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Appalachian Trance Metal


Inspired by the Fugates of Troublesome Creek, Smurfs, and colloidal silver overuse, I am on a lifelong mission to turn a sizeable swatch of my skin blue. Blue is the color of the sky, water, the throat chakra, and is also known as the color of desperation.

Appalachian Trance Metal is my mind, body, and soul.

It’s imperfect memory.

It’s ghost harmonics: the essential character of the Appalachian mountains, filtered through particular life experience.

It’s Trance unforgetting.

It’s Metal precision.

Thank you for listening.





Daniel Levin Laura St. Martin Killick Hinds Trio Athens

Thurs. September 21st solo (on the bill w/ NYC cellist Daniel Levin & Athens dancer laura St. Martin)

Trio Athens, Athens GA

Sat. October 14th Thunder O(h)m!

house concert (contact for details), Athens GA

Thurs. October 19th Killick & Monique

Live in the Lobby on WUOG 90.5 FM, Athens GA

Weds. october 25th solo

Go Bar, Athens GA



by Killick & Co.

Here is a tiny taste of some sounds I've made with the help of many wildly brilliant friends. All of these and much more can be found at my Bandcamp. Enjoy!



Guitar Moderne Spotlight

Prepared Guitar's 13 Questions

QRD Guitarist Interview

This H'arpeggione performance on WUOG was fun:

Thanks to Chris Lott for putting this wonderful evening together: