Armed And Ready – Kerrang! 1982
KILLER are based in Salisbury and have problems in persuading anyone ‘of influence’ to travel to the standing stones-strewn wilds of Wiltshire and witness their brand of murderous metal. This in spite of a five track demo tape which, the band claim, has attracted the interest of several record companies.
A cut-throat quintet, Killer have been together for a year and comprise Alan Marsh (vocals), Andy Boulton (guitar), Ray Dismore (guitar/, Andy Robbins (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums/. Their emblem – a snarling, scaled dragon-cat hybrid, very Dennis Wheatley – is a successful amalgam of weirdness, witchcraft and demonic design.
In the past two months the group have begun to venture into the capital’s venues and immodestly proclaim that they regularly receive ‘amazing responses’ considering their unknown status. “We are now attracting audiences in excess of 250 every time we play at the Horseshoe in London’s Tottenham Court Road” says Bassman Robbins proudly.
Musically, Killer play an ‘unusually original’ brand of HM, ‘combining hard-driving rhythms with closely-knit guitar and vocal harmonies’