Holy sh*t, is this for real? Killing California has managed to put together a nearly perfect collection of songs on "Goin' South"! No pop punk or emo nonsense here, this is Orange County hardcore with some serious balls!! The best comparison for these guys would be Dez-era Black Flag mixed with Zeke & early Neurosis. Fast, heavy, mean, loud, in your face & f*cking intense!
Killing California began in January of 2004 in the southern Orange County beach town of San Clemente, Ca. The band set out to shake up the poppy Beach blvd. sound Orange County is typically known for by going for a revved up, dirtier, grittier approach.
Void of your clichéd punk fashion the band used its thick guitars, intense vocals and rock-n-roll swagger to develop a unique sound not only to Orange County but to punk rock music in general.
With their blue collar DIY work ethic, the band has been fortunate to build on one gig after the other, priding themselves on an intense live show which has lead to a loyal following, a steady tour schedule and numerous opening spots with national acts including: TSOL, CLUTCH, THE DISTILLERS, DI, SMOGTOWN, DR. KNOW, JFA, THE CROWD, NARCOLEPTIC YOUTH, CH3, SMUT PEDDLERS, and many, many more.
Focusing on the aspects of their sound that has differentiated them from others since the beginning. Their two guitar attack showcases hardcore intensity with rock-no roll groove while the in your face vocals are delivered
with honest punk rock introspection.
With a new batch of songs, their best material to date, the band has now joined forces with Basement Records. Killing California's new full length cd "Goin' South" is a totally heavy, mean and ominous sounding record. You will be fully exhausted after just one listening. The band will be
gearing up to hit the road this coming fall in support of the new album.
For fans of.....ZEKE, TSOL, MOTORHEAD & BLACK FLAG