“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.
6.8.18 - KNA Single Feature - Spaceuntravel (YouTube Channel)
4.9.18 - Lost in Darkness and Distance (Kill No Albatross) - MAT/H Magazine
3.18.18 - Kill No Albatross Feature - Rock N Ramble with Lucia and Glynn
1.24.18 - One-on-One: Alexander Sallas of Kill No Albatross - Audio Addiction (Canada)
1.14.18 - Interview with Kill No Albatross - Robex Lundgren
11.29.17 - Guitar Land Show Feature - Sheridan Life Radio
10.20.17 - Morning Live TV Interview + Performance - CHCH Television
10.09.17 - Interview with Kill No Albatross - From the Depths Entertainment
09.30.17 - Review: Kill No Albatross, "Lost in Darkness and Distance" EP - From the Depths Entertainment
09.20.17 - Kill No Albatross Feature - CJIM, Montreal's Rock Station (download audio here)
08.23.17 - Bands You Need to Know (Episode 3) - Youth Music
07.26.17 - Kill No Albatross - "Eos" - Pure Grain Audio
07.17.17 - Interview with Kill No Albatross! - Audio Addiction
06.30.17 - Interview with Kill No Albatross' Kyle Collins - 93.3 CFMU (download audio here)
06.30.17 - 150 Canadian Bands You Need to Hear - Bandbiz
06.29.17 - Kill No Albatross' "Lost in Darkness and Distance" - VIEW Magazine
06.27.17 - Kill No Albatross Interview - XS Network
06.21.17 - In the Spotlight: Kill No Albatross - The New Fury
06.05.17 - Kill No Albatross Feature - Y108 Radio (download audio here)
05.29.17 - Canadian Rock Band Kill No Albatross Release Debut EP - EH! Canada Magazine
05.29.17 - FEATURE: "Lost in Darkness and Distance" by Kill No Albatross - The Haystack Music
05.24.17 - Kill No Albatross Interview - Generation Alternative
(View complete press history here.)
"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
"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
"A sound I really enjoy... I love the song Eos."
— Mat Boiselle, 102.1 The Edge & 91.7 Erin Radio
"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