Danish thrash metal destructive force Killing premieres the official music video for the “Before Violence Strikes” taken from the new official upcoming record “Face The Madness” , which will be released on 13th August, via Mighty Music Records. Their upcoming record is probably the best Danish thrash metal record since “Excursion Demise” by Invocator and “By Inheritance” from Artillery.
Here it comes Killing with the deadly thrash metal strike. This is a classical 80’s song like their previous one, obviously the band is inspired and influenced by the 80’s era of metal and rock. Crushing killing riffs, excellent drum set – raw wicked vocals. The full recipe for the perfect thrash metal assault. The band is heavily influenced by Slayer, Exodus, Testament, Anthrax, Megadeth, Kreator. They portrait the true thrash metal, the very best of it and they prove it once again with the song.
It is interesting how they are coordinated, balanced in their music. Staying true to what they are, their own ideas and being rebellious and uncompromising. And that is the very point of thrash metal, take or leave it, thrash or die. This guys are perfect example of it – with great ideas and creativity.
Killing is for sure the future of thrash metal, trashing their way to the top. The video has a horror story in it, once again inspired by the 80’s movies and videos. Of course very well adapted to the whole song, band’s mindset and skillful technical parts of the song. Creating this strong and heavy thrash metal and horror atmosphere of 80’s thrash metal. That the thrash metal fans will consume with their ears and target with their eyes – with full enjoyment.
Be prepared for the thrash metal of destruction, coming your way.
Thrash has had so many waves, ups and downs that it’s almost impossible to trace back the whole story of the style. The fans, however, remain the same since a bands such as Slayer and Metallica developed a speed and more aggressive take to NWOBHM as a backlash against the Reagan-era conservationism and the pop culture that ruled the early 80’s. Killing is the product of just that. A bunch of kids raised to the sound of the classic thrash metal we all know, that made them pick up their instruments and want to thrash like their idols. To make a long story short, this is the back-bone of “Face The Madness”, the debut album of the Midtjylland fab-four that will simply be known as “one of the best thrash albums of the year 2021.
The vicious monster of energy Killing comes from east Jutland, Denmark. Formed late 2013, with the sole purpose of writing uncompromising thrash metal, as in the good old days. Inspiration is drawn from the golden era of the genre, where bands like Slayer, Exodus, Kreator, and Metallica ruled the stage with an iron fist.
After years of concerts and songwriting, they released the 2018 critically acclaimed EP “Toxic Asylum”, which was followed by a longer tour around northern Europe. The following year, the single “Raise Your Anger” was released, which was followed by a long series of festival performances.
The many shows have proven their worth, as the east Jutland quartet on stage creates an intense and engaging vibe, that echoes long after the lights go out. Due to Covid, the winter/spring tour of 2020 had to be cancelled. This meant the band could focus their strength towards recording their debut album “Face The Madness” with Jacob Bredahl, in Dead Rat Studio.
Photo by Camilla Lundbye
Jesper Skousen: drums
Rasmus Holm Sørensen: guitar
Rasmus Soelberg: vocals, bass