After some notable downtime over the past year or so, it looks like Australian powerhouse I Killed The Prom Queen are gearing themselves up for a return, and with some photos uploaded to their social media accounts earlier today it looks like there’ll be a reunion of sorts.
In the image shared online earlier today (August 7th 2018), the band line-up shows that both former vocalist Michael Crafter and drummer JJ Peters are back in the fold.
Along with the image shared by the band, Crafter himself also shared an image of himself from the same shoot through his personal Facebook account along with the caption “Another rumour is started…”.
Crafter originally left the band back in 2006 during the time when the band were recording their sophomore album, ‘Music Or The Recently Deceased’. His vocals were then removed and re-recorded by their then new vocalist Ed Butcher (The Hunt For Ida Wave, Eternal Lord).
Since then, Crafter has also fronted Bury Your Dead, Carpathian, and Confession, and returned very briefly for a one-off reunion show with I Killed The Prom Queen in 2008.
JJ Peters is also the founder and vocalist of hardcore outfit Deez Nuts. He originally left I Killed The Prom Queen back in 2007, performed at the band’s 2008 reunion show, and then left the band once again in 2013 to put full focus into Deez Nuts.
The band’s teasing of a reformation of their old line-up (which though not their first incarnation is largely considered by fans to be their original line-up) comes just hours after organisers of Australian festival Unify teased that the 2019 bill would feature “two exclusive reunions”.
All of this, coupled with I Killed The Prom Queen infamously pulling the plug on their spot for the 2017 edition of Unify, seems all a little too coincidental to just be a rumour.
It’s also uncertain as to what this means for seemingly current vocalist Jamie Hope and drummer Shane O’Brien who joined the band in 2011 and 2013 respectively and both featured on the band’s last full-length, 2014’s ‘Beloved’.
More news on the future of I Killed The Prom Queen will be confirmed as it develops.