Do you know: Kill All the Gentlemen Posted: 14/06/2019 by Philip Morrissey
For those of you who know, Saturday marks the debut of Metal United Worldwide in Cork. For anyone unaware, this is an event which takes place around the globe on the very same day. Gigs are being hosted in various countries including Australia, Thailand, Brazil, USA, Indonesia, Poland, Albania, Mexico, China, Germany and many more.
The Irish of this event is due to take place in Cyprus Avenue on Saturday 15th from 1PM on-wards. It is scheduled to be a huge show with many different bands performing at it. Some may be familiar to you. Some may not. Here is an introduction to the many bands due to lineup.
It is crucial to mix things up an element for such a day to work. And it is a welcome to visitors from across the Irish to our shores. The band have combined elements of death and grind into their music to create something that is vicious, heavy but still managing to keep a rhythm. In their few years together, they managed to have a feature on them by Terrorizor, showcase the music week and play a European tour with Napalm Death. Not a bad time at all then so.
It seemed from the very beginning that they were seeting out to be faithful to the music. “A lot of bands water themselves down these days to become more accessible to try and sell themselves to a wider audience and quite honestly end up spreading themselves too thin and get lost in the infinite sea of bands out there. I’m not denying we are of one of those bands but we are not trying to finds that “new” sound, whatever that might be….We are sticking to the roots of the genre and playing straight up heavy metal. We’re not the new sugar free cola with a twist of fruit flavour. We are the full fat classic coca cola if you like Haha!
Even their name has roots in their upbringing. “The origin of the band’s name was locally sourced from near our hometown in Devon, England. The battle of Fenny Bridges during the Prayer Book Rebellion in 1549. The order was sent to “kill all the gentlemen”. It is essentially a metaphor for going head-first against the grain.”
It might be the case individual members have their own preferences but the band is common regarding that of their overall sound. “We all have very different tastes in music in the band but as a whole I’d say the biggest influence to the band sound or akin to is along the lines of In Flames, Machine Head and At The Gates.
They have been busy lads on the live front so far but one set of dates stands out. “I would say that our favourite and biggest show(s) to date was our Baltic tour with Cradle of Filth being main support for them. For me personally they are one of my all-time favourite bands, so it was a real privilege to be sharing a stage with them.”
It might be an obvious band to support, especially for a British band, but would anyone turn down such a chance? “Dream support would have to be Iron Maiden. Again, that is personally speaking but who the hell wouldn’t want to open for them?!”
Pride in themselves and the music they play stands out. “Death Metal and grindcore will always be an underdog scene. But that’s the point in extreme metal really to play to the dedicated cult of fans that follow it. Everyone’s is in the room for the same love and passion of the music. I think it’s great that it’s a certain aspect of the metal genre that is hard to dilute or tame.”
This passion also comes across regarding Metal United. “I love the concept of the Metal United shows all happening around the world on the same night under the same banner. It’s really bringing the scene together and hopefully bringing some new life and recognition. We are delighted to be a part of the Irish event!”
Friends and acquaintances are the key elements of the event. They are looking forward to experiencing it all. “We are looking forward to seeing all the bands as it is our first visit to Ireland, so really, really excited to see what Cork has to offer and hope we can serve up something for them equally as refreshing.”
Much work is planned for the future but it seems we might have to wait. Focus on the show for the meantime. “We have some new works happening behind the scenes that will be revealed in good time. But for now, keep plugging and listening to our latest release, “The Loss and the Rapture” LP.”
Kill All The Gentlemen are set to close out the second part of the show at around 19:15. Those in attendance might need the break afterwards