Well, I dig SOFA KING KILLER since their split with Leemilk, but the new album "Midnight Magic" is such a convincing release, that I sometimes can't believe what I hear. This group doesn't care about any stylistic limitations and for those who filed this band next to all Sludge bands, should think about it. One thing is for sure, SOFA KING KILLER rock and they are a southern blues driven machine, that loves to drink one beer or twenty. This world needs to know more about SOFA KING KILLER, especially after the new release, and so it was time to talk with guitarist Chris Chiera. Drinking is holy in itself!
After the split with Leechmilk and the MCD "Lust, Crime And Holiness", "Midnight Magic" is the first full-length and your accomplished material until now. The disc stucks in my player since Chris (Retribute Records) had sent me over the promo copy. How do feel about the debut and have you earned a lot of good critics for it?
I love how our full length came out. The writing process was very slow and well thought out. We are happy with the way Retribute Recs promoted the album and how everything turned out. Hopefully we earned some good critics, and even if we didn't we don't really care anyways, we just want to rock like any other band.
After Tee Pee Records and At A Loss Recordings, you've signed with Retribute Records. What's the reason for this choice?
We didn't have any time to tour and with Retribute we just had to rock.
You're playing an absolut tasteful and inspiring heavy rockin' combination of Metal, Blues, Southern Rock and Hardcore that one can describe with the word Sludge, although Sofa King Killer not that typical Sludge band. All in all you R-O-C-K in a very 'boundless' way. Do you feel any stylistic limits for Sofa King Killer?
If we felt that we were limited stylistically then SKK would probably not exist. We really aren't a stylized band. We are set out to play the loud rock people don't want to hear, and we love doing that.