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Kill the Masses

Kill the Masses

Kill the Masses


Arising out of the bright lights and anything goes attitude of Las Vegas, Nevada hails KILL THE MASSES. Exploding riffs, earth shattering breakdowns, and melodic choruses are sure to make a huge mark on the currently erupting global metal scene. Mixing current popular metal sub-genres of Metalcore, Deathcore, and New Hardcore gives any fan of heavy music something new to listen to. Forming in the winter of 2008, Kiernan McArdle (vocals), Jason Benoit (guitar) Read more on Last.fm
Arising out of the bright lights and anything goes attitude of Las Vegas, Nevada hails KILL THE MASSES. Exploding riffs, earth shattering breakdowns, and melodic choruses are sure to make a huge mark on the currently erupting global metal scene. Mixing current popular metal sub-genres of Metalcore, Deathcore, and New Hardcore gives any fan of heavy music something new to listen to. Forming in the winter of 2008, Kiernan McArdle (vocals), Jason Benoit (guitar), Matt Drazich (guitar/vocals), Christian Waiau (bass), and then drummer Jared Rice hit the ground running, and started playing shows a couple months after forming. Anyone that gave the new band a listen became an instant fan.

In less than a year KILL THE MASSES was playing with national acts such as Mushroom Head, Divine Heresy, and Hemlock. With their mixed yet defined new style of metal, they have shared the stage with some of Death Metal’s big hitters, Abigail Williams, Abysmal Dawn, Daath, Goatwhore, and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky to name a few. “We feel that we don’t belong to any particular metal scene. The band has many different influences and it shows.

We have played shows where we have been the only band like us, and have always been easily accepted from Death Metal, Metalcore, Thrash Metal, and even Hardcore fans,” says vocalist Kiernan. In May of 2009, KILL THE MASSES hit the studio to create their self released, self titled debut album. Two months before they were due to record, then drummer, Jared Rice, went his separate way. This misfortune did not slow the band down, and led to the addition of session drummer Josh Garcia, formerly of the national Metal band Grade-8.

As soon as the album was finished, some of the songs were released for free streaming on the bands Myspace. The response was overwhelmingly positive and KILL THE MASSES began to garner new fans at an alarming rate. Throughout the summer of 2009, KILL THE MASSES began to gain the support and endorsement of local and national companies such as Slaughterhouse Clothing, Poker’s Tattoo Parlor, and Vitamin Water. In addition, KTM got the ball rolling on their merch by having renowned artist Aaron Crawford design a new shirt for the band. Crawford is known for designing shirts for national acts such as Suicide Silence, Wretched, Knights of the Abyss, and Catalepsy.

After the album was released on August 1st, 2009, Josh Garcia stepped down from the drum throne as planned to work on his other project, Ghost Machine, with vocalist Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch. Drumming duties were handed over to Elden Ferris, former drummer for the Las Vegas death metal band, The Severed Head Speaks. Now feeling stonger than ever before, KTM is ready to take it to the next level. The tremendous amount of effort the band has put into the contrustion of their machine shows how serious they are about bringing their music to a world-wide stage.

In only 10 short months, KILL THE MASSES has shot to the forefront of the Las Vegas metal scene, and they show no signs of slowing down Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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