Back in March we reviewed the upcoming EP This Sadness Lasts Forever from London based metal outfit Kill For Company. The band have been impressing at shows around the U.K. and steadily growing since starting in 2015. They have now released their EP and we got to catch up with the guys and ask them a few questions. Here’s what they had to say…
You have a new EP due for release soon what can you tell us about it?
Our Debut E.P is called “This Sadness Lasts Forever”. It was recorded in 2016 at MTR Studios run by our bro Phil Kinman (In Search of Sun/ Z.P Theart/ Paul Di Anno). It is currently out on our bandcamp page (www.killforcompany1.bandcamp.com) as well as iTunes, Spotify and most digital outlets
Where did the name Kill For Company come from?
The name came about in conversation between our singer Tom, our drummer Dan and me. Tom had mentioned a book called “Killing For Company – the case of Denis Nilsen” and we thought it sounded cool, shortened it and the name stuck.
What shows have you got coming up?
We hit Oxford at The Wheatsheaf on June 3rd supporting Contek. Then we take our first trip to Leicester on July 8th to play at the legendary Firebug. We hit High Wycombe at The Phoenix Bar supporting Sentience on August 31st. We are also stoked to say that we hit the Camden Underworld on October 28th supporting Akercocke on the London date of their UK tour. That’s pretty much what we can announce for now. Keep your eyes peeled over @www.facebook.com/killforcompanymetal for updates on the live show front.
What each band members favourite song to play live?
It’s probably the song ” Isolation “ for all of us. We open with it and it’s the first track off the E.P. It’s been interesting watching people’s reactions from a live perspective, especially by the time that song is done. It definitely sets the tone in terms of what the audience are in for.
You have recently taken on management how is that going for you and what difference has it made to the band?
It’s been going pretty well. We’ve partnered with Raging Demon Entertainment and it’s been great having them as another pair of eyes and ears to sound off on. We chose to work with them given their experience in the industry from a musical perspective and from a business perspective and we look forward to seeing what the future holds.
If you could pick any venue in the world to play where would you go?
Probably Wembley Stadium, if I had to pick any venue. Pretty obvious answer but you did say any!!
The EP is called ” This Sadness Last Forever ” what’s the meaning behind the name?
The title is something that we feel that anyone who has suffered any kind of loss can relate to, be it a loss in terms of friendships, relationships and even in death. We’ve all encountered personal hardships in recent years and we felt that this title was able to provide a snapshot in terms of what we’ve all had to go through in order to be here today. I should say that we are actually pretty positive people and grateful for what we do have – and we literally enjoy having the ability to write music together and play live.
Who has been your favourite band to share a stage with so far?
As Kill For Company, it would probably be From Once We Came or Sentience. Nice chaps. Go check them out. Krysthla were pretty brutal when we played with them, as were Metastasis. Have to throw Divine Chaos in there too – their guitar players are sick! Too many to mention to single one out!
What bands would you like to share a stage?
Anyone that would have us join a bill in terms of this band. I would love to see us play with Decapitated just as much as I would love to see us play with Killswitch Engage.
What have you all been listening to recently?
With Tom, he’s probably been on some Dbeat, Swedish hardcore vibe. He loves bands like Tragedy and Disfear and all that good shit. Dan is probably on some 300bpm death metal vibe. We all really dig Nails! . Massimo has been listening to bands like Fallujah and other techy stuff. I’ve been listening to a mix of Agnes Obel and the A Perfect Circle live album – the live from Red Rocks one.
How did you all meet each other?
I met Tom around 12 years ago as he and my brother were in a band together that I subsequently joined and we’ve always stayed close. I met Dan at a random jam in a mates shed and we instantly clicked but we didn’t meet again for another year until Tom and I decided to get Kill For Company off the ground. We met Massimo through Dan’s former band When Gods Burn as he played bass and moved to guitar from them and as he auditioned for us this year we knew he was perfect for us.
What can people expect from Kill For Company in the future?
Keep your eyes and ears peeled to what’s coming out on our social media pages. Spread the word that our E.P is out If you dig it and catch us live at the dates we’ve announced so far. We have already started working on the follow up to “This Sadness Lasts Forever” and expect an even darker turn in the music.