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The following message has been posted by 51 Wrecking Crew's bassist via their Myspace:
"Hey guys and gals...
just a quick update, recording is back on track
and sounding pretty good.. we'll be done before christmas
so get your stockings ready!
The band have only been playing for a few months but have already gained a cult like following and fanbase in the Swindon metal scene.
The band features bassist 4D (ex-Prometheus) and guitarist/vocalist Tom Norris (ex-Kilians Red)
Promising young Swindon (England) metal band have announced their end. This comes as a huge blow to the Swindon metal scene as Kilians Red were a strong part and influenced many bands in the area with an inspiring subtle way of keeping metal live in a town where metalcore, emo, screamo and hardcore are the main flavours.
Kilians Red seemed to be doing really well for themselves until bassist Joe Bishop departed at the end of June and vocalist Tom Norris also left the group, just over a month ago. Though Kilians Red announced they'd be looking for another bassist and singer, guitarist Dan Carter followed suit and left join Morbid Remains. Founding/ ending members Jon Jones and Alex Mason have not issued a statement regarding the end of the bandor what they plan to do next but more likely than not, they will surface together in a new outfit.
Swindon metal heroes Ventflow have posted numerous messages announcing that they are recording a new song for their Myspace. The song title has yet to be revealed but it is one of many new songs that the band have planned to record as a follow up to their EP "An Education In Aggression".
The band have replaced Kilians Red on several shows with Remain including Riffs Bar this sunday (28th October).
The following message has been posted by Morbid Remains:
"Lots of things to be said
First of all sadly we've had to say goodbye to Adam and Dayve.. this was a BAND decision and we wish the both of them the best of luck in the future in future projects or anything that they decide to do in the future.
We hope there is no bad blood between us and adam and dayve.
We'd like to announce the new members we've added to our lineup on Drums we've obtained the skill of Joel Blake whose other project Blessed by Death proves his abilty tenfold.
On guitar we've called in Dan Carter ex Kilians Red! He's an INSANE Guitarist and he's geared up to fuck!
So all in all you can expect a WAY tighter better sounding us both live and recorded. We're going to have new recordings up very soon which will be recorded by Dan Turner hopefully who works with Andy Sneap and has recorded bands such as 3 inches of blood and cradle of filth!! So the new CD will sound awesome :D
GIGS WISE we have more gigs up on the page Check them out.
It has recently been confirmed that Kilians Red singer Tom Norris has left the band. No explanation has been issued yet as to why but some believe that his other band, 51 Wrecking Crew, is a big factor. There has also been rumours of tension between him and the rest of the band though nothing has been confirmed just yet.
The following message was posted via their Myspace:
"Kilians Red have parted ways with vocalist Tom Norris, we send our best wishes to Tom and his new band the 51 wrecking crew. The rest of us remain together playing heavy fucking metal!!! The future is not clear but there will be a new line-up or project on the way.
Unfortunatly we've had to cancel our forthcoming tour. We would like to thank everyone for the large amount of support we have recieved over the last few years, we've come from nothing to what we are now thanks to your support! We've had a great time and hope you enjoyed us to. Keep posted to the Kilians page for any news, it will be on here as soon as our direction is clear.
Thanks from the Kilians camp Jon, Alex & Dan"
This comes as another blow to the band after their bassist Joe Bishop departed a few months ago.
Here are the October tour dates for British metal act Kilians Red. There is also one more to be sorted
21 Oct 2007 The Dry Bar Manchester, England
23 Oct 2007 The Shed Leicester. England
24 Oct 2007 West street live Sheffield, England
27 Oct 2007 The Turks Reading, England
28 Oct 2007 Riffs Bar Swindon, England
31 Oct 2007 The Thirsty Scholar Manchester, England
As previously reported on MetalUnderground.com, Kilians Red bassist Joe Bishop has recently parted ways with the band. Kilians Red are still scheduled to perform this sunday at the 12 Bar club and Ventflow bassist Craig Daws will be filling in for the departed. The band will play from 5:40 until 6:10
Swindon based heavy metallers Kilians Red have recently announced that bassist Joe Bishop will no longer be a part of the line up due to musical and personal differences, he is continuing to be a full time member of death metal act Prometheus. The band have posted the following on their myspace:
"As some of you may have hurd KR bassist Joe left the band a week ago. We have all been sorting stuff out and now if the time to start looking for Joe's replacement.
If you are a bassist or know of anyone who might want to try out message us.
Things that would help are:
-Has a way of gettin to and from practise every Sunday.
-Isnt in to many bands. (1 or 2)
-Likes Metal, Lamb of God, Pantera, Killswitch etc
Also we would like a bassist that uses a pick however we wont be picky about that kinda shit.
We have a couple of gigs getting sorted. So we want to get things rolling by maybe middle/end of August (Before that would also be awesome)
Repost this if you dont know anyone and help KR find a new bassist so we can kick some more ass.
See ya'll on the 22nd....12 Bar
If you would like to apply for the position you can send them a message via their myspace at this location
Swindon town, located about an hours drive away from the capital of Great Britain, London, isn't the first place one would think of when it comes to British metal. People would normally associate places like London, Birmingham, Newcastle and maybe Swindon rivals Bristol for that. Swindon itself is known more for having... roundabouts and trains. Cool eh?
However, within this growing town lies a movement, one that half of the towns youth follows like a rabid cult. That movement is the Swindon metal scene, and few people would doubt that Kilians Red rule that scene with an iron fist!
On June 30th at Swindon's most well known rock club, The Furnace, Kilians Red headlined a bill which would show any visitors to the region that the scene in Swindon is not be ignored. The show opened with a band named Death Of A Warlord. A band which wore their influences on their sleeve (quite literally as a member was wearing a long sleeved Burzum shirt!). Any fan of black metal was in for a treat as DOAW tore into their set with full power. Black metal may be joke to some but these boys were more serious about their music than any black metal band yours truely has ever seen. Indeed from first glance and from their proffessionalism, you would never believe the members are only thirteen and fourteen years old! One to watch for the future of British black metal!
After Death Of A Warlord's set, the crowd was clearly excited to see the next band, Blessed By Death. Although this band have only played a handful of shows, they are anything but inexperienced seeing as how they include members of a band which did alot for Swindon metal named Buried Beneath. I had witnessed Buried Beneath only once before and that was at their farewell show so I wasn't sure what to expect from Blessed By Death. However, as soon as the first note was struck, they proved that they weren't just Buried Beneath part two, they were Blessed By Death and they were here to conquer! And conquer they did as they tore into their set with blistering precision and tunes which are destined to become staples of the scene before long such as Watching You Die. Blessed By Death have an attitude that only they can carry in the Swindon area, one of "If you like us great, if not we don't care", other bands should take note of how they pull this attitude off without being too cocky. They also recruited one Lee Brennan of local metal heroes Ventflow to perform with them much to the delight of everyone. All in all Blessed By Death certainly won over some new fans on this night, myself included!
Next to take the stage were Black Skies Burn, although they often play in Swindon, they are actually from Oxford (as British football fans will be able to tell you, Swindon and Oxford despise each other), however there was no negativity directed towards them from the Swindon boys tonight and with good reason, they know their stuff! They were there to make a statement which they clearly did with their t- shirts alone (a picture of The Pope with bleeding eyes and hands with the slogan "God is dead, he gave up on mankind") but their music overshadowed the image strongly. Ripping into their set with standout songs like Born Of Hate and Cast Darkness Aside, they got the floor into a frenzy of pure hatred and aggression like no other. Expect Black Skies Burn to be headlining their own gigs soon, they deserve to!
Finally we come to the band everyone had come to see, Kilians Red. Although it was revealed after the set that this would be their final show with bassist Joe, no-one would have ever have been able to tell as they took to the stage with nothing but admiration being given to them by the crowd. They surprised everyone by charging full speed into a cover of Soil's "Halo" with everyone, including people who don't even like Soil shouting the title back at them. From the get go it was mosh pits galore as bodies flew everywhere in the name of Kilians Red. Indeed some people could hardly stand up when they left the carnage being caused on the floor! Kilians then launched into their own material, performing their new self titled EP in it's entirity. Standout songs of the night had to be "The Bleeding" and "Retribution". As any Kilians fan should be able to tell you, "The Bleeding" is a song written by Kilians Red for their fans and they showed how much they truely do appreciate the fans by playing this song with ferocity turned up to the max! "Retribution" is perhaps their most well known song and carries the message of standing your ground much better than any speech made by a character from the movie Green Street ever could. As if they didn't already have the audience eating out of the palm of their hand, they received their respect fuly aswell as they launched into Machine Head's latest single Aesthetics Of Hate with pure heart and soul. Then came something I had never seen before from a local band as the crowd demanded an encore and Kilians Red were more than happy to comply with this request as they brought Paul Elston from another local band who are recognized with nothing but respect, Prometheus, to perform a second Machine Head cover. This time they delivered a cover of Imperium with no prisoners being taken. A scorching end to a blistering night! More...