Australian purveyors of metalcore, I Killed The Prom Queen, stream their new album, Beloved, in its entirety a week before their February 18 US release date. The new album will be out February 14 in Australia and February 17 in Europe.
You can listen to the album in full at Alternative Press now.
Beloved is the first new album from I Killed The Prom Queen in six years and they are primed for their re-launch of epic proportions. Since forming in Adelaide, Australia in 2000, I Killed The Prom Queen have maintained a standard of excellence that has placed them head and shoulders above the pack. Hitting their peak around 2006 with the release of their sophomore effort, Music For The Recently Deceased, the five-piece garnered local chart success and built a loyal worldwide following. However in 2008, mounting pressure and internal strife led to their premature demise. Yet, ironically, the hugely successful Say Goodbye Australian tour, which was to be the band’s swan song, gave them the impetus to continue.
For several years the band lay dormant, as members went on to play in other bands. In 2011, I Killed The Prom Queen reclaimed their sound, style, history and legacy with an all new line up and original member Jona Weinhofen who spent time with Bleeding Through and Bring Me The Horizon. Joined by new screamer Jamie Hope, Shane O’Brien on drums, Kevin Cameron on guitar, Benjamin Coyte on bass and, of course, Jona bringing vocal choruses, guitar and keyboard to the mix.
I Killed The Prom Queen entered the studio in 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, In Flames, Dimmu Brogir, Architects UK) to record Beloved, their much-anticipated third album.
Weinhofen said: “We’ve really extended ourselves but we’ve done it in a way where it’s tasteful and it makes sense with the music. It’s not like we’ve gone from sounding like a metalcore band to sounding like Dimmu Borgir. It still sounds very much like Prom Queen.”
Having overcome so much adversity during their 13-year existence, I Killed The Prom Queen have a fresh lease on life and a new found desire to leave an indelible mark on the world stage.
You can catch I Killed The Prom Queen on the Take Action Tour this March through April with The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside and Dangerkids. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast. To purchase tickets, click here.
To pre-order Beloved, click here.