Robert Asencio : Bass
Kevin Izquierdo : Guitar
Abbad Ibn Townsend : Drums
Nelson Ceron : Vocals
New Jersey based Killed the Fixtion grew up together as friends, following on from injuries from aggressive inline skating taking their toll they all picked up instruments sometime around 2009 and the rest as they say is history.
Killed the Fixtion currently have their first single "Pulse" available on their facebook page (links at the end of the post) so Heavy Metal Bullet decided to take a listen...
The single starts off heavy on the percussion and bass generating a heavy sound from the start. The mixture of vocal styles with an almost James Hetfield style clean vocals interweaving with some rougher vocals adds layers and depth to the track. The guitar solo that comes in around two thirds of the way through completes the full showcase for the band and the end result is a really good metal track but with hints of different genres shining through to give the band a more individual sounding style.
The breakthrough of other styles within an essentially metal track is not surprising when viewing the bands wide range of influences from Pantera to Willie Nelson and from 2Pac through to Miles Davies the band come across as people who really like music.
"In the end, we play what we feel and what is in our hearts"In terms of other releases the band do have a self released, self titled EP that was released in 2010 copies of which can be obtained through the band (contact details on the FB page), but looking forward Killed the Fixtion are currently finishing up their 2nd single release "Moonlite Blue" working at the Trax East Recording Studios with engineer Eric Rachel (previously worked with God Forbid, Mastodon and Black Dahlia Murder).
And so onto the Heavy Metal Bullet interview questions...
"The one that comes most clear to mind is the tradition of punching each others food into oblivion"Heavy Metal Bullet (HMB): What was the first Heavy Metal album you bought?
Nelson Ceron (NC): Korn - "Follow the Leader"
Robert Asencio (RA): My brother always bought heavy metal albums so I listened to everything. My 1st albums I ever bought were Bee Gees "Greatest Hits", 50 Cent "Get Rich or Die Trying" and Kid Rock "Devil without a Care". Bawitdaba was the heaviest shit I heard at seven years old
Abbad Ibn Townsend (AIT): Metallica - "And Justice For All"
Kevin Izquierdo (KI): Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
HMB: What was the last Heavy Metal Album you bought?
NC: Down - "NOLA"
RA: At The Gates - "Slaughter of The Soul"
AIT: Dethklok - "Dethalbum II"
KI: Opeth - "Heritage" (Won it from Jose Mangin of Headbangers Ball)
HMB: Do you own any albums you would be embarrassed to tell a metal head you own?
Killed The Fixtion (KTF): No, we are not embarrassed by anything we own. We love and listen to all music. We really don't care about what anybody thinks. We know who we are.
HMB: What's the strangest thing you have seen at a gig?
KTF: Strangest thing was when we went to a Misfits Concert and we were in a pit with someone dressed as The Ultimate Warrior. It was great! Another great concert we played was a Bachata/Merengue Dance Party, it was a mix of properly dressed people with dirty metal heads. It was so strange, but awesome. It was a fan's birthday party. We love you Casey!
HMB: Any funny band related stories you would like to share?
KTF: There are so many funny stories within this band. The one that comes most clear to mind is the tradition of punching each others food into oblivion. After gigs we are starving so we go eat at a diner or resturant. There is usually one moment that sparks the event and then all hell breaks loose. Peoples looks at us are always priceless. We then proceed to eat what's left.
HMB: Anything else you would like to add?
KTF: We would love to thank all our KTF family out there that are supporting us and sharing us with the whole world. We would love to thank Hellhound Rehearsal Studio in Rahway, NJ for all their constant support. Our manager Rigo Asencio for his hard work and diligence with helping us so much. Thank you to WSOU Street Patrol & Jersey Rock Maria Mar for all their help with pushing us on the radio.
And so that sums it up and all that remains is for you to check out "Pulse" on the facebook site and to wait in anticipation for "Moonlite Blue"!