“Ontario’s Kill No Albatross is one of “those” bands. The rockers are well on their way to getting some early attention... certainly a band you will want to keep an eye on in the near future.”
KILL NO ALBATROSS
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Hometown: Burlington, ON
Influences: Fightstar, Fair to Midland, Breaking Benjamin
Sounds Like: Thrice, Alter Bridge, Nothing More
For Burlington-based rock band Kill No Albatross, their forthcoming EP “Speak True Evil” is a definitive statement. The record is at once dynamic and cohesive, blending the accessibility of rock, the technicality of prog, and the energy of hardcore through intelligent songwriting, creative guitar work, and emotional intensity.
KNA will be supporting the release with a Canadian summer tour run that includes a coveted slot on the Vans Warped Tour. The band will be bringing their signature wild energy to every stage along the way – just hold on for the ride.
The band released their debut EP, “Lost in Darkness and Distance”, in May 2017. Bolstered by a live performance on CHCH television and tour stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, 2017 saw the beginning of KNA’s amassment of a devoted fanbase. 2018 started with a bang, as the band performed as part of Canadian Music Week and shared stages with notable acts including Picturesque, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, and SECRETS.
“Speak True Evil” sees the band expanding the dynamics of their unique sound, traversing softer and heavier territory without compromising the meticulousness they are becoming known for. The EP was recorded at the world-class Metalworks Studios with producer Wayne Cochrane (Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero) and mastered by Scott Lake (Cancer Bats, Dead and Divine). It also features gorgeous original artwork hand-drawn by London, England-based illustrator Niall Grant. KNA will also be working with Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations on album and tour promotion.
Kyle, Josh, Alex, Alex, and Glenn are incredibly excited to release their boldest statement yet, tour their home country, and expand their growing fanbase.
07.20.18 - Morning Live Interview + TV Performance (Second Appearance) - CHCH Television
07.19.18 - Warped Tour: The Final Run Interview - The Other Side Reviews
07.18.18 - Kill No Albatross Releases New EP - The Permanent Rain Press
07.16.18 - Kill No Albatross Interview + Top 7 at 7 Feature - 93.3 CFMU
07.15.18 - Kill No Albatross Interview/Feature - 103.7 CFBU
07.15.18 - Kill No Albatross Interview - CJLO 1690AM
07.13.18 - Video Premiere: Kill No Albatross – “Sky on Fire” - New Noise Magazine
07.12.18 - Kill No Albatross' Speak True Evil - VIEW Magazine
07.12.18 - Kill No Albatross Getting Lots of Attention - Burlington Post
07.11.18 - KILL NO ALBATROSS’ New EP Comes with a Message: ‘Speak True Evil’! [Exclusive Premiere] - Pure Grain Audio
07.09.18 - Album Review: Kill No Albatross – Speak True Evil - Monkey Goose Magazine
07.06.18 - Interview: Alexander Sallas of Kill No Albatross - 93.3 CFMU (listen here)
07.06.18 - Review: ‘Speak True Evil’ - UberRock
06.28.18 - KILL NO ALBATROSS Will Take Over Ontario with Summer Tour Dates - Pure Grain Audio
06.17.18 - Ontario rock band Kill No Albatross release new single, “Apex Predator” - The New Fury
06.08.18 - Kill No Albatross - "Apex Predator" Video Premiere - Spaceuntravel YouTube Channel - (5,000+ views)
10.20.17 - Morning Live TV Interview + Performance - CHCH Television
09.20.17 - Kill No Albatross Feature - CJIM, Montreal's Rock Station (download audio here)
07.26.17 - Kill No Albatross - "Eos" - Pure Grain Audio
06.21.17 - In the Spotlight: Kill No Albatross - The New Fury
06.05.17 - Kill No Albatross Feature - Y108 Radio (download audio here)
(View complete press history here.)
11.07.18 - Indie Week Festival
10.03.18 - CTV Television Interview + Performance
07.20.18 - CHCH Morning Live, Second Appearance
07.17.18 - Vans Warped Tour
06.12.18 - Sound of Music Festival
04.23.18 - 97.7 Rocksearch Top 16 Finalist
03.18.18 - Absinthe (opening for SECRETS & Picturesque)
02.16.18 - Canadian Music Week Showcase
10.20.17 - CHCH Morning Live
06.05.17 - Y108 Radio Feature
"Speak True Evil will leave the listener satiated with its blend of genres and expertly crafted flow... Kill No Albatross’s [EP] is an ambitious display of technical prowess that maintains the palatability of an everyman’s rock band. The band and their production team are able to move the listener to a certain emotion be it introspective, aggressive, or simply joyful."
— Adrienne Row-Smith, Monkey Goose Magazine
"High energy but technically sound, [Kill No Albatross] paints distrust, a sinful past, and a harrowing end in Speak True Evil. Shades of prog, metal and hardcore, the group crafts an accessible, yet endearing genre that has a dark spirit and cuts like a knife."
— Chloe Hoy, The Permanent Rain Press
"Speak True Evil, the new EP from Canadian alt-rockers Kill No Albatross, is a snapshot of a band on the rise. Mixing elements of prog, rock and alternative metal music, the E.P., released July 13th, is a perfect entry point for listeners looking for a fresh take on the genre."
— Josh Farrell, Happy Metal Geek
"Cleverly written and well produced... I quite like the sound and feel of the EP, and can see where it fits across a few genres. They are obviously very talented musicians."
— David O'Neill, Uber Rock
"Kill No Albatross has a meticulously crafted collection of progressive alternative rock with a strong cerebral element... they can seriously play."
— Ric Taylor, VIEW Magazine
"With "Sky on Fire" Kill No Albatross set a surprising island of tranquility in the prevailing dominance of tonal force and transform from brutal to almost filigree. Collins almost completely removes the harshness of his vocals without losing his vocal character and the guitars pull the listener into the melancholy of the song, which receives individual accents like tonal tears through the punctual piano support."
— Katja Maeting, Hellfire Magazine (Germany)
"Ferocity and sweetness. Kill No Albatross will coax you in with soothing vocal melodies and destroy you with high energy riffage. Five-piece powerhouse rockers. Animal friendly."
— Keegan Ro, MAT/H Magazine
"Attention grabbing tracks that can gain the respect of discerning music critics while still grabbing the ears of more casual rock fans... the band has a grip on balancing the heavy, the melodic, and the technical."
— Donte Montgomery, The Haystack Music