Kill The Lights dropped their ferocious debut record The Sinner (our review here) back in 2020, featuring singles like ‘Through The Night‘, ‘Watch You Fall‘, ‘Shed My Skin‘ and later even releasing Metallica cover ‘Battery‘.
The band is comprised of Michael “Moose” Thomas (ex-Bullet For My Valentine) as well as James Clark (ex-Throw The Fight) on vocals, Jordan Whelan on guitar (Still Remains) and Travis Montgomery (ex-Threat Signal). When we chatted with Moose last year we learned that Kill The Lights were incepted as BFMV just wasn’t quite doing it for the Welshman anymore.
Well, not only have Kill The Lights dropped brand new track ‘Chasing Shadows’ but they’ve also revealed their new bassist in a video on socials. The clip reveals a phone call between Moose and ex-BFMV bassist Jason ‘Jay’ James who left the band in 2015. The new bassist comes after the exit of Glamour Of The Kill‘s Davey Richmond last year.
Interestingly, Kill The Lights has quite the Bullet legacy, the revelation coming only a week after their former band released highly anticipated self-titled studio record (our review here). Kill The Lights brand new track ‘Chasing Shadows’ comes days before they head out on a UK tour with Bleed From Within which will definitely excite punters. Time will tell whether a new album is on the way, but in the meantime, let’s check out the single.
‘Chasing Shadows’ brings the riffs immediately and spits straight into vocal ferocity. The drums are turned up and Moose is an absolute animal behind the kit from start to finish. The melodic elements we heard on The Sinner are still ever-present, and so are the crunchy breakdowns with 2000s metal vibes through and through.
Here’s what the band had to say about the new single:
“Chasing Shadows’ is the perfect song, lyrically, to re-introduce Jay and his talents to the world. The lyrics discuss the mental struggle of living with past decisions and failures, and the effort it takes to get back to the top. ‘Chasing Shadows’ is about proving the doubters wrong and showing the world through sweat, blood, and tears that you are and always were good enough!”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream Kill The Lights – ‘Chasing Shadows’ here