It seems more often when a band shares their opinions about politics, society, or the state of public affairs within their lyrics the label of ‘Political’ comes to mind. Culture Killer does just that on their upcoming album Throes of Mankind, but the band is not interested on labels of any kind, they are just expressing their mind through their music, they are just reflecting what they think is wrong with society without following a political agenda.
Throes of Mankind, is a powerful and brutally honest album, designed to smash skulls in the mosh pit. At the same time the album paints a crude picture of what society really is nowadays. Tracks like Justice Through Retaliation, Blindfolded Death, or Flesh Empire are just a taste how straightforward this record is. Even though they are fairly new in the metal landscape, and there are other bands out there that reflect their social opinions using their music too, I think that in the case of Culture Killer, we have a more explosive and raw band than the typical angry band.
Last week we spoke with Culture Killer vocalist Ian Campbell about the band’s new album, their ideas behind it, getting signed by Metal Blade, and their upcoming tour with Whitechapel and Psycroptic.
Supporting Whitechapel, Psycroptic
11/02 Warren, MI The Ritz
11/03 Battle Creek, MI Music Factory
11/04 Ringle, WI Q & Z Expo Center
11/05 Danville, IL Vintage Villains
11/06 Cincinnati, OH Mad Frog
11/07 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
11/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
11/11 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/12 St Petersburg, FL State Theater
11/13 Orlando, FL Back Booth
11/14 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
11/16 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/17 McAllen, TX Sofie’s Saloon
11/18 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
11/19 Ft Worth, TX Tomcats
11/20 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Lounge
11/21 Nashville, TN The End