Killing Time

Members of the New York hardcore band Killing Time are inspired by each other as well as their fans. Thanks to shows they played upon reconvening in 2006, the act began writing new material. Killing Time will celebrate the release of the CD 'Three Steps Back' with a show at New York's Knitting Factory on Feb. 27.

"By being together and playing these shows, we were like, 'Wow, we're playing shows. We haven't played in six years, but all these old heads are out, and there are all these new kids,'" Killing Time guitarist Carl Porcaro told Noisecreep. "Things are vibrant and we like playing with each other. We like playing shows and we still got all these creative ideas, and we like to develop them with each other. We still got a lot of stuff to show people that are into the band and hardcore. That was really the inspiration behind 'Three Steps Back.' It's as simple as that. We weren't inspired to go after something else. We were inspired to do our own thing and do it the way we've been doing it for over 20 years."

Porcaro -- who is joined in the band by vocalist Anthony Comunale, guitarist Rich McLoughlin, bassist Christopher Skowronski and drummer Anthony Drago -- is particularly looking forward to the album release show, which will feature Killing Time's debut LP, 'Brightside,' in its entirety. Besides that, Killing Time will perform several cuts off 'Three Steps Back,' a couple tracks off 'The Method,' as well as a few covers.

"Yeah that's going to be awesome," he said. "We're really psyched for that. It's going to be great. We're playing with some new-school bands and some old friends. I hear the club is great. It's like an existing space, but the people who took it over renovated it. It's in the neighborhood where I live, too. That weekend is also AF's -- Agnostic Front, that is -- 25th anniversary. They're playing a gig the night before us. So I'm hoping it's going to be a really good weekend for hardcore in New York. A lot of people seem to travel these days. It's not like it used to be. I expect to see some people from all over at the show."

He said fans can expect the show to be "really intense and really loud -- without a lot of frills and fancy showmanship. We just go out and we do our thing," Porcaro said. "It's pretty serious. The crowd usually goes pretty ape s---. It's a good time. We've been doing this so long. We just go up there and rip out all the songs. Anthony might deliver some of his trademark stage banter. That's about it. You're going to get that and the music. A lot of energy from us and a lot of energy with the crowd."

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