Since their inception, the band has released “To Die For”, a six song EP released at the end of 2008 and a second six song EP,“Taking it All” released in 2010. Both EP’s charted well nationally and gained the band critical acclaim worldwide. The song “Breaking Away”, off of To Die For, was featured in the inspirational documentary, DRESSED, Directed by David Swajeski and starring fashion designer Nari Manivong.
In 2012, they entered the studio once again with Juno nominated producer, Stacy O’Dell, who produced both EP’s, to record the full length, twelve song effort titled, “KILLCODE”. The Album charted in the #2 position for the week of 8/18/12 on BILLBOARD Mid-Atlantic Heatseekers Charts.
The band has enjoyed an ever growing fan base has headlined and sold out marquee venues such as New York City’s Gramercy Theater, Bowery Ballroom and Irving Plaza. KILLCODE is at the top of their game and they are not showing any signs of slowing down. They are ready and able to take their rightful place alongside the biggest rock acts out there.