Killakoi is a hard rock band who have been playing music together for six years, writing and working on perfecting a sound that was influenced by bands in diverse styles including grunge, metal, pop, and active rock. In 2017 they all quit sidebands they were regular members of to focus seriously on the business of making Killakoi the best they could offer. Members of Killakoi still help out other local bands but they are fully committed to making Killakoi the best it can be now and have worked tirelessly putting together a road trip to LA to work with producer, Sahaj Ticotin of the band Ra as well as producer, Bob Marlette to write the songs for their debut release “Pangea”.
The band is comprised of Jordan Mattacchione on vocals and guitar, Sam Ocheltree on Bass, Robbie Reimer on guitar and Michael Russo on drums. The three founding members, Jordan, Sam, and Robbie were students at one time in the music school where they now are instructors of performance band, studio engineering, percussion, guitar, and music business. They have all logged hundreds of live performances and either individually or collectively performed with some great touring bands including some of their own influences like Sevendust and Twelve Foot Ninja as well as other great bands including Highly Suspect, Trapt, Zack Myers of Shinedown, Otherwise, Like A Storm, and more.
Killakoi combines old-school musicianship with new technology using Line 6’s Helix to keep their sound fresh and interesting and making a four-piece sound huge.
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the band beginning with the release of the title single, Pangea on February 2nd.