Since forming in early 2010, ALKIRA have made a name for themselves as a young group of talented musicians with a brutal live show. Hailing from the small country town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills, this four-piece metal band have taken inspiration from all eras and incarnations of heavy metal and punk, with particular roots in old-school thrash, to developed a unique sound which can be appreciated by all music fans.
After gigging consistently throughout 2010/11 and finally settling on a stable line-up, ALKIRA released their debut EP "Down From the Hills" in March of 2012. In support of this they embarked on a mini-tour to Melbourne, which included an infamous show with Frankenbok at the Cherry Bar. Later that year they landed the support slots for American heavy metal legends Fear Factory and US thrashers Warbringer, receiving great receptions from crowds who had not previously witnessed this young thrash metal band.
So far, 2013 has seen ALKIRA play two headlining shows in Perth as well as the inaugural Blacken The Globe Festival in Alice Springs, headlined by King Parrot. In May they supported legendary Australian thrashers Hobb's Angel of Death and were also included in the line-up for Adelaide's biggest metal festival in recent history, 'The New Dead #4', alongside some of Australia's most successful bands, including: Psycroptic, The Amenta, Ne Obliviscaris, Frankenbok, Ouroboros and more.
The coming months will see the release of their second EP 'Red Devil', mixed and mastered by Darren 'Jenk' Jenkins (Deprivation, Mortal Sin), launched in Adelaide in late June with LORD, Truth Corroded and more, an opening slot for US party thrashers Municipal Waste, and an appearance at 'Dead of Winter Festival' in Brisbane. This will be followed by an east-coast tour in support of 'Red Devil' in July.
Always keen to play gigs, no matter how big or small they may be, this young metal attack will always draw a crowd!
For bookings, contact:
Ryan on 0418560917 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Do a deal with the Devil"
Bands we have supported:
FEAR FACTORY (US)
Municipal Waste (US)
Hobb's Angel of Death