Some of the craziest stuff comes out of Florida, and to add to the headlines is the powerful new album “The Violence Sessions” from locals KILL THE IMPOSTER. Not to be cliche, but this upcoming album is non-stop chaotic energy from the opening track “Broken Crown” to the final banger “Unfit Coward” ft. Taylor Barber (Left To Suffer).
Nothing will slow down KTI, not even a pandemic! As they explain: “We are always writing and creating content for our fans, this is our outlet and our fans feel and feed off that energy, which just fuels us to keep going and doing more. We are very excited to share this chaotic roller coaster of an album with the world. The hope is that everyone who hears it has a physical reaction. Our goal with “The Violence Sessions” was to create an album that gives you the outlet you have been needing. This album will make you move. No fluff. All heavy.”
Just like an alligator being thrown into a drive-through window, “The Violence Sessions” is impossible to ignore. It’s tight, angry, and the perfect accompaniment for driving, the gym, or getting pummeled in a pit at a gig.
“The Violence Sessions” is the third release from KTI, following 2019’s “The Decimation” and 2020 “A Strain Of Agony” EP. Today, we’re thrilled to give you its early stream and insightful track by track commentary below!
For fans of Emmure, Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Alpha Wolf
Upcoming live shows:
May 28 – Cocoa, FL – The Crying Monk (Album release show)
Aug 20 – Winter Park, FL – The Haven Lounge – Central Florida Metal Fest w/ The Convalescence, The Crowned
Sept 5 – 9 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
Sept 26 – Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Fest w/ Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, All That Remains, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Islander
Sept 28 – Lake Odessa, MI – At The Race Track Fest w/ The Convalescence
Kill The Imposter is an Orlando, USA-based deathcore band that was formed in late 2018. Pulling musical inspiration from everywhere, the intention of this four-piece band is to make you move in any capacity you see fit.
Coming from local and national bands, Kill The Imposter brings experience, drive, and mayhem, to the stage. The quartet banded together over a shared love for heavy and violent music, after sharing the stage for one song they knew they had something special, so they sat down together and within a week had 3 songs written and a video lined up. They haven’t stopped since that first sit down, and they won’t stop.
One of the founding members Danny Arrieta (guitar) is the primary music writer getting help with arrangement by Johnny Nobody (vocals). Nick Colvin (drums) carries the aggressive speed and heavy grooves with Wilson Bembry ( bass) definitely sharing and blending the thundering lows and technical playing between all of it.
Since they got together, Kill The Imposter has released “The Decimation” (2019), “A Strain Of Agony” (2020) and “The Violence Sessions” (2021). They have pummeled the stages of Central Florida Metal Fest and Tampa DeathFest and played alongside heavy hitters such as Nile and Terrorizer.
Track by track rundown:
Words by Kill The Imposter
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑢𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑠 𝑞𝑢𝑜.
Between world events and personal challenges, we have collectively felt our music has been fueled by a refusal to back down and be told we can not do this. From lockdowns to police visits the anger and pain in this album can be felt from the first second to the last beat. Our brothers in Rivers (Orlando,Fl) has been dropping hit after hit and inspiring us to continue to step up our game, their last single “Timeline” is next level- Steel sharpens steel. There is no stop, there is no rest, there is only violence.
The album starts hard and fast with Unfit Coward. This song was born from a place of rage. Keyboard warriors and cowards who hide behind anonymity while they spread hate and lies with impunity and without worry, but when confronted and called out privately apologize while leaving a wake of consequences they refuse to own up to. Cowards who would rather save face than be honest. Snakes who will ask for your help while striking you on the way up. The anger is captured perfectly in the breakdown…”And a voice told me, destroy this man” Guest vocals courtesy of Taylor Barber (Left To Suffer) who along with Johnny together bring a guttural assault on the senses and bring the heavy heavy.
This follows up with False Prophet, another up-tempo banger that keeps the sonic assault moving. False Prophet is about dealing with those in the scene/industry that try to be bigger than they are and pull everyone into their wake. They promise you the world and all the while using you to their ends and means. Those that call you family but will replace you in a heartbeat. Loyalty and brotherhood/family are just words used to hide their selfish motives. The chorus jumps and moves with a drive that fuels the crowd to throw down hard.
Broken Crown has that dirty south feel to it and it gets your neck and head moving to the groove. Relationships can be painful and when the kingdom is shattered- a broken crown is found. Pains of the heart bring out the rawest of emotions and the uncertainty and eventual degradation of the future drive the end of this song and is going to open up the pits hard this summer when this starts getting played. One of the newest singles and sure to be an instant banger.
When the Pandemic hit, we like a lot of people in the industry were hit hard. With tours lined up and a lot of national supporting shows, it was supposed to be another breakout year. National lockdowns and regulations were a setback, but we didn’t take it lying down either. We wanted to slam a Mace into all the closed doors to us at the time. From Speakeasys to private shows we did everything we could to maintain the course and push through the pandemic. The time not allowed to perform just pushed us and that bleak outlook is felt live on this track when the bottom is dropped in the breakdowns and the music dive bombs into the key of mud for an arm swinging fist throwing high kicking good time.
In the New York area, there is a small place called Dongan Hills that Johnny spent a lot of his youth hanging and growing up.
Evil Ways is for everyone who has been in a project and poured hard work into making a demo or idea or full song just to be told no, it’s too (blank), it’s not (blank) enough. A lot of the inspiration of this band came from being told over and over through the years that your voice and contributions mattered when in reality you’re being used for one reason or another. As a unit we work hard together to ensure each of our voices and characteristics is represented throughout- we are a family and thrive together. Wilson brought this idea and from the jump, we all just felt that spark and it wrote itself out quickly. The is the latest single recorded and we still get smiles when this one starts up. The intro builds and once that beat drops, heads are gonna roll.
And the one that started it all. Suffer Alone was the first song written for this project and is the most requested song at every show. Some of the riffs and squeals from this song have been kicking around in my head since high school. As mentioned before, every band I have ever played in has heard these riffs and it was always “too heavy”. After a rough tour and an inflection point in my life, The boys and I said Fuck it and started this band. Within 2 hours, Suffer Alone was demo tracked, and within the week a music video was shot. From the jump, we have done things our way and will continue to be the tip of the spear for the heavy scene where ever we go.
We are Kill The Imposter, make sure to catch us next time we roll through town, there are upcoming tour plans we are announcing soon so stay tuned. You can find our merch at [email protected] , we are active on FB and IG, dropping new merch frequently, and you can spin the tracks on Killtheimposter.bandcamp.com, Spotify or Apple Music – whatever is easiest for you I promise were on the platform interacting. We promise to bring you a live, active, heavy and violent set you will never forget.