Killcode

Killcode

Compulsions, Starkiller, Stoned Fire, Vajra

Fri, January 27, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

Killcode
Killcode
KILLCODE is a five piece band based in New York City. Their unique sound is a product of their diverse influences and has been described as “Southern infused Metal / Rock with modern vocals”. KILLCODE’s songs are hooky super charged sing along Anthems with BIG Guitars and Driving Rhythms’.
Forming in 2008, vocalist Tom Morrissey and guitarist Chas laid the foundation with a couple of songs they recorded at Chas’ home studio. After recruiting long time musical companion Erric Bonesmith on bass guitar, KILLCODE found its final form with the addition of Pat Harrington on guitar and Rob Noxious on the drums.
With all members coming from established projects prior to KILLCODE, the band quickly raised eyebrows and landed on bills with the likes of Godsmack & Sevendust. KILLCODE also provided main support to Brett Scallions on the Re Fueled East Coast tour.
Since their inception, the band has released “To Die For”, a six song EP released at the end of 2008 and a second six song EP,“Taking it All” released in 2010. Both EP’s charted well nationally and gained the band critical acclaim worldwide. The song “Breaking Away”, off of To Die For, was featured in the inspirational documentary, DRESSED, Directed by David Swajeski and starring fashion designer Nari Manivong.
In 2012, they entered the studio once again with Juno nominated producer, Stacy O’Dell, who produced both EP’s, to record the full length, twelve song effort titled, “KILLCODE”.
The Album charted in the #2 position for the week of 8/18/12 on BILLBOARD Mid-Atlantic Heatseekers Charts.
CME records recently re-released the Album via Mega force/Sony Red with two bonus tracks which will extend the bands reach even further
The band has enjoyed an ever growing fan base has headlined and sold out marquee venues such as New York City’s Gramercy Theater, Bowery Ballroom and Irving Plaza.
KILLCODE is at the top of their game and they are not showing any signs of slowing down.
KILLCODE – Anthems for Outlaws!
Compulsions
Compulsions
After nearly 10 years of playing New York’s seediest bars and clubs while simultaneously struggling to form a cohesive line up, Compulsions founder and front man Rob Carlyle seems to have finally galvanized the group’s roster with lead guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, both from the recharged Guns N’ Roses, as well as bassist Sami Yaffa from seminal bands Hanoi Rocks and the reborn New York Dolls. Following the release of three critically acclaimed EPs (for starters, they’ve been hailed “the coolest band in the world” by the UK’s Classic Rock magazine), The Compulsions released their first full length album in November, 2011. The fast selling Beat The Devil LP features 10 blues, punk and hard rock influenced originals plus a very special guest appearance by Hubert Sumlin, sideman for blues icons Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters as well as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.
Starkiller
Starkiller
By combining raw, sludgy metal a la late eighties bands like SMACK and L.A. GUNS, with the industrial drones of SKINNY PUPPY, and the swirly, experimental caterwaul of KORN and JANE'S ADDICTION, STAR KILLER rocks with an intensity all their own. With monster guitar riffs, a thundering rhythm section, and gritty, provocative vocal stylings, STAR KILLER brings some serious attitude, New York-style
Stoned Fire
Stoned Fire
Forged together by a desire to a fill a void in modern rock music. The members of the band made a commitment to each other to restore rock music to its once iconic status. They turned to their influences, listened and learned how to craft great songs. Songs, like all great works of art, inspire passion and reflect many different human experiences in which they express through their unique sound and lyrics. Each song is a work of love and has been carved out of the members souls, translating to the energy of their live performance. With this in mind, Stoned Fire strives to be their generation's version of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Guns & Roses!
Vajra
Vajra
Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher, Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound.

The debut album “Pleroma” was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12). Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male) and includes appearances by Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums, Doug Wright (The Dirty Pearls) on bass and Will Dahl (ex-Harley’s War) on guitar.

Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

The band is quickly generating a buzz after selling-out their first show in November, 2011 (at The Bowery Electric in NYC). Virgin America selected Vajra’s single “Erode The Will” for their In-Flight Entertainment Series in December, 2011, and the single was also selected for the Red Gorilla SXSW 2012 Compilation and the Go-Girls Music Fest 2012 Compilation. The Band also was selected as a Supercuts Rock The Cut Ambassador. Vajra's music is played at over 200 terrestrial and internet radio stations worldwide. The band has played to sold-out audiences at: The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Mercury Lounge (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC) and also performed 2 shows at The Red Gorilla Music Festival and the Texas Rockfest down at SXSW 2012 and completed a successful West Coast tour in Summer 2012, performing at Sylvia Massy’s 4&20 Blackbird Music Festival, The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Vajra also just signed licensing deals with Viacom, The Discovery Network, Showtime and Bravo.

Vajra’s music will leave you spellbound.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com