Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEWS: Killing Addiction

Killing Addiction is traditional death metal for the die-hard followers of the genre. They are not a new band and they are not a retro band paying tribute to the genre. Rather, they are playing the music that motivated the beginning of the band back in 1988 in the state of Florida, U.S. Life has kicked them down, and then life has kicked them in the teeth again, but they are survivors with good death metal and quite a little story, too. To learn more about the band and to listen to the latest recording by the band, see this official information below.
Killing Addiction
Shores of Oblivion
Xtreem Music
Release: 25 November 2016
Florida Death Metal Veterans KILLING ADDICTION have returned with a new four-song EP titled Shores of Oblivion. The EP was recently released on Xtreem Music and exemplifies a style that spans Death Metal (DEATH, POSSESSED, MORBID ANGEL, ATHEIST), Grindcore (NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS), and Thrash (SLAYER, SACRED REICH, KREATOR). Equally heavy is a lyrical approach that deals in themes both political and philosophical.
After its 1989 formation in the thick of the influential Florida Death Metal scene, KILLING ADDICTION released a demo and EP prior to the release of its 1993 full-length debut Omega Factor. After another EP and a split release, the band called it quits in 1998, then reformed in 2006, eventually releasing sophomore full-length Fall of the Archetypes on Xtreem Music in 2010 (also released as a limited-edition, six-song EP). The When Death Becomes an Art 7" EP followed in 2015 (Inverse Dogma Records).
Momentum gained and all cylinders firing, KILLING ADDICTION wasted no time in releasing Shores of Oblivion last fall, but the season was a bittersweet one for the band, as founding member Chad Bailey passed away in September.
Killing Addiction is a death metal band from central Florida with an established name in the old school death metal genre. The band’s first full-length recording, entitled Omega Factor (JL America/Relativity), is considered a minor classic of American death metal, which led to their follow-up recordings Dark Tomorrow (independent) and, most recently, Fall of the Archetypes (Xtreem Music).
The thematic focus of Killing Addiction is politically and philosophically charged, and includes content which questions the legitimacy and abuses of power, the conflicts of human psychology, and the socio-economic struggles of the world. These themes are combined with musical influences that span death metal (Death, Possessed, Morbid Angel, Atheist), grindcore (Napalm Death, Carcass), and thrash (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Kreator), which have been perfected over decades of musicianship. Killing Addiction has performed live with numerous local and national acts, including Obituary, Incantation, and Ebullition.

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