Redefining Darkness Records in conspiracy with Raw Skull Recordz are proud to announce Create A KILL - "Summoned to Rise"- which will include a previously unreleased track and tribute to fallen Malevolent Creation vocalist, Bret Hoffman, and also features Matt Harvey (Exhumed / Gruesome) on vocals!
CREATE A KILL, made up of two of extreme metal's heaviest hitters (literally), Gus Rios & Alex Marquez, pays homage to the forefathers of Thrash, specifically those that would help shape the birth of Death Metal, ala Slayer, Sodom, Possessed, Kreator, and Dark Angel. CREATE A KILL carve out a vicious collection of tunes that will make you want your bang your head like it's 1989!
In addition to Matt Harvey, Gus also enlisted some good friends to round out the album...Tobias Gustaffson (Vomitory, Cut Up, Amon Amarth) Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork) and Daniel Gonzalez (guest solos)!
"the name of Create A Kill’s vicious game is thrash, and it’s a high-voltage rush — packed with immediately catchy riffing (sometimes jet-fast, sometimes geared toward triggering compulsive headbanging), squalling and shrieking solos, maniacal vocals, and spine-jarring drum and bass work. Your neck will get a good workout from this one."
- NO CLEAN SINGING
"wow, that is a massive wall of sound! The term modern associated with aspects like sound and production is quite rightly criticized, but is inappropriate in this case. Brilliant, pumping and crystal clear "Summoned To Rise" is going to set your speakers in flames. And the music itself? A ferocious blend of fast, aggressive Thrash Metal with Death Metal riffs making an appearance here and there."
- Voices From the Darkside
"..No poncy intro, no melodic parts just 10, no nonsense, all killer no filler, balls out thrash – death metal in the vein of Demolition Hammer, Solstice, Morbid Saint, Possessed…. the list goes on...Simply put, I was blown away by this album and I can’t stop playing it. It’s such an easy album to get into and so much fun and it’s so simple, that’s the genius of it.
"An absolute buy recommendation. If you're on fast American old school Thrash and I love Blastbeats, you have to access it here. Mix of DEMOLITION HAMMER, EXHORDER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DARK ANGEL and SLAYER. Back to the Future, your Marty McFlys. Count me in!"
- Reaper Zine
CREATE A KILL is a Thrash Metal band feauring Gus Rios and Alex Marquez (both former drummers for Death Metal Legends Malevolent Creation). Some of the songs were originally intended for Malevolent Creation, but once Gus left the band he decided to take his tunes with him which inspired the direction for what CREATE A KILL was to become. Paying homage to the forefathers of Thrash, specfically those that would help shape the birth of Death Metal, ala Slayer, Sodom, Possessed, Kreator, and Dark Angel, CREATE A KILL carve out a vicious collection of tunes that will make you want your bang your head like it's 1989!
Officially released earlier this year and plagued w/ distrobution issues and other unforseen circumstances, Gus reached out to his friends at Redefining Darkness Records (U.S.) and Raw Skull Recordz (Europe) to give the album a fresh take, this time with a Bonus track which acts a dedication to his fallen brother, Bret Hoffman, entitled "Flesh, Blood and Stone."
Gus also enlisted some good friends to round out the album...Tobias Gustaffson (Vomitory, Cut Up, Amon Amarth) Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork) and Gus's fellow Gruesome boys Matt Harvey (guest vocals) and Daniel Gonzalez (guest solos).
The album is available now on all major streaming sites, Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Google Play, Deezer, etc.
PREORDER CD / Digital (featuring bonus track) (Redefining Darkness Records - U.S.)
PREORDER CD / Cassette (Raw Skull Recordz - Europe)
Coming XMAS 2018
CREATE A KILL are currently accepting interview requests. To schedule an interview with the band, please contact Thomas@redefiningdarkness.com .
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orginally released July 2018
Recorded and mixed by Gus Rios
Mastered by Robbert Kok
All Music written by Gus Rios
Lyrics written by Alex Marquez and Matt Harvey
Artwork by Cesar Eidrian - Soul Asphyx Arts
CREATE A KILL is:
Gus Rios (Gruesome/Malevolent Creation) Guitars/Bass/Drums
Alex Marquez (Solstice/Resurrection) Vocals/Drums (drums on #7)
Dirk Verbueren (Megadeth/Soilwork) Drums ( #9))
Tobias Gustafsson (Cut Up/Vomitory) Drums (#5)
Matt Harvey (Exhumed) Vocals (#11)
and Daniel Gonzalez (Possessed) Guitars (solos #6, #9)
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