This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re spotlighting the Long Island, NY-based death/doom/thrash melting pot that is Killjoy. Over the course of six years of existence, the four-piece has shared the stage with well-known bands such as Fear Factory, Otep, Suffocation and Deicide. The band’s debut album, Grow Deep, is now available through the Killjoy website; there’s a noticeable tinge of sludge and hardcore that Long Island natives will know well mixed with Opeth-like progressiveness, but their unmistakable blending of death, thrash and doom riff templates in equal order reminds us quite a bit of Byzantine. Killjoy and Byzantine together – now that would be a tour package we’d like to see!
Check out the first single from Grow Deep, “Ergaster,” for yourself in the stream below.
Killjoy will be touring the Northeast in late spring, with dates to be announced via the band’s Facebook page.