Kill Matilda can’t sit still even when the odds are against them.
The band was on forced hiatus break following a spate of health issues from bassist Mykel Exner’s tumor in a carotid artery to lead singer Dusty Exner’s Ectopic pregnancy but they are back on an ass-kicking mission to “Punk, Zombie and Rock n’ Roll.”
“I have a guitar, I have a microphone. One week out of my hospital bed, I will meet you onstage,” vowed vocalist and guitarist Dusty Exner, a week after surgery in 2013.
Touring and moving around their native country relentlessly, Kill Matilda has called B.C., Quebec and Ontario home over the past few years, making it exceptionally clear that they mean business. As their journey continues, the band is gearing up once again to hit the road in promotion of their new release #punk#zombie#rocknroll’, a six song EP and re-release that features tracks from their 2011 full-length album ‘I Want Revenge’ with an acoustic rendition of ‘Geisha With A Switchblade’.
The band will be releasing their yet to be titled follow up EP produced by producer extraordinaire Garth Richardson of Rage Against Machine, Mudvayne, The Melvins fame.
Exner is chuffed to garner the attention of Richardson.
“Although this man has produced so many amazing albums and we’re not the only band getting some attention and love, he took the extra steps to personally engineer our new album, which is something he has not done in like, 10 years or something. That makes me feel very, very special,” she says.
Charged again with the task of clearing the nation of a spreading zombie epidemic after a life or death encounter one fateful night, Kill Matilda is rising to the challenge of zombie management. Specially trained to combat these unruly creatures, Kill Matilda is armed with two incomparable, indestructible, advantageous tools: With their bone-crushing music and front woman Dusty Exner’s famous cookies.
Showcasing energy, power and adrenaline-soaked insanity, Kill Matilda may be coming for you next.
• Kill Matilda plays the Wolf, 22336 Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday, March 7. Tickets: killmatilda.com.