Brooklyn / London, UK, NY, US Rock,
The Killing Floor Photo Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, Anglo-American rock quartet The Killing Floor has already drawn comparisons from the press to Foo Fighters, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, and Guns n’ Roses. The band, which consists of brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici from London and Marco Argiro and Chris Bunatta of NYC, came together in 2009 after meeting at Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. The band has toured the East Coast of America and also completed very successful UK tours, including a tour with Jesse Malin, playing to sold-out crowds and gaining early support from the BBC and other various UK radio stations.
After recording their debut album in 2011, The Killing Floor secured Hollywood legend Joel Schumacher to direct the music video for their rock anthem “Star Baby.” The video was released on June 12, 2012. Schumacher has directed many well-known films, such as The Lost Boys, Batman Forever, Phantom of the Opera, A Time to Kill, Flatliners, Falling Down, and St. Elmo’s Fire, as well as the music videos for INXS’s “Devil Inside,” Bush’s “Letting the Cables Sleep,” and Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose.”
The Killing Floor combines the best of British and American rock to form a truly unique sound that’s both powerful and impassioned. Displaying tight musicianship and strong songwriting, TKF mixes the best of hard rock with the melodic flow of indie and alternative rock.
Tour History Highlights:
-CBGB Music Festival, July 2012
-Opening Support for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, April 2012
-NYC Fashion Week, February 2011
-Dewey Beach Music Conference, 2011
-US Northeast Tour (NY, PA, NJ, DE), Summer/Fall 2011
-UK Tour with Jesse Malin (Bristol, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Wales, Manchester, London, Norwich), Summer 2010
-US East Coast Tour (NY, VA, NC, FL), Fall 2009
-The Great Escape Festival (UK), 2009
-Liverpool Sound City Festival, 2009
The Killing Floor: Mark Alberici, Oliver Alberici, Marco Argiro, Chris Bunatta
Where: London / New York City
When: Fontanas, NYC (gigs held monthly)
Why: For fifty years, the UK and US have led the rest of the planet by the hand through that greatest of musical and cultural revolutions we all lovingly know as Rock n’ Roll. So it’s probably not the worst idea to bring those two worlds together in a head-on collision of British melody and American grit – which is exactly what The Killing Floor have done.
London brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici, together with Marco Argiro and Chris Bunatta of New York City, have laid down their compelling fusion sound in the famous Electric Lady Studios, resulting in the 2011 self-titled debut album which showcases a cross-Atlantic formula that makes them the perfect choice as the latest headliners of Live4ever’s Presents series of gigs held monthly at Fontanas, NYC.
The Killing Floor ‘Shout’