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UK Metalcore combo ‘Kill ‘Em Dead Cowboy’ nationally release their debut album ‘I Am Salvation’ through Lockjaw Records / PHD on 14th February 2011 and prepare for extensive touring.

Born out of the southern port of Portsmouth and originally formed in late 2008, Kill ‘em Dead Cowboy feature brothers Olie (Drums) and Jim (Guitar) and are deftly abetted by long time friends Sam aka ‘Mugsy’ (Vocals), Bloomie (Bass) and Joedy (Guitar). Like many of their contemporary counterparts, Kill ’em Dead Cowboy have suffered their own obligatory moments of adversity, from a cluster of initial line-up changes to a series of financial setbacks; rather than breaking them though, the struggle has only helped to galvanise the spirited five-piece.

Having already widely toured throughout the whole of the UK and sections of mainland Europe, where the band chalked up shows with the likes of Attack Attack!, We Are The Ocean, Forever Never, Remembering Never, Marionette, and Bury Tomorrow, the sprightly quintet are now all set to announce their most extensive European tour to date. This gargantuan jaunt coincides with the band’s album launch and will see KEDC hit the highways and byways of the UK, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and beyond. For a full list, check out - www.myspace.com/killemdeadcowboy

The South-Coast Metalheads have rendered influence from a host of areas, from the groove of Parkway Drive, to the power of Bury Your Dead, right through to the technical proficiency of I Killed the Prom Queen; KEDC have managed to harness the engaging elements of thrash, post-hardcore and metalcore, and modify and compress them down to tailor their own hybrid sound.

Kill ‘em Dead Cowboy’s sound merges driving rhythmic patterns fused with engaging guitar harmonies and captivating vocal melodies, all tightly woven together with stompdown hooks and breakdowns. Their hearty sound has been honed during the past 12 months as the southern metallers perpetually toured throughout the UK and extensively demoed tracks for their debut long play. During this time the band also racked up critical praise for their debut EP ‘Darkened Dreams’ and debut single ‘Lust & Lies Spell Flashing Lights’, both unleashed late 2009.

After much anticipation, the fast-rising metalcore crew now release their debut album ‘I Am Salvation’ through hip indie label, Lockjaw Records. Stacked to the rafters with brutal riffs and jack hammer beats, Kill ‘em Dead Cowboy have locked down their live energy to tape and have recorded the record just the way they wanted. The album manages to capture the band as they are best heard, live and in your face. From the rampant energy of ‘Knife Fights & Butterflies’ through to the ferocious drive of ‘Lust & Lies Spell Flashing Lights’, ‘I Am Salvation’ is an album that truly reflects a band that will be, without doubt, a prominent force in the UK metal scene!