Glamour Of The Kill's Davey Richmond's Hop and a Skip Across the Pond



British gents Glamour Of The Kill have arrived in the U.S. and are going to be taking it by storm while on the Inked Music Tour alongside Alesana and Vampires Everywhere! But this is only the beginning for the pop metal rockstars because their debut full-length "The Summoning" just hit the streets of the U.S. so there is nothing left but to welcome these guys to America with open arms once and for all! Bassist/Vocalist Davey Richmond talks about the upcoming touring trek, debut U.S. release, and plans for the follow-up release.


1. How did you come together?

Davey: We started in 2007 and we had all gone to school together so we played music for years so then we started the band playing our own music just started from there really.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Davey: The band name was something else but at the time we couldn't find something but a few years back we were at a bar all drunk with our friends in England so one of our friends had said "Why don't you call yourselves Glamour Of The Kill?" which did have a good ring to it. So with us we have those aspects of the heavier and clean vocals so the meaning would just be us as Glamour Of The Kill.

3. You guys have a unique sound, which bands would you say influence you the most?

Davey: I think we take our influences from everywhere like Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, As I Lay Dying, we're not scared to write music whether it'd be heavy or light like Katy Perry so it's good to just be open minded when today's music.

4. Tell me about the album name “The Summoning”?

Davey: For our first debut full-length we wanted a name that would get everyone involved and have us get noticed. So we wanted that higher power even the acoustic track on the album is also called "The Summoning" so that explains it.

5. Why was this album only available in the U.K. and not in the U.S.?

Davey: Well we didn't have a label in the U.S. to release it, we had just gotten signed with eOne Entertainment who had contacted us so everyone can now hear it in the states so everything is fitting really well. But everyone here in the U.K. are confused by it saying "Well I thought you already released it?" Well we did just not in the U.S.

6. For this U.S. release you changed the album artwork and the band's logo how come?

Davey: We wanted to give it a fresh look because we weren't happy with our old logo so we're going to be using this new one from now on.

7. What is your favorite song from The Summoning?

Davey: I got a lot of favorites and songs I'm proud of but it would have to be the first single "Feelin Alive" it has big riffs, catchy chorus so I'd have to say that one for sure.

8. What would you say is most different about this album?

Davey: I just think the whole sound of it has all of our influences known into it and you wouldn't expect my vocal style to be in it but I think it works really well.

9. You are about to start a fantastic US Tour with Alesana and Vampires Everywhere. If you could think of one thing you would like to accomplish the most through that tour what would that be?!

Davey: To meet and make new fans, new friends, show everyone who we are, we're Glamour Of The Kill!

10. What have you done to prepare yourselves for the tour?

Davey: We've practiced hard always putting so much into our live shows, we just arrived in the U.S. yesterday drinking a lot of beer and eating some good food so we're just preparing ourselves that way. The guys of Alesana party hard so we're getting ready for that haha.

11. How easy is it to keep the motivation going on a daily basis for Glamour Of The Kill?

Davey: It's quite easy really we love touring so we're going to give it all we got. It's just an amazing opportunity to be in America for the first time is awesome so we just gota live for the moment.

12. What else do you have planned for the rest of this year?

Davey: We finish this U.S. tour on November 7th then on the 8th we're going to be heading into the studio to start recording our second full-length album that is fully written, so we can't wait to have it done we're really excited about it.

13. What do you think you can bring to the music scene?

Davey: Just fresh new music so many bands who sound the same and there is only one Glamour Of The Kill and we're just different because I think there's a little bit of us in everyone.

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