Once again SIX REASONS TO KILL evolved their sound on ‘Architects of Perfection’, the latest effort of the Koblenz-based fivepiece. The new material again closes the gap between modern and extreme Death Metal, the bands very own Hardcore influence, some laid-back atmospheric sounds and a heavy flirt with electronica. Longtime friend and collaborator Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer (Crematory, Agathodamion, Sieges Even) once again handled mixing duties and designed another heavy hitting masterpiece. This is the Vinyl-Version of ‘Architects of Perfection’. Strictly Limited to 300 copies!
Founded in 1999 when the hybrid of Metal and Hardcore was a strictly underground phenomenon SIX REASONS TO KILL managed to improve their sound steadily. The starting shot was given with their debut Death Metal-Hardcore-Bastard “Kiss The Demon“, released on ALVERAN RECORDS and HOWLING-BULL, Japan, containing a midtempo groove-based sound, followed by two split-releases (with ABSIDIA and DEADLOCK). Their development towards a more elaborated sound during the early releases is evident.
The second full-length “Reborn” marked a point when the sound changed completely to a harmony-added powerful and converging songwriting. “Reborn” got released on BASTARDIZED RECORDINGS, got licensed to TRIBUNAL RECORDS for the USA and GODS CHILD MUSIC for Asia and Japan – again a statement for the international demand for their artistic talent. An inflationary amount of changes in the line-up (some members joined CALIBAN and DEADSOIL) obstructed the view forward within the next years. But every loss has its benefits: In the retrospective these circumstances lead to the strongest and most energetic line-up in the history of SIX REASONS TO KILL.
Within the years SIX REASONS TO KILL played countless shows, festivals and tours throughout Europe from Scotland to Slovenia with bands from both sides, the Metal- and the Hardcore scene such as HATEBREED (Tour 2001), HELLCHILD (Tour 1999), BURNING SKIES (European Tour 2005), TESTAMENT, SHADOWS FALL, BLEEDING THROUGH, GOD FORBID, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, VADER, CALIBAN, NAPALM DEATH, WALLS OF JERICHO, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, THROWDOWN and many more. Their lyrics deal with social topics like discrimination, environmental exploitation, racism, war and human rights. The bands supreme goal is to make people think and to tear down some unnecessary walls. They always stand in for tolerance and an open-minded attitude.