Fourwaykill grouped in late 1997 from ex members of Guttersnipe, Beggars Opera, Zarcoma and Caidiar. Comprising of Chris - vocals, Jay - guitars, Rob - drums and Podge on bass. The bands first Demo tape was immediately taken into the bosom of the heavy metal press with positive reviews in publications including Kerrang, Hardroxx and Back Street Heroes. As a result of this, the first Fourwaykill offering of 'Tribe/Human Killing Kind' was released through Copro Records on their 'Ballistic' Compilation album which featured other bands including Earthtone9 and Seizure.
The most part of the next Couple years were spent playing a series of live
shows around the U.K refining the Fourwaykill sound as it is heard today.
The live show experience that the band have accumulated has set them apart
from all others with Fourwaykill Live raising coments such as
" Solid, rhythm making, blood pumping, adrenalin rushing METAL ! "
" Enough attitude to kill an elephant at 50 paces "
" Fourwaykill almost bludgeoned the audience to death with their full-on
sonic assault "
The Fourwaykill sound has been described as ...
"Fourway Kill are fast, aggressive and in your face! '24 Hours To Die' is a
brutal album in the vein of Skinlab, with ferocious riffing and music that
will severely shred the listener's ears" (Powerplay Magazine)
"A volatile cocktail of Hardcore aggression, Thrash Melodies and choruses to
die for, 4wk have proven themselves as one of the most Brutal underground
acts to rise from the UK for many years."
"A furiously vulgar display of Ultra Metal" (Kerrang! Magazine)
"Face removing, Spine Ripping Metal from one of Britain's unsigned finest"
2001 saw the band supporting UK Hardcore band Assert as The first EP was
released independently. 'Kill Or Cure' was well received and triggered a
support slot with Firebird aswell as receiving airplay on local rock radio
alongside reviews both online and in local press.
2002 saw Fourwaykill win the Terrorizer 'Prove it' live music knockouts over
several dates at the Bristol Bierkeller. Following this, a support slot with
Blaze was gained on the UK slot of their Tenth Dimension world tour and
Deadweight, taken from the Kill Or Cure EP, was included on the cover disk
of Power Play magazine (issue 35) alongside acts including Halford, Arch
Enemy and Killswitch Engage. The band then also grabbed the main support for
metal legends Diamond Head at the Camden Underworld.
Other highlights of 2002 included a full Fourwaykill feature on the Metal
Web Spotlight (USA), which had previously covered Biohazard, Leige Lord,
Dianno`s Killers, Overkill, Metal Church, Crowbar, Twisted Sister and Dream
Theatre. Following this, airplay was gained on Snakenet Metal Radio USA
Resulting in the first stateside release which came via 'Harvest of Death
volume 666' on Extreme Metal Records. Fourwaykill were also picked up for
inclusion on releases by Psychophonic Records (UK) and a soundtrack for an
independent skateboard video release. Closing 2002, a support slot for
recent SPV signing 'Gutworm' at Frightfest 2002 and base plans for a bigger
push during 2003.
2003 Was a very good year for Fourwaykill seeing a series of key live dates
including The main support on the Total Rock Stage at the Godless festival,
The main support slot with Anthrax at the Bristol Bierkeller, The main
support for the full UK 'As Live As It Gets' Blaze tour aswell as Billing at
Uxfest and Bloodstock 2003 playing opposite acts including Nightwish, Saxon,
Paradise lost, Masterplan, Powerquest, Dragon Force. Alongside these dates,
Fourwaykill have gathered interest at Total Rock radio, who have given large
amounts of airplay to promotional tracks from the forthcoming '24 hours to
die EP'. Total Rock also Hosted the first Fourwaykill Radio interview on
Malcolm Dome's 'Nu World Order' show. Closing the year the 'Bloodstock on
the road tour' featuring Biomechanical, Fourwaykill, Infobia. Final details
of a full merchandising deal with 'Dark Energy Merchandise' were also
The future looks bright for Fourwaykill, 2004 has so far seen a Headline
slot at the Total Rock Sponsored 'Scary Genre Schitzo Fest', the independant
release of a 7 track mini album with help from Psychophonic Records and an
accompanying distribution package. The video for lead track '24 hours to
die' will coincide. The band Have recently been confirmed to headline stage
2 at Bloodstock 2004 billed with acts including Children of Bodom, Gamma
Ray, Primal Fear, Sonata arctica amongst many others and 4wk will be playing
live throughout the year in support of the 24 hours to die release.
Source: Fourwaykill (August 2004)
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