The Kill

The Kill (2000-2002, 2002-2003, 2008-present): a Thrash Metal band from Melborne, Australia.


he Kill was born from the ashes of Open Wound in the summer of 2000. With Robert Polzella on guitar and Jay Jones on drums they discovered the "Geelong Red Neck" Neil Cuthbertson former of Undinism to produce a Grindcore assault.

After grinding for a year, they recorded several songs, 11 tracks were licensed for a demo released on 'No Escape Records'; the resulting cassette, The Kill (2000), was limited to 100 copies only. Some of the tracks were incorporated on 2 separate split EP's, the first 7 tracks taken from the demo were also released on 'Mortville Records' on a split 7" EP with Swedish act Retaliation titled simply The Kill/Retaliation; 700 copies were pressed, the last 4 tracks taken from the demo were released on 'Dry Retch Records' on a 4-way split 7" EP titled Wrong Side Of The Tracks (2001) with Canadian act Dahmer, Czech band Needful Things and American act Lucifer Larynx; with 1000 copies pressed.

Approximately one moth later The Kill died, due to Jones leaving; 11 months later, however, Jones than decided to reunite and continue to thrash with the band once again. After playing many shows throughout Australia with local, interstate and overseas bands, another 14 tracks were recorded at a friend's house for a case of beer. The Kill soon after then parted with Cuthbertson. After a few weeks rest they managed to get Tony Forde from Blood Duster to take on his roll in the band. But once again, Jones decided to leave for the second and last time and the band split again.

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Left with 14 tracks recorded for the 'No Escape Records' recording, 12 of those tracks would be split and shared for two separate split 7" EP's with both Swedish acts Birdflesh on 'Regurgitated Semen Records' titled The Soundtrack To Your Violence (2003), and Regurgitate on 'Bad People Records' titled The Kill/Birdflesh Split (2003).

After a compilation and a live album, the Shower of Bricks EP appeared in 2011, followed along with Make 'Em Suffer (2012), Kill Them...All (2015) and Speed Freak Killer EP (2015) featuring Nik Kennedy on vocals.

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Nation Australia
City Melborne
Promotional Address Unknown
Genre Thrash Metal
Formations 3
Web Unknown
Active Years 2000-2002, 2002-2003, 2008-
E-Mail Unknown
Last Modified 2021-07-30
RRCA File Code UC000739
Diskery ID 1185

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