This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re spotlighting the Long Island, NY-based death/doom/thrash melting pot that is Killjoy. Over the course of six years of existence, the four-piece has shared the stage with well-known bands such as Fear Factory, Otep, Suffocation and Deicide. The band’s debut album, Grow Deep, is now available through the Killjoy website; there’s a noticeable tinge of sludge and hardcore that Long Island natives will know well mixed with Opeth-like progressiveness, but their unmistakable blending of death, thrash and doom riff templates in equal order reminds us quite a bit of Byzantine. Killjoy and Byzantine together – now that would be a tour package we’d like to see!
Check out the first single from Grow Deep, “Ergaster,” for yourself in the stream below.[audio:https://www.metalinsider.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ergaster-1.mp3|titles=”Ergaster” by Killjoy]
Killjoy will be touring the Northeast in late spring, with dates to be announced via the band’s Facebook page.