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Kill Your Idols - Hardcore Punk from United States - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Kill Your Idols


Hardcore Punk Band from United States formed in 1995


Kill Your Idols was a hardcore punk band from Long Island/New York City, New York. The band was active from 1995 through 2007. They were signed to SideOneDummy Records.

Their releases on SideOneDummy were Funeral for a Feeling (2001), a split with 7 Seconds in 2004, and From Companionship to Competition (2005). Other notable releases by the band were No Gimmicks Needed and This is just the beginning... which were released on the New York hardcore label Blackout! records, owned and operated by Bill Wilson.

The band released many 7" EPs, splits with other bands (including Full Speed Ahead, Fisticuffs, Voorhees, Good Riddance, and Poison Idea), compilation tracks, and full-length LPs in their 11-year run. Most of their records were released on vinyl as well as compact disc. Some were released on different colors of vinyl, different sleeve covers, hand numbered tour presses, and picture discs, making their records a favorite among collectors.

They cite Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Agnostic Front, Minor Threat, Warzone, Sick of It All, and 7 Seconds as some of their influences. KYI was very fast and had a loud, dirty, dual guitar sound with shouted vocals. They employed hints of melody in their song structure. Although they derived many of their influences from California and D.C. style hardcore, they were considered a New York hardcore band.

History

Kill Your Idols took its name from a Situated Chaos song of the same name. Situated Chaos was a Long Island hardcore band that existed in the late 1990s. Founding members Andy West and Gary Bennett chose the name because the lyrics of the song reflected how they felt about hardcore. Also, Andy and Gary were introduced to one another and asked about forming an old-school hardcore band by a mutual friend named Vinnie Segerra, who was the frontman of Situated Chaos. Segerra also ran a DIY ("Do it yourself") label called Mint-Tone Records, which released a 7" EP by Gary's first band Big Sniff, which was also melodic hardcore. After the band broke up, Vinnie put him in touch with Andy.

Vinnie Segerra played a big role in the beginning of KYI. Once they released their first demo, which was recorded at their first live performance at CBGB, Vinnie got them their first record deal with Bitter Sweet Records. After the label was shut down, KYI was forced to bring the masters of their first, self-financed studio recording to another common acquaintance in the hardcore scene. Brett Clarin of Long Island's None Of The Above Records came to the band's rescue, and the "12 inch EP" was released. The band then booked their first-ever summer tour down the east coast of the United States. It wasn't long after when the band was signed to Bill Wilson's Blackout! label.

For the next six or seven years, the band toured relentlessly across the United States, parts of Canada, Europe, and even a short tour in Japan and Korea. The band toured with many other important hardcore/punk bands of the day including H2O, Good Riddance, The Casualties, 7 Seconds, Agnostic Front, Death by Stereo, The Nerve Agents, Kid Dynamite, and many others. Along the way, the band was picked up by Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong's SideOneDummy Records, a major independent based in California. This afforded the band more widespread distribution, college radio play, and offers to tour with much bigger bands and play much larger venues. By this time, the band was almost completely burned out from the road, and took to only playing locally, mostly at CBGB, and recording from time to time. Interest in other musical projects and family life soon contributed to the breakup of the group. They played their final shows in May 2007 in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.

Their last show ever was held at a VFW hall in eastern Long Island. Right before the band went on, the show was raided by local police and fire officials and was shut down due to over-occupancy. Local hardcore fans and friends of the band quickly reorganized the event later the same night in the parking lot of a band rehearsal space in an industrial area. Complete with a P.A. system and full backline, the band ripped through as many of their songs as they could before the police arrived again.

Throughout their career, KYI earned a small but loyal grassroots following of underground punk and hardcore fans. Most of KYI's songs dealt with depression, anxiety, the pain of loss, day-to-day problems, and the social politics of the punk scene.

The band prided themselves on their DIY ethic, and largely worked with similarly oriented promoters and record labels. The band never took on a manager, and only took on a booking agent for a short time when their touring schedule was at its peak.

Kill Your Idols reunited to play the Black 'N' Blue Bowl at Webster Hall on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

In 2015, Kill Your Idols reunited on Friday, March 20 to play a sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY as a benefit for Nate Gluck from Ensign. They will also play on Saturday, March 21 to play Nate Fest a benefit for Nate Gluck from Ensign, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.

Other projects

Members of Kill Your Idols have continued to play music since the breakup of the band. Paul Delaney joined None More Black, leaving KYI for approximately two years to pursue his time with them, only to come back to KYI and finish off the final European tour and the last Stateside shows. Deathcycle is a hardcore/metal/punk crossover band founded by Gary Bennett and Ron Grimaldi, with Paul Delaney joining the ranks somewhere along the way. Celebrity Murders is a hardcore/metal band founded by Mike D'Lorenzo and Brian Meehan. S.S.S.P. (Skinheads Still Scare People) is a hardcore/Oi! style project founded by Vinnie Value and Mike De Lorenzo. All of these bands were operating toward the end of KYI's tenure. More recently, black metal band, Black Anvil, was formed by KYI members Paul Delaney, Gary Bennett, and Raeph.

Members

Andy West - Vocals

Gary Bennett - Guitars

Paul Delaney - Bass

Raeph Glicken - Drums

Other members

Vinnie Value - Drums

Mike D'Lorenzo - Bass

Jim Conaboy - Drums

Dave Oster - Drums

Ron Grimaldi - Drums

John Leonardi - Bass

Mike Walter - Guitar

Jon Abarno - Guitar

Dan Lerch - Bass

Mike Disseto - Guitar

Brian Meehan - Guitar

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Band Members :   Michael De Lorenzo, Vincent Verga, Raeph Glicken, Gary Bennett, Paul Delaney, Andy West, Brian Meehan, Dave Oster, Joe Martin, John Leonardi




- Biography -

23 albums

Kill Your Idols - Bipolar Hardcore Split 7 Inch

Bipolar Hardcore Split 7 Inch

2007 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Tko Records


Kill Your Idols - Something Started Here 1995-2007

Something Started Here 1995-2007

2007 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl, Box Set 7"38 Tracks
Get Outta Town Records


Kill Your Idols - Salmon Swim Upstream

Salmon Swim Upstream

2006 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Vicious Circle Records


Kill Your Idols - From Companionship To Competition

From Companionship To Competition

2005 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP15 Tracks
Sideonedummy Records


Kill Your Idols - Live On WLUW

Live On WLUW

2005 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Lifeline Records


Kill Your Idols - april04

april04

2004 - United States
Hardcore
CDr Album3 Tracks
Not On Label (kill Your Idols Self-released)


Kill Your Idols - Live At CBGB

Live At CBGB's

2004 - United States
Hardcore
CD Album16 Tracks
Ass-card Records


Kill Your Idols - 7 Seconds / Kill Your Idols

7 Seconds / Kill Your Idols

2004 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Sideonedummy Records


Kill Your Idols - The Skinnier Years

The Skinnier Years

2003 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation15 Tracks
State Of Grace


Kill Your Idols - For Our Friends

For Our Friends

2003 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl LP8 Tracks
Lifeline Records


Kill Your Idols - Kill Your Idols / Crime In Stereo

Kill Your Idols / Crime In Stereo

2003 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Rocket Punch Records


Kill Your Idols - Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols

2002 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
Reflections Records


Kill Your Idols - Joined East: Results  Three Act CD

Joined East: Results Three Act CD

2001 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album6 Tracks
Sub-mission Records


Kill Your Idols - Funeral For A Feeling

Funeral For A Feeling

2001 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Sideonedummy Records


Kill Your Idols - Good Riddance / Kill Your Idols

Good Riddance / Kill Your Idols

2001 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
CD EP7 Tracks
Jade Tree


Kill Your Idols - Kill Your Idols / The Nerve Agents

Kill Your Idols / The Nerve Agents

2000 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Mankind Records


Kill Your Idols - Voorhees / Kill Your Idols

Voorhees / Kill Your Idols

2000 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Indecision Records


Kill Your Idols - No Gimmicks Needed

No Gimmicks Needed

2000 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP17 Tracks
Blackout! Records


Kill Your Idols - Kill Your Idols / Full Speed Ahead

Kill Your Idols / Full Speed Ahead

1999 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Hell Bent Records


Kill Your Idols - I Hate The Kids

I Hate The Kids

1998 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Motherbox


Kill Your Idols - This Is Just The Beginning

This Is Just The Beginning

1998 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album8 Tracks
Blackout! Records


Kill Your Idols - 12 Inch E.P.

12 Inch E.P.

1997 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 12"9 Tracks
None Of The Above


Kill Your Idols - Live At CBGB

Live At CBGB

1996 - United States
Hardcore
Cassette Single Sided16 Tracks
Not On Label (kill Your Idols Self-released)




- Videos Kill Your Idols -

36 Videos

From Companionship To Competition
Kill Your Idols
Stuck In A Rut
Kill Your Idols
Still Pist
Kill Your Idols
Kill Your Idols- We've Tried Nothing and We're All Out of Ideas
Kill Your Idols
Kill your idols - only dicks don't like black
Kill Your Idols
Goodye to you (Scandal cover)
Kill Your Idols
Kill Your Idols -A1- Nameless (Self Titled LP 2002)
Kill Your Idols
Kill Your Idols -A3- Do You Know? (Self Titled LP 2002)
Kill Your Idols
Kill Your Idols -A2- Hardcore Circa 2002 (Self Titled LP 2002)
Kill Your Idols
I told you so
Kill Your Idols
Another Great Start To A Miserable Day
Kill Your Idols
Good Riddance / Kill Your Idols Split (Full)
Kill Your Idols
OGODTHEDEITY - Good Riddance / Kill Your Idols (Prod. Yapuzi)
Kill Your Idols
Salmon Swim Upstream - Kill your Idols
Kill Your Idols
12 Inch E.P.
Kill Your Idols
Kill Your Idols, Shits Creek (This is just the beginning)
Kill Your Idols
Just the beginning
Kill Your Idols
The Path
Kill Your Idols
Don't Call Me, I Won't Call You
Kill Your Idols
Falling
Kill Your Idols
Dead Cities (Exploited Cover)
Kill Your Idols
Do you still hate me? (Jawbreaker cover)
Kill Your Idols
See through you
Kill Your Idols
After All
Kill Your Idols
We've Tried Nothing and We're All Out of Ideas / Funeral For A Feeling
Kill Your Idols
Epilogue
Kill Your Idols
Killing Your Idols - KYI [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
Kill Your Idols
Can't take it away
Kill Your Idols
Cast Me Aside
Kill Your Idols
Autumn
Kill Your Idols
Enjoy The Show
Kill Your Idols
Mosh Intro/Falling - St. Vitus Brooklyn 3/20/2015
Kill Your Idols
Goodye to you (Scandal cover)
Kill Your Idols
Killing Your Idols - How Much More [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO]
Kill Your Idols
Right Now
Kill Your Idols
Right Now / Autumn
Kill Your Idols




Kill Your Idols

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