Killing The Messenger
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Killing The Messenger

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Killing The Messenger..."

“Quite simply, these guys Rock”
-Patrick Carone Maxim Magazine
- Maxim Magazine

"KTM Music"

"... Look out for this band! ….. How do I explain Killing the Messenger? Ok! You know The Beavis and Butthead Movie?
There’s a song on that album by No Doubt, it’s unlike any other song they ever did. It’s dark and conspiratorial, damn
near malicious, but it’s sexy too. I guess that's a really good way to explain these cats, like a female Batman Villain, evil
but sexy."

-Zac Clark, Rocker Tycoon
- Rocker Tycoon

"North Jersey Notes: Killing The Messenger, Passaic Park, NJ"

"I was forwarded this band out of Passaic Park, NJ, called Killing the Messenger. These guys are as local as local comes, but their sound is much larger than local. That was my assessment upon hearing songs like “Fight or Flight,” the infectious “Wrong Direction,” and the epic “Living Machine” The songs were very well-produced and singer Missy DiSalvo sings with such attitude that this band can be pretty big once people learn who they are. But, I guess that’s why I’m here!" - The Aquarian

"Killing The Messenger, What's in a Name?"

by: Rich Bukowski
Killing The Messenger's tunes seem like the perfect background music for an animation of scattered puzzle pieces arranging themselves all back together again to create one single visual unit. I say this mainly because the vocal arrangements executed by singer Missy are so well thought out and composed that they flow with the music perfectly yet refuse to stay within the bounds of any kind of evenly spaced and generic "sliced and diced" singing.
It's fortunate that they hold such a distinctive sound. Their ability to write songs that are as catchy as they are well composed is their most attractive quality overall. The warm, yet edgy guitar work coupled with the natural sounding progressions displayed throughout each song are the brunt of qualities working in favor of Killing The Messenger.
This Jersey five-piece encompasses everything an upbeat and energetic pop band trying to pin themselves onto the rock billboard should be. Hopefully people took notice of this at The Break Battle Of The Bands contest and then ran over to their table to pick up a CD. They deserve it. - The Aquarian

"The Next Cult Craze"

by: Amanda Hansult
I love this-- everyday another new band comes out of the woodwork with a great female vocalist. I have a lot of respect for these girls that are making a name for themselves in a predominately male inhabited genre. Killing the Messenger are another one of those bands and you can check them out over the next cuple of days as they are set to perform around the area over the weekend.
Although they may be a "slightly dysfunctional family", as lead vocalist Missy would say, they certainly are an extremely capable group of musicians. After meeting at Montclair State and quickly becoming a close knit group of friends that share the same views and ideals about a non-conformist life, Missy, Randy, and John along with other KTM members Mark and Tim started creating music that is reflective of their attitudes and beliefs in life.
Drawing influence from such great and well known bands such as The Mars Volta, The Clash, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more, Killing The Messenger create sound reminiscent of these cult status artists and are on the road to becoming their own cult heroes.
- The Aquarian


"The Monkey House" - Single

"Life Underground"
Full-length studio album

Killing The Messenger Demo
1. Escape Our Fate
2. Grave Observation
3. One And The Same

Killing The Messenger, E.P.
1. Partake in Lies
2. Road Rage
3. La Mia Ragazza

Radio play of these three songs can be heard on WSOU 89.5 FM, Seton Hall's Pirate Radio

For Killing The Messenger on Myspace go to:



In it's incarnation in 2005, Killing The Messenger members, Missy, John and Randy started jamming to entertain friends in their college dorm . After meeting Mark in 2006, they formed as the original members of a band called Read Between The Lines. As the band name grew old, so did the musical style in which they were experimenting with. In the Summer of 2007, they began playing with Brazilian drummer and close friend, Tim. The year after that, they were joined by classical/funk keyboardist Boris, and left the past behind to fully reform as Killing The Messenger. New collective chemistry instantly opened up airways and new trains of thought. As professional musicians, focusing solely on writing original and new music, this self managed, do it your self band, has been responsible for building themselves from the ground up. Transitioning from an adolescent side- project to professional band, has taken them through many different scenes, showcases, and music festivals.

KTM has a large and loyal following consisting of fans of all styles of music in the northern New Jersey region. The band has frequent airplay on Seton Hall Pirate Radio, Indie WSOU 89.5 and Montclair State airwaves. KTM also has frequent Media/Reviews in the Aquarian Music News. For show times and info check out their schedule on:

For booking information, contact:
973.769.3427 (Melissa)

Managed by:
FaceMelt Management
917.848.4875 (Brody Matthews)
347.728.3881 (Winston E. Brewington Jr.)