Killing Addiction is a death metal band from central Florida with an established name in the old school death metal genre. The band’s first full-length recording, entitled Omega Factor (JL America/Relativity), is considered a minor classic of American death metal, which led to their follow-up recordings Dark Tomorrow (independent) and, most recently, Fall of the Archetypes (Xtreem Music).
The thematic focus of Killing Addiction is politically and philosophically charged, and includes content which questions the legitimacy and abuses of power, the conflicts of human psychology, and the socio-economic struggles of the world. These themes are combined with musical influences that span death metal (Death, Possessed, Morbid Angel, Atheist), grindcore (Napalm Death, Carcass), and thrash (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Kreator), which have been perfected over decades of musicianship.
Members: Chad Bailey (Always in our hearts/RIP) – guitar, Mike Serden – guitar, Chris Wicklein – guitar, Chris York – percussion, Pat Bailey – bass/vocals