KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Assassins Level SXSW; March Through North America Continues

Melbourne thrash grind assassins, KING PARROT, successfully leveled SXSW with five scathing performances, including an appearance at this year’s Tone Deaf Touring Showcase featuring Spirit Caravan, Iron Reagan, Pilgrim and more.

Comments the band, “KING PARROT had an awesome experience at SXSW; total chaos, but all in all a hugely positive opportunity for the band to get out in front the world’s music industry and show our wares. The feedback we received from some industry heavyweights was that they enjoyed our show and it’s fair to say you’ll be hearing a lot more from KING PARROT in the future. For now though, we carry on with our extensive North American tour.”

KING PARROT is currently searing the eyes and ears of North America on a near-six-week run of live ambushes. The band is joined by atmospheric blackened doom bringers, Vattnet Viskar, and stoner death doomers, Vaporizer on select dates.

Among Australia’s most lethal and extreme new bands, KING PARROT is touring in support of their Bite Your Head Off full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. Produced by Jason Fuller (Blood Duster, Dern Rutlidge) and Adam Calaitzis (Damaged, Abramelin), the record manages to capture the raw intensity of their live shows, defying genres with a cross section attack of thrash, grind, punk and hardcore.

KING PARROT Live Assaults 2014 [remaining dates]:
w/ Vattnet Viskar, Vaporizer
3/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
3/20/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
3/21/2014 Hoodie’s – Longwood, FL
3/22/2014 The Standard – St. Augustine, FL
3/23/2014 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL
3/25/2014 The Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
3/26/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/27/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
3/29/2014 Ralph’s – Worcester, MA
3/30/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
3/31/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VA
w/ Vattnet Viskar
4/01/2014 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
4/02/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/03/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
4/04/2014 Kobo Live – Columbus, OH
4/08/2014 Reggies – Chicago, IL
4/09/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
4/10/2014 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
4/11/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
4/12/2014 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
4/13/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID
4/14/2014 Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
4/15/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
4/16/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
4/17/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
4/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

“I’ve never felt so personally threatened by a record before” – Hysteria Magazine

“…a must for any fans of Australian metal or extreme metal 4/5″ – Sputnik Music

“…a calculated piece of extreme art, with strong musicianship and a production job skilfully left just on the right side of raw and dirty…” –

“…its ceaseless brutality will do much more than just rip your head off… from start to finish it tears you limb from limb 9/10” – Ghost Cult

“Whether it’s ‘Dead End,’ the shortest, meanest track on the album, or ‘Cold Steel Probe,’ an infectious onslaught of multi-leveled grind that has no qualms about dragging coffins or simply setting them afire, KING PARROT‘s Bite Your Head Off is a no-brainer, comfortably taking a seat next to other 2012 entries like Strong Intention’s Razorblade Express, Mulletcorpse’s Disinfect, and Kess’khtak’s Nurturing Conditions For Rupture. Killer stuff.” – Metal Observer