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Glamour of the Kill (also styled as GOTK) are an English band from York. They had a Kerrang! video of the week with the track "Feeling Alive".

Glamour of the Kill
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Lead singer Davey Richmond performing at Breakout Festival, 2014
Background information
Also known asGOTK
OriginYork, England, United Kingdom
GenresPost-hardcore, metalcore, heavy metal
Years active2007–2015, 2016; 2018–present
LabelsSiege of Amida
Associated actsAxeWound
Members
  • Davey Richmond
  • Chris Gomerson
  • Mike Kingswood
  • Ben Thomson

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HistoryEdit

"Glamour of the Kill" were formed in January 2007. They take their name from a line in the title track of He Is Legend's 2004 album, I Am Hollywood. The band's mainstream popularity was assisted by a 10/10 Metal Hammer review for their debut demo EP, Through the Dark They March. This led to tours with Bullet for My Valentine, Darkest Hour and Avenged Sevenfold.

They have cited major influences as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Black Flag, The Ramones, Nirvana, Sepultura, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, and Korn.

2008Edit

In 2008, the band released their first licensed EP, Glamour of the Kill, with independent label Siege of Amida Records. This EP contained a re-recorded version of one the previous EP's tracks, "Rise From Your Grave". Glamour of the Kill was given positive ratings from critics throughout the UK.

On 15 June, the band made an appearance at Download Festival alongside Coheed & Cambria, In Flames, Within Temptation and others.[1]

2009Edit

2009 saw the band support the likes of Escape The Fate and Wednesday 13 as well as making as this, GOTK played at the UK leg of Sonisphere, a European festival Headlined by Metallica and Linkin Park. This later lead to the band touring with DragonForce in the UK in the winter of 2009. The track "A Hope In Hell" was also featured on the game Dirt 2.

2010Edit

2010 has already seen the band playing Eurosonic Festival, a massive 38 date headline UK tour with support from Yashin titled "In For The Kill". The band have also appeared at Powerfest, Amsterdam, they also played the Red Bull stage at Download Festival 2010.[2]

On 28 October 2010, the band announced their first studio album, The Summoning. A statement from the band via email to the G.O.L.D Members read "We are very happy to announce that our debut album "The Summoning" will be hitting all stores across Europe on 24 January 2011."

On 13 November 2010, the band released the video for the first single off the upcoming album: "Feeling Alive".[3] The video then went on to become an exclusive on Kerrang! - becoming Video of the Week.

The Summoning (2011)Edit

On 24 January 2011, Glamour of the Kill released their first full studio album - The Summoning. This album was supported by a 29-date tour of the UK, starting on 17 February at The Lamp in Hull, with the final date on 2 April; when the band played The Cockpit in Leeds. They continued their presence in the Dirt video game series, with "Feeling Alive" being on the soundtrack of Dirt 3.

From 5 October 2011 Glamour of the Kill will be one of the support acts for Forever The Sickest Kids UK tour along with Decade and Action Item. They played in Norwich, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Portsmouth and London. The tour ended on 13 October in London.

For the first time, Glamour of the Kill played their full debut album in its entirety in Manchester, Newcastle, York and Leicester from 15 to 18 December.

Savages (2012–2015)Edit

The band opened for We Came as Romans and Alesana along with Iwrestledabearonce across Europe and the UK in Jan/Feb. They then joined a European tour with Yashin and Dear Superstar across Europe in March/April. They were then added as the local support for the Newcastle date of the 2012 Jägermeister Music Tour, supporting Skindred, Therapy? and Black Spiders. The event was performed at the O2 Academy in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 12 April 2012.[4] Shortly after the band signed to eOne Entertainment Music worldwide. October/November saw the band fly out for their first tour of the USA on the Inked Music Tour along with Alesana, In Fear and Faith, Vampires Everywhere and This or the Apocalypse. Nov/Dec Band enter the studio to work on their second full-length album with producer Joey Sturgis and engineer Nick Scott. On 16 July, the first single off the band's upcoming second album, Savages, was released, entitled "Break".[5]

On 3 September, the new music video for "Second Chance" was released on YouTube.[6]

In September 2013, Glamour of the Kill toured alongside The Defiled as the support to Motionless in White on their Infamous UK Tour 2013.[7]

In March and April 2014, the band toured as main support for Heaven's Basement on their Welcome Home Tour.[8]

On 22 July 2015, the band announced that they were splitting up via an official statement on their Facebook page:

Resurrection (2018)Edit

On 17 March 2018, the band officially announced their comeback.

On 23 October 2018, the band released a new single called "Fire Fight" from the new upcoming album "Resurrection".[11]

On 4 January 2019, the music video for "Resurrection", the title track off of the album, was released via the band's YouTube channel.[12]

Band membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
EPs
Compilations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Download Festival 2008". Download. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Download Festival 2010". Download. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Glamour of the Kill - Feeling Alive (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Local Support Acts Confirmed For Jagermeister Music Tour With Skindred & Therapy?". Stereoboard. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Glamour of the Kill - Break (feat. Michael Vampire) - Official Lyric Video". YouTube. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Glamour of the Kill - Second Chance (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  7. ^ "NEWS: Motionless In White confirm headline UK tour for September 2013!". DEAD PRESS!. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  8. ^ "NEWS: Heaven's Basement confirm headline UK/Ireland tour for March 2014!". DEAD PRESS!. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Glamour Of The Kill break up". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Glamour Of The Kill Announce Band Going On Indefinite Hiatus". Rock Sins. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Glamour Of The Kill - Fire Fight - Official Video". 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Glamour Of The Kill - Resurrection - Official Video". 4 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.

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