Canadian rockers Killinger have been tapped as support for Volbeat and HellYeah on their upcoming tour of the United States in July 2012. Prior to the commencement of these dates, Killinger will be featured at the 8th Annual Boonstock Music & Arts Festival in Gibbons, Alberta, in Canada on June 30th alongside such rock heavyweights as Korn, Puddle Of Mudd and Volbeat. Killinger was also honored last month in their hometown with the 2012 Edmonton Music “People’s Choice” Award.
Killinger’s self-titled, full-length debut was released in North America via Sunmor Entertainment, distributed by BDG, distributed by RED Distribution, LLC (a division of Sony Music Entertainment). The album features a powerful, yet contemporary rock sound, which incorporates the best elements of 80's hard rock and metal. Produced by Rick Plester (Michael Schenker, George Lynch) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Chickenfoot, Metallica), KILLINGER contains catchy melodies, big guitar riffs and even a guest appearance by guitar great George Lynch.
With an over-the-top live show, the band has already established a solid fanbase in Western Canada, touring with the likes of Lynch Mob and Stryper. Of Killinger, Exclaim! best describes their sound as “gritty, double-time rock with soaring vocals and dive-bomb guitar solos…”, while The Belleville Intelligencer avows, “Laden with crunching guitars, thunderous drums and old-school lyrics…the sound is huge, like the classic arena rock albums of the 1980's…”
Killinger is: frontman Dave Williams, lead guitarist Kevin Morin, bassist Justin Craig, and drummer Chris Challice.