Ahren Gray - Vocals @Ahren_KTM
Kris Armbruster - Guitar @Kris_KTM
Jon Arbar - Guitar @Jon_KTM_
Conrad Daniels - Bass @Conrad_KTM
Willie Malpica - Drums @Willloko_KTM
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 09, 2016 - Southern California metal-core staples Killing The Messenger today released their first single in over a year “Fuel To The Fire” on all major digital platforms, accompanied by a music video release that was premiered worldwide via EMP Label Group. This debut single serves as the first glimpse of their upcoming full-length album of the same name, the follow up to their wide successful self-released “What Matter Most”, which had brought the band to the forefront of the San Diego metal scene, earning their spot as a top draw since it’s release in 2014.
The band enters their second album cycle with confidence, looking to break out into the scene on a national level. "We wanted to find a balance between continuity and progression. We never wanted to change our sound but achieving that and also creating something new isn't an easy task! We feel we hit the nail on the head with this album”, says band frontman and founder Ahren Gray. Their confidence is validated by an ever-growing team backing them up, lead by 25-year A&R/management veteran Thom Hazaert. Through the work of this newly assembled team, and the raw talent and passion of the band, Killing The Messenger has demanded the attention of both fans and strategic partners, having recently announced endorsement relationships with Schecter Guitars and Sinister Picks. All of this has laid the groundwork for an incredibly ambitious album cycle. As guitarist Jon Arbar says, "We couldn't have dreamt of what this album has become. So many hours have gone into writing, rewriting and collaborating on these songs and I'm truly proud of what we've produced. The heavy, the soft, the deep and complex, we tried to encapsulate it all to give the listener a truly memorable product."