The Killing Floor, Vansaders

The Killing Floor


Thu · August 17, 2017

7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Killing Floor
The Killing Floor
THE KILLING FLOOR combines the best of British and American rock, and delivers an electrifying blend
of, alternative, rock, pop, punk and grunge.

With a blistering live show, The Killing Floor draws together raw visceral power, with impassioned melody and songwriting which has earned them comparisons to acts like, Queens of The Stone Age, Muse, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

The members, hailing from both the UK and US, came together when brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici from London, had a chance meeting with Marco Argiro at Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in NYC where they had all been working with hit producer Mark Plati (David Bowie, Cure) on separate projects at the time. Recognizing they shared not only a producer, but many of the same influences, ideas and attitudes to music, they began writing and recording together and after taking the name The Killing Floor from the Howlin Wolf song, hit the road with their new material, quickly gathering a following and gaining the reputation of being one of the best new live acts around.

The Killing Floor then released their debut self-titled album which the press described as "an enticing record with mass appeal”, “proficient songwriting”, with an “infectious quality”. The song 'Star Baby' was chosen as the album’s first single, and the band shot their first music video with legendary Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, some of who's film credits include: The Lost Boys, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, and Flatliners. The single was featured in MTV programs, Road Rules Challenge, The Real World and Best Ink, and received heavy rotation on US radio. In support of this, TKF toured throughout the USA, Canada, UK and Europe, taking in events such as CMJ, SXSW, CBGB Festival, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, and Donnington’s Download Festival.

The band then headed back in the studios of Brighton England, Nashville and NYC, to begin writing and recording their second album ‘Antisocialmedia’ from which the band released their first single ‘Corruption Capital’ . The song received extensive rotation on US national commercial rock radio playlists including WBOS, KNDD, KXXR, KNRK and WRKZ to name a few. Pure Volume described the single as "a seamless blend of melody and political rock" and the video was premiered on Guitar World Magazine. The video also gained heavy rotation being featured in all Journeys shoe stores throughout the USA.

Last year saw the The Killing Floor continue to deliver their hard hitting blend of rock swagger to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with live performances at SXSW, The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, where they joined the Vans Warp Tour in conjunction with Ernie Ball, Indie Week Europe 2016 as special guests after winning ‘First Prize Best Band’ at Indie Week Canada in Toronto, and across the UK in support of the release of their new Ep ’Tongue Tied’ .

Once again the EP and live shows received rave reviews and were featured on various TV and radio stations throughout the world.

This year The Killing Floor are set release a number of new singles and EP’s aswell as their full length album ‘Antisocialmedia’ with live dates TBA .
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003