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Fearless Vampire Killers

Last night was the first night of William Control’s “Revel Without a Cause” Tour. Their first show was held upstairs at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Opening for William Control, was British theatrical Alternative Rock band Fearless Vampire Killers, and it was my first time seeing them. They were amazing. This was their first show ever in the United States and they really won over the crowd instantly. Fearless Vampire Killers are Kier Kemp and Laurence Beveridge (co-vocalists), Cyrus Barrone (guitar), Drew Woolnough (bass) and Luke Illingworth (drums).

Playing upstairs at the DNA lounge, always provides quite a bit of challenges for the band with space and sound, not to mention being the first night of their tour. So usually the first night is when you iron all the kinks out.  But that didn’t matter to these five guys. They came out and performed with fierce intensity and their songs pumped the crowd right up.  You can describe their look as a blend of steam punk with gothic and horror punk, whatever you call it, they pull it off well.  Not to mention, the energy that they deliver is infectious! They have two vocalists and Kier reminds me of Shimon Moore of Sick Puppies and Laurence reminds me of Robert Smith of The Cure. Two of my favorite singers and you can’t go wrong with that combination. Here are some photos from last night’s show:

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They currently have out a 5 song EP, Exposition: The Five Before the Flames that is available on Itunes. You can also pick up their older albums on Itunes  which include their concept album as well as their music for Grandomina, the fictional world that chronicles their music. It is an amazing work of art that deserves your attention. Also stay tuned, because William Control produced their upcoming second full length album. Here is a tribute video that Rockin Ryan put together from the photos and footage of the show:


So check out these guys and if you can get to one of their upcoming shows, GO! You will really love them.  Tour dates are listed below for the “Revel Without a Cause” Tour. We will try and bring you an interview with this exciting new band in the next two weeks.  I will leave you with the video for their new song, “All Hallows Evil” that is available now as well as some video from last night’s show.

~ Marisol



Information & Links:

Upcoming Tour Dates: 

  • Thurs Nov 7 @ The Roxy (Hollywood, CA) + BUY TIX
  • Fri Nov 8 @ Chain Reaction (Anaheim, CA) + BUY TIX
  • Sat Nov 9 @ Vinyl (Las Vegas, NV) + BUY TIX 
  • Sun Nov 10 @ The Nile (Mesa, AZ) + BUY TIX
  • Wed Nov 13 @ The Korova (San Antonio, TX) + BUY TIX
  • Thurs Nov 14 @ The Door (Dallas, TX) + BUY TIX 
  • Fri Nov 15 @ The Studio, Warehouse Live (Houston, TX) + BUY TIX 
  • Mon Nov 18 @ The Social, (Orlando, FL) + BUY TIX
  • Tues Nov 19 @ The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA) + BUY TIX
  • Wed Nov 20 @ Greene Street Club (Greensboro, NC) + BUY TIX
  • Thurs Nov 21 @ Empire (Springfield, VA) + BUY TIX
  • Fri Nov 22 @ STUDIO @ Webster Hall (New York, NY) + BUY TIX 
  • Sat Nov 23 @ Middle East (Boston, MA) + BUY TIX
  • Sun Nov 24 @ The Note (West Chester, PA) + BUY TIX 
  • Mon Nov 25 @ Waiting Room (Buffalo, NY) + BUY TIX 
  • Tues Nov 26 @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom (Cleveland, OH) + BUY TIX 
  • Wed Nov 27 @ Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL) + BUY TIX
  • Thurs Nov 28 @ Hard Luck Bar (Toronto, CA) + BUY TIX
  • Fri Nov 29 @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot (Pontiac, MI) + BUY TIX 
  • Sat Nov 30 @ Emerson Theatre (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Sun Dec 1 @ Pops (Sauget, IL) + BUY TIX
  • Tues Dec 3 @ Moes (Englewood, CO) + BUY TIX
  • Wed Dec 4 @ In the Venue  (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Sat Dec 7 @ El Corazon  (Seattle, WA)

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