Anyone who listens to horror punk (or possibly even psycho-billy) should have heard of Blitzkid. The band has been releasing their music, which shows influence from The Misfits and The Damned with a touch The Cramps throw in for good measure, since 1998.
The story of BLITZKID began in Bluefield, West Virgina in the dark and cold winter of ’97. In the 14 years that they have now been a band, they have toured consistently all over the U.S. and Europe. The band is headed up by Argyle Goolsby (bass/vocals), Nathan Bane (guitar/keyboard) and Rick-O-Mortis (drums).
In all that time, they have garnered critical underground acclaim for their tireless work ethic, consistent, ever evolving album output, disregard for gas mileage, and dedication to giving their audience the respect they deserve through providing great songs and energetic live shows. The band has been branded by the road and wears these scars proudly.
BLITZKID has a prodigious following in the states as well as Europe, and have shared the stage, with many and great notable acts as Agent Orange, The Damned, Leftover Crack, The Rezurex, Bella Morte, Mad Sin, The Exploited, Ignite, Agnostic Front, The Meteors, The Casualties, and The Misfits. The Band has also been a regular part of many of the biggest scene relevant festivals in Europe including Mera Luna, Rock My Ass, Endless Summer, Summer Breeze, and WGT.
Their music has also appeared in many salient horror films; most notably ''It Came From Trafalgar'', “Dark Wings”, a documentary on the Mothman, “Satan Hates You”, and Gris Grimly’s intant classic “Cannibal Flesh Riot”. They have also appeared favorably in a lot of international fanzines such as Terrorizer, Punk Rock Confidential, Metal Maniacs, Rue Morgue, Horrorhound, Virus, Drop Dead, Sonic Seducer, KinKats, Revolver, Zillo, and Ox-Fanzine.
Since they have been together, the band has captured the imaginations of fans of underground music all over the world, no matter which kind of subculture they belong to. At BLITZKID shows, there is no separation between the band and their fans, and you can expect it to be a catharsis of emotion, intensity and raw melodicism.
Their aim was, and always will be, to create something meaningful for themselves and others, forsaking fame and fortune for songs that stand the test of time. In 2011 you can expect the long awaited new album from the U.S. horrorpunks, with their seventh official output called “Apparitional”, they will define their position as one of the top bands of their genre and above!
LONG LIVE THE HORROR.
1. Head Over Hills
2. They’re All Dead
4. The Awakening
5. Mr. Sardonicus
6. Mr. Gore
7. The Bat Whispers
1. The Perfect Sleep
2. Moonlite Veins
3. Cedar Bluff
4. Jane Doe # 9
5. Casque Of Amontillado
6. The Iscariot
7. She Won’t Stop Bleeding