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Massive Byron youth show brings back I Killed The Prom Queen

ON THEIR WAY: I Killed The Prom Queen will play Byron YAC next month.
ON THEIR WAY: I Killed The Prom Queen will play Byron YAC next month.

ONE of Australia's biggest metalcore bands, I Killed The Prom Queen, returns to Byron Bay next month for a massive show at the Byron YAC as part of an incredible line-up.

I Killed The Prom Queen formed in 2000 and have toured through Australia, as well as the USA, Japan and parts of Europe several times.

The band split in 2008 but in 2011 announced it was re-forming with some changes to the line-up - long-standing members Jona Weinhofen and Kevin Cameron were joined by new vocalist Jamie Hope, and in 2013, Shane O'Brien and Benjamin Coyte were added.

Guitarist and backing vocalist Weinhofen said the band was looking forward very much to the Rise of Brotality tour.

"We haven't had the opportunity to tour Australia very much (since re-forming)," Weinhofen said.

"We played Soundwave and then went overseas for six months."

Add in the fact that they're friends with many of the bands at the show and it will make for a fun tour, he said.

Of course, they can't wait to come to Byron Bay.

"We have a long history with Byron Bay," Weinhofen said.

"We always heard that the shows were awesome in this tiny little surf town, and we thought, we've got to check that out."

"It's such a beautiful little surf town. I think I actually enjoy just getting to hang out on the beach and cruising the town more than playing - I'll have to come for a holiday there soon."

They've played there a few times now, and, in fact, Northern Rivers hardcore band Parkway Drive's first release and IKTPQ's second was a split EP between the two bands, enhancing their local connections further.

While it's quite a small venue, he said the band will enjoy playing inside.

"I quite enjoy playing inside, when it's pretty packed out and sweaty," he laughed.

"We've played shows like that for years, and then we've played bigger festivals, so to go back to intimate shows like that, which is where we began, is really nice."

IKTPQ will appear alongside US band The Ghost Inside, local band In Hearts Wake, the UK's Bury Tomorrow, and Sydney band Hellions at Byron YAC on September 9.

Tickets via are $28.60 each and available through Oztix.



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