On the sofa today we have Kill All The Gentlemen. KATG are a 4 piece metal band from Exeter in Devon who have been making waves across the UK with their amazing sounds. Since winning the Hobgoblin Bloodstock online video competition in 2014 there simply has been no stopping them! Drummer Olan Parkingson chats to TBFM’s Mucka Jay…
What was the last album you purchased?
Pig Destroyer Prowler In The Yard Re-issue
If your music could be used in an advert on TV, what would you most like it to be advertising?
I don’t know, something that people would actually want. Maybe an XBox game or beer, that’s an obvious one I guess. Or we have a track called The Deepest Depth, maybe that could be used for a Tampon add, or to encourage men to go for prostate exams.
If you were to do a cover of a song, what would it be and why?
Christ, so many. Well I am on a bit of a Pig Destroyer trip at the moment and I used to play in a death/grind band so I do miss some playing that stuff sometimes. There is a great track on Pig Destroyer’s Terrifyer called Towering Flesh, I love that track, it would be a lot dirtier than any of the KATG stuff but I reckon we could pull it off. I do know Adam has been checking Prowler and Terrifyer out so you never know!
Dead or alive, which band would you most like to co-headline with?
Morbid Angel. I supported them years ago when they were on the Domination tour, with my old band Abaddon Incarnate from Ireland. Pete Sandoval used my drum stool 🙂
I know Dave Vincent is gone again but he is an awesome guy. The whole band were cool, in spite of their success they were really quite humble. But just watching them was incredible, watching Pete soundcheck was such a privilege for me, amazing.
What has been the most memorable moment in your musical career so far?
It would have to be playing Bloodstock last year. We won the Hobgoblin Metal To The Masses video competition out of 100 or so bands and played on the Saturday. The crew there were amazing, so helpful and encouraging, it was awesome. Big festivals are great, but there is something really cool about the slightly smaller ones that are cool. Bloodstock always has a great atmosphere and when you think of its humble beginnings it’s a great success story. There is a lot of support for unsigned bands in this country, Breaking Bands, which we are playing next year is a great example. Definitely want to play more festivals next year.
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry, what would it be?
Probably take it back 20 years or so where bands got signed based on whether they could actually play or not. Anyone can produce a good quality recording now. And it becomes easy to dismiss a band when they submit songs to a label. I liked that you had to get together a physical promo pack, I think people were more inclined to listen to the cd or at least give it a bit more attention than they do to mp3s or whatever is submitted electronically. The internet makes things a lot easier in some ways, checking out bands on Facebook or Youtube is great but it takes away some of the mystery, makes everything overly accessible. So yeah I think I would lik it if things were stripped back a bit and it was about tape trading, demos and going to gigs and getting pissed, headbanging and falling over. Thanks.
For more information about Kill All The Gentlemen, visit www.killallthegentlemen.com
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