Australian purveyors of metal core, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN are back and stronger than ever! With their new single ‘Bright Enough’ taken from their most recent album ‘‘Beloved’’ on Epitaph Records, they will return to the UK for a run of live dates in May.
‘Beloved’ is the first new album from I Killed The Prom Queen in 6 years and they are primed for their re-launch of epic proportions. The album has received rave reviews from renowned rock press. Kerrang called it a “glorious record”, stating that with ‘Beloved’, the band has “proved metalcore is still worth getting excited about”. Metal Hammer added that “IKTPQ have come back frighteningly strong”, saying that this album contains “some of the most scorching, Sweden indebted metalcore anthems you’re likely to hear in 2014”.
Since forming in Adelaide, Australia in 2000, IKTPQ have maintained a standard of excellence that has placed them head and shoulders above the pack. Hitting their peak around 2006 with the release of their sophomore effort, ‘Music For The Recently Deceased’, the five-piece garnered local chart success and built a loyal worldwide following. However in 2008, mounting pressure and internal strife led to their premature demise.
For several years the band lay dormant, as members went on to play in other bands. In 2011, IKTPQ reclaimed their sound, style, history, and legacy with an all new line up, and original member Jona Weinhofen who spent time with Bleeding Through and Bring Me The Horizon.
IKTPQ entered the studio in 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, In Flames, Dimmu Brogir, Architects UK) to record Beloved, their much-anticipated third album.
Having overcome so much adversity during their 13-year existence, I Killed The Prom Queen have a fresh lease on life and a newfound desire to leave an indelible mark on the world stage. Look out, planet.
Catch IKTPQ live in the UK:
May 21 Mo’ Club – Southampton
May 22 The White Rabbit – Plymouth
May 23 53 Degrees – Preston
May 24 Slam Dunk Leeds
May 25 Slam Dunk London/Hatfield
May 26 Slam Dunk Wolverhampton
I Killed The Prom Queen is:
Jona Weinhofen (guitar/vocals/keyboards)
Kevin Cameron (guitar)
Jamie Hope (vocals)
Benjamin Coyte (bass)
Shane O’Brien (drums)