Summon: How did the band get started?
Christian: Killerfix was a project that Craig started and had been working on for a few years. About 3 years ago we became a band and started writing the debut album; ‘Bridge of Disorder’.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Christian: Metal. First and foremost we are a metal band. There seem to be so many sub-genres and categories in metal now. But when asked this question, the simple answer is Metal.
Summon: How has the band response been?
Christian: The response has been great, we’ve had some awesome reviews of ‘Bridge Of Disorder’ from press over here in the UK and also in Europe. The response has been really positive from live shows too.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Christian: That is a question which I can’t answer. The name was in place (tattooed in some cases) before I got involved.
Summon: Introduce the band members
Christian: Vocals – Craig Wilson
Guitars – Christian Lloyd (Myself) and James Fitzpatrick
Bass – Sean Brennan
Drums – Mat Curr
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Christian: We all bring ideas when writing music. Bridge Of Disorder was a combination of Craig, James, myself and our old bass player. James and Craig have been extremely busy on the next album and have written some killer tracks. Craig writes all the lyrics which is completely understandable, when you’re the front man and vocalist you really have to believe and feel every lyric.
Summon: Where do the lyric ideas come from?
Christian: ‘Bridge Of Disorder’ is a concept record. I think you need to hear the album and listen to the lyrics without knowing too much about it.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Christian: One so far, ‘Bridge Of Disorder’ … it was released in download format worldwide in January this year.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Christian: The album has 8 tracks, it’s quite a mix of songs. When we write and produce the music, we do have a big emphasis on ‘songs’ and the need for melody. We understand a good song has a strong structure with variation. There are some real surprises on the album. For me, one of my favorite tracks is ‘Beckoning’, it’s the opening track on the album. We wrote it about 3 years ago now, it was one of the first tracks I wrote with Craig and I remember being really pleased when it started to take shape.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Christian: We have a lot of influences, we’re quite varied in our music tastes. Obviously, being a British band we all grew up listening to some classic British Metal (Black Sabbath for example) but there’s a lot of southern metal which has influenced us. You can probably hear influences from Pantera and Crowbar on the album as well as a lot of thrash. Again, being British we’ve got a lot of old prog over here, there are definitely elements of Pink Floyd and Peter Green which have influenced the album. A couple of us are big Hank Williams and Johnny Cash fans, Mat is a big hardcore fan and James is pretty big on his prog.
Summon: Which current bands?
Christian: It’s hard for us to say which current bands we are like, as we’re trying to create our own sound. We have been compared to bands such as Machine Head, Pantera and Lamb of God in reviews.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Christian: We’re quite a high energy band on stage and the audience really seem to connect with that.
Summon: Do you have any type of stage props or special clothing?
Christian: No props or special clothing… again we’re trying to let our own personalities come through and not to try and do what other bands would do. We pretty much wear what we would in an every day situation.
Summon: What was the best band you played with?
Christian: We’ve got a few good friends over here in London who are good to play with, we recently played with a band called Karmalener who were pretty damn good. We’re booking up some more shows with those guys.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in out of your country?
Christian: We got offered some European tour dates this summer but the timing didn’t fit in with commitments we already had. It was pretty disappointing for us to miss playing over there. There are definite touring plans being made for next year.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Christian: Since the release of the album this year, our crowds have gone from around 100 to anywhere between 200 and 250. Its been amazing to see it grow so quickly!
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Christian: Very good, we give 100% of ourselves on stage and the energy usually bounces straight back from the crowd.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal scene?
Christian: To be honest, I don’t know a lot about it. I used to live in a house with a dude who worked for Earache records and I used to listen to quite a lot of death metal and some black metal, it was mostly European bands. As you guys in the US generally do metal as well as anyone, I’m guessing you have a few great ones!
Summon: What do you think of the Norwegian and Swedish scenes?
Christian: They are very important to European metal. It may not be our thing but we have respect for the scene over there and its important that it continues to expand across the world.
Summon: Any plans on writing any new material?
Christian: Yeah, the second album is almost written, we’re hoping to track it over the summer. We’ve even started putting ideas down for the third album. We’re always busy writing and rehearsing.
Summon: Have you ever heard any band(s) that seemed like they were influenced by you guys? And do you like those bands?
Christian: We had a band in America ask if they could cover ‘Divided’ live. I thought that was pretty cool that our music has influenced someone in wanting to sound like us.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Christian: Believe me when I say, we are just getting warmed up.
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