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Lanky axeman Jona Weinhofen has appeared in Blunt Magazine in his jocks to reveal the latest plans of the revived I Killed The Prom Queen.

I Killed The Prom Queen in 2011

He spoke about the reasons behind former frontman Michael Crafter not rejoining the band:

“There were a number of reasons we decided not to move forward with Crafter, and I guess the biggest one was, without being offensive to him, we parted ways with the guy in 2005 originally and I guess some of those reasons are still valid.

“The reason we did the Say Goodbye tour was almost as a favour to everyone so he could do it and we could all have a bit of fun and we could then close that chapter of the Prom Queen book.”

Jona live with I Killed The Prom Queen

Jona also spoke about how potential new material could turn out:

“We have not completed a single new song. We do have four years of riffs though; stuff from Music For the Recently Deceased that didn’t get used, stuff that I wrote in Bring Me The Horizon for There Is A Hell… that didn’t get used, stuff that Kev wrote for In Trenches that didn’t get used. There is so much spare riffage lying around that it shouldn’t be a problem to bash out something pretty sweet.

“I can’t say what it would sound like at all. I had an idea of what the last Bring Me The Horizon record would sound like and that turned out almost the polar opposite. Now that we have all been in such different bands – Kev in his hessian riff attack band and JJ is playing rapcore, then me playing choir mosh so we’re pretty much gong to be a hessian rapcore choir mosh band!”

I Killed The Prom Queen are joining The Amity Affliction on the Destroy Music tour in May, featuring new singer Jamie Hope, formerly of The Red Shore. See all the tour details here.

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The crowd squeezed into the sweaty Next bandroom to catch three fine proponents of hardcore on this winter’s eve. First up was Melbourne’s own Vultures, who play no-frills dirty hardcore. I was looking forward to their performance as I dug their recorded output. They were featuring a new front-man, Sean Walton, who unfortunately couldn’t match the harsh mid-range shout of their previous vocalist Tyson Daniel, instead sticking to the lower register. The band nonetheless showcased some nice melodies and an energetic stage show. Next inexplicably played pop-punk video hits on a screen behind the band for the entire show.

A rare moment: Kev (In Trenches) with both feet on the ground.

Scene vets In Trenches were up next, with the legendary Ben Coyte (Day of Contempt) on vocals, and IKTPQ alumnus Kevin Cameron on guitar duties. The punters were in for a treat as In Trenches pummeled their way through a brutal, dynamic and intense set of songs from their debut album, Relive and Regret. If you haven’t seen them live yet, do yourself a favour and catch one of Australia’s finest progressive hardcore bands. Cameron did not stop moving the entire set, leaping about like a man possessed and endangering any photographers foolish enough to stand close to his guitar onslaught. The band featured a new line-up, having recently returned to the live scene after an extended break, with new faces Robert Allen on guitar and Adrian Horsman on drums. Horsman showed off some wicked chops on the kit, although his solo section in Adrift didn’t have the groove that previous skinsman Joel Taylor brought to the band. The band incorporated ambient sections that flowed seamlessly between their crushing riffs, which is something that few hardcore acts pull off.  They are currently writing for their second album and are doing a small East coast tour this month, hitting Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane over Nov 10-13. Catch them if you get the chance, In Trenches shows are not all that common.

Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Ben Coyte (In Trenches).

Total fucking chaos ensued right after headliners Antagonist A.D. launched into their first song, with the band heading across the Tasman after running out of heads to crush in their homeland. Anyone who had seen them before would know what to expect: fast, heavy metallic hardcore, and by god did they deliver on this night. No ambient sections to be found here, as frontman Sam Crocker parted the seas of hardcore kids with a raise of a microphone. Not the type of band that shines on record, they were in their element onstage, face to face with their fans. Crocker announced that this would be their last show before undertaking their first European tour with Byron Bay hardmen 50 Lions and Canadian band Grave Maker. After thoroughly destroying everyone’s eardrums, the band said their goodbyes, leaving the punters to wander home dazed, or continue to pay ludicrous Next drink prices, you can guess which option I took.

Mic grab courtesy of Sam Crocker (Antagonist A.D.)

Robert Allen and Paul Milne of In Trenches

Kev abuses his guitar while Adrian continues his battery of the kit.

Ben Coyte

Lumberjack sighting ahoy

Milne gets lowe

‘The new guy’

Kev demonstrates the power stance