Five-headed metal behemoth KILL THE LIGHTS have announced their second album Death Melodies, set for release on March 8th via Fearless Records. Pre-order it here.
To celebrate the exciting news, the band has also shared a video with new single “From Ashes.” With its classic, ’80s semi-ballad songcraft twinned with modern sounds, “From Ashes” is a new anthem that should accompany any rigorous activity. Going to the gym? Put “From Ashes” at the top of your playlist, to fire up the adrenaline pumping through those veins!
“‘From Ashes’ lyrically discusses having to live with the pain of knowing that you let your loved ones down,” the band offers. Watch the official video above.
Certain bonds cross all borders and boundaries. KILL THE LIGHTS harbour this kind of connection between them. Even though you’ve got Michael “Moose” Thomas [drums] and Jason “Jay” James [bass] in Bridgend, Wales, and – across the pond in the USA – James Clark [vocals] in Minneapolis, MN, Jordan Whelan [guitar] in Grand Rapids, MI, and Travis Montgomery [guitar] in Dallas, TX, the musicians lock into an impenetrable groove that eclipses physical distance. The band is especially adept at fusing classic, galloping guitar riffing with modern metal conventions, like alternately sung and screamed vocals and breakdowns that will incite pits to erupt.
Of course, the experienced musicians boast an incredible pedigree. Moose co-founded multi-platinum international heavyweights Bullet For My Valentine, while Jay also played in the band. James fronted Throw The Fight, and Jordan and Travis handled guitar duties for Still Remains and Threat Signal, respectively.
Upon forming KILL THE LIGHTS, they uncovered uncontainable chemistry, releasing their debut LP The Sinner in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Among many highlights, “The Faceless” posted up 2 million-plus Spotify streams and counting followed by “Through The Night” and “Shed My Skin,” which each crossed the 1 million mark. Metal Hammer rated it 4-out-of-5 stars and proclaimed “Kill The Lights nail the groove and the glory.” After piling up millions of streams and earning further acclaim from the likes of Kerrang! and New Noise, a sense of unwavering unity drives their second full-length offering, Death Melodies.
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DEATH MELODIES TRACK LISTING:
- Hear You Scream
- Die Alone
- Broken Bones
- From Ashes
- Wasting Away
- Man Without A Face
- Ghost Of Yesterday
- Sleep With The Devil