Vampires Everywhere! change their name
2013-11-16 by TheDarkestNight | 39 Comments

Shock Rock band Vampires Everywhere! have changed their name to The Killing Lights.

Frontman Michael Vampire has released a statement regarding the name change.

"I would like to personally welcome you to the new chapter in my life "The Killing Lights". As most of you know I was involved in a near fatal car accident many years back. I feel the name The Killing Lights properly represents my struggle with this tragic event & the new chapter in my music career. We will be entering the studio in 2014 to record our debut record on Century Media Records. CMR has been amazing with this transition & their positive energy towards the change has been awesome. We will be doing a UK Tour in Feb. to give a glimpse of what's to come. I have so much respect for my loyal VE fans over the years that have fought with us & stuck by us on every turn. I cannot wait for you to hear the new TKL music & see us live. Check back on Monday to hear a new demo. I love all of you & I'm excited for this next chapter in my life!"

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2013

48528 Comments


"I would like to personally welcome you to the new chapter in my life "The Killing Lights". As most of you know I was involved in a near fatal car accident many years back. I feel the name The Killing Lights properly represents my struggle with this tragic event & the new chapter in my music career."

lol fuck you, not dying is not a tragedy, your music is a fucking tragedy

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Departures
November 16th 2013

862 Comments


millennial problems

JustinKing
November 16th 2013

1214 Comments


I was in a near fatal accident about a year ago. I got the fuck over it pretty quick.

demon of surveillance
November 16th 2013

756 Comments


with a name like Vampires Everywhere! i would hope so

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DatsNotDaMetulz
November 16th 2013

1537 Comments


In all fairness it's a much better name than the old one, the logic behind it is pretty dumb though. If I was him I would've said something along the lines of wanting to be taken more seriously as a band and a name like Vampires Everywhere! wasn't helping.

Cormano
November 16th 2013

920 Comments


sweet

TheDarkestNight
November 16th 2013

174 Comments


The Killing Lights released their demo. - https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/the-killing-lights-dont-turn

italianStallion
November 16th 2013

151 Comments


Band needs reason for name change. Band goes with classic "personally meeningful" reason with generic story behind it. Band is still bad.

I'd probably buy their merch if they said "people were making fun of us and I haven't been laid in 7 months so new name"

Parallels
November 16th 2013

6640 Comments


Vampires Nowhere!

demigod!
November 16th 2013

40970 Comments


probably a good business strategy

Crymsonblaze
November 16th 2013

7310 Comments


They shall be known as simply Vampires Everywhere now.

Italianjesusfootball
November 16th 2013

183 Comments


lol

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spartanawasp
November 16th 2013

303 Comments


I think you really gotta hit low when you rip off Attack Attack!

SnakeDelilah
November 16th 2013

3456 Comments


and bvb

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MosesMalone
November 16th 2013

1823 Comments


There's a whole subgenre doin it now called eazycrab.

ILJ
November 16th 2013

6540 Comments


same shit different name

theacademy
November 16th 2013

27670 Comments


andcas is gonna be stoked when he reads this

MosesMalone
November 16th 2013

1823 Comments


Eh it's a little different it's like Chunk No Captain Chunk mixed with uhhhhhhhhhhh that one band that covere the Brittany Spears song. Name escapes me at the moment. It sucks and all but it does sort of sound different.

treeqt.
November 16th 2013

7826 Comments


who

Crymsonblaze
November 16th 2013

7310 Comments


both names are pretty bad

at least vampires everywhere! is sort of tongue in cheek (or at least i hope so)

the killing lights is just bland

Crymsonblaze
November 16th 2013

7310 Comments


double posty

pjquinones747
November 16th 2013

730 Comments


Doesn't suck as shittily as the last VE album but still not good. Name doesn't suck either now.

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Dancedrewdance
November 16th 2013

146 Comments


I don't even like this band, but this thread makes me realize how fucking stupid the internet is, let's make fun of this guy cause he almost died and isn't coping well, trolls.

ZombieCB
November 16th 2013

16 Comments


Can we talk about how no one has mentioned that this dude is calling himself Michael Vampire?

AmericnZero02
November 16th 2013

3305 Comments


Vampires Everywhere is a pretty awful name, so good call on their part I guess.

BradMan
November 16th 2013

387 Comments


They can change their name, but they can't change their current legacy of lame music.

ThomasTheCure
November 16th 2013

267 Comments


the demo sounds generic, but technically better than any of their other stuff. vocals are pretty damn bad too. it sounds like he has to strain to hit the most basic notes. at least they aren't ripping off manson anymore, regardless.

YouGotLucky
November 16th 2013

943 Comments


awesome band one of the pioneers in metalcore and post hardcore

AmericnZero02
November 16th 2013

3305 Comments


^This

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2013

48528 Comments


"Vampires Everywhere! change their name"

Dracula will now be known as Jeff, and that bitch from Underworld will now go by Veronica

italianStallion
November 16th 2013

151 Comments


@Dancedrewdance

I think this is a reflection of what people actually think when they get to remain anonymous

Dancedrewdance
November 16th 2013

146 Comments


Well I find that scary italian :/

deathofasalesman
November 18th 2013

5743 Comments


The Killing Lights is a pretty stupid band name and its literal meaning is also fucking stupid. Fuck this stupid band.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2013

7838 Comments


"Michael Vampire" Lol, how can anyone take that name seriously?

JustinKing
November 18th 2013

1214 Comments


@Dance I don't see how a car wreck that killed absolutely no one is something he should have to "cope" with. I understand the occasional jolt in the car, or possibly a flashback in a dream, but this guy has said before in interviews that he refuses to drive because of that accident, when he wasn't even the one driving. That, to me, is using the incident as a crutch. Like I said, I was in a near fatal accident about a year ago as a passenger, and maybe I'm just weird, but the first thing I thought was "I'm glad my friend and I survived." I'd be fine if he just wrote a song about the accident, but if this new band name so reflects the accident, he's only going to be reminded of it every day.

henryChinaski
November 19th 2013

2456 Comments


They should've changed their name to Zombies Everywhere! Vampires are out

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Brabiz
November 19th 2013

82 Comments


Fuck Vampires Everywhere, and fuck The Killing Lights


Dancedrewdance
November 21st 2013

146 Comments


@Justinking oh why were you in a car accident before?

DropdeadWHA
November 22nd 2013

545 Comments


Vampires are no longer everywhere, i guess? Just back to reality, oh there goes gravity /////



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