KILL CHEERLEADER a.k.a. CHEERLEADER 666


God damn I loved this fucking band and I've been meaning to post their stuff forever. They could have been the second-coming of Guns N' Roses, but of course their dickhead singer fucked it all up. Now he's in some bullshit synth band. Ugh. Anyway, here is their demo & 10" as well as their more polished debut. Hope you enjoy, and sorry for the bitrates. It's all I have and I can't find any better.

From Wikipedia:
Kill Cheerleader was a rock band whose members formed in 1999 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as "Cheerleader 666". Mainly influenced by punk rock and heavy metal acts such as The Stooges, early era Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, the Ramones, Girlschool, Joan Jett and Neil Young, they had crafted their own unique, sleazy style of rock 'n' roll, once being described as "a derailed train hitting a Baptist Church".[1] Lemmy from Motörhead described Kill Cheerleader as the "greatest rock n' roll band since Guns N' Roses." A band member reportedly said that the name came from miserable high school experiences, saying, “beat up the jocks and kill the cheerleaders”. After some 8000 demo CDs were sold, a German record label licensed one of their unmixed/unmastered recordings and released it as 7 track LP titled Gutter Days which was rereleased on 10” vinyl in 2003. One reviewer called it "the greatest punk n' roll recording ever made... completely redefined excellence in that genre... I am shaken..." Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe called them the "best new band" in his online journal. Their music has been described as “the greatest fusion of Stooges/Guns fuck rock anyone has ever spewed”[citation needed], as well as “taking the energy of early Motorhead while grinding it together with the energy of bands like The Ramones or The Stooges” After traveling to the U.S west coast and playing a number of high-profile shows in Los Angeles the band gained a new following for their destructive and fresh take on dirty punk-metal. Their debut album All Hail was released in 2004 through Spinerazor Records. The band broke up in 2006 on the eve of a major record deal.

Kill Cheerleader split off into many new bands. Ethan Deth (as Ethan Kath) formed successful electronic music band Crystal Castles and soon drafted in Kill Cheerleader drummer Christoper Chartrand (aka Kriss Rites). Jason Decay started heavy metal band Goat Horn, which achieved success after morphing into Cauldron. Anthony Bleed (aka Useless aka Cobra) joined Canadian hard rock radio mainstays Die Mannequin and now releases acoustic music as tonyswar. Jimmy Nova formed a rock & roll band called Darlings of Chelsea with a member of Black Halos. Jacki Slaughter leads 80s metal revivalists Skull Fist who have achieved success in Europe and Japan.



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