KILL THE CLIENT
The idea to create a southern grind band that would up the ante
in American grindcore came about in July 2002, exactly one day
after the demise of founding members Chris Andrews and James
Delgado's sludge band EOTS. Violent, blistering grind seemed like
the only interesting option after wandering the destructive
quagmire of slow-as-mud riffs and pummeling sound levels for a few
years, learning their instruments and gaining stage experience.
The two immediately enlisted guitarist Stevan Koye as well as
Morgan, one of Dallas' most recognized figures of violence and
overall destruction on vocals. With the initial lineup intact the
band quickly released two self produced CDR demos and at least 1000
of these demos were sold, given away, stolen and traded around the
region. The band quickly gained a reputation for laying stages to
waste and opening for many of the best touring bands in metal,
grind, and doom from around the country with outstanding
September 2004 brought the release of the band's first official
cd release, "Wage Slave", by a small regional hardcore label called
Counterintelligence Recordings. Although the CD received zero
formal promotion it was openly received and praised by the
grindcore community helping the band immensely. Maximum Rock and
Roll called the CD "one of the best grind albums..in
years". Other reviews called the release "one of the most
intense performances ever committed to CD" while others
repeatedly drew comparisons to such legendary and respected acts
such as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer and the like.
Immediately following the recording of Wage Slave, guitarist
Steven Koye exited the line up to pursue more serious endeavors.
Within a matter of days a good friend of the band, Jody Roberts
(ex- Kalibas), moved from New York to fill in for a period of time
playing 20+ shows as part of the lineup.
Early 2005 led to some important landmarks in solidifying the
long term future of the band. Original EOTS guitarist and good
friend of the band Chris Richardson joined as permanent guitarist.
The band signed to Willowtip records and then toured the east coast
to participate in both the Maryland Deathfest (which hosts many of
the most important worldwide bands in the genre year to year) as
well as the Boston Doom and Grind fest with great success.
October/November will mark both the bands second release titled
"Escalation of Hostility" on the mighty Willowtip records (with a
European release planned with Earache Records). A Central U.S.
and West coast tour with Lair of the Minotaur (Southern Lord) is
also in the works.