Gregory Challis - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Kyle Simpson - Rhythm Guitar
Sean Grubel - Bass
Ryan Quarrington - Drums
Juggernaut (2014) Red Devil EP (2013) Down from the Hills EP (2012)
Since forming in early 2010, ALKIRA have made a name for themselves as a young group of talented musicians with a brutal live show. Hailing from the small country town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills, this four-piece metal band have taken inspiration from all eras and incarnations of heavy metal and punk, with particular roots in old-school thrash, to developed a unique sound which can be appreciated by all music fans.
After gigging consistently throughout 2010/11 and finally settling on a stable line-up, ALKIRA released their debut EP 'Down From the Hills' in March of 2012. In support of this they embarked on a mini-tour to Melbourne, which included an infamous show with Frankenbok at the Cherry Bar. Later that year they landed the support slots for American heavy metal legends Fear Factory and US thrashers Warbringer, receiving great receptions from crowds who had not previously witnessed this young thrash metal band.
So far, 2013 has seen ALKIRA play two headlining shows in Perth as well as the inaugural Blacken The Globe Festival in Alice Springs, headlined by King Parrot. In May they supported legendary Australian thrashers Hobb's Angel of Death and were also included in the line-up for Adelaide's biggest metal festival in recent history, 'The New Dead #4', alongside some of Australia's most successful bands, including: Psycroptic, The Amenta, Ne Obliviscaris, Frankenbok, Ouroboros and more.
The coming months will see the release of their second EP 'Red Devil', mixed and mastered by Darren 'Jenk' Jenkins (Deprivation, Mortal Sin), launched in Adelaide in late June with LORD, Truth Corroded and more, an opening slot for US party thrashers Municipal Waste, and an appearance at 'Dead of Winter Festival' in Brisbane. This will be followed by an east-coast tour in support of 'Red Devil' in July.
Always keen to play gigs, no matter how big or small they may be, this young metal attack will always draw a crowd!
IN THE SETTING OF THE ADELAIDE HILLS IS SMALL TOWNSHIP OF STRATHALBYN WHERE YOU COULD QUITE HAPPILY PACK THE KIDS UP WITH THE MISSUS AND A PICNIC AND KICK BACK WITH YOUR FAVOURITE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ...
Whack me in the daks with a maggoty cat and tickle my arse with a feather - these South Australian lads from the fine town of Strathalbyn, Adelaide Hills, have done it again! I had the pleasure of ...
Apr 21, 2017
ALKIRA: RELEASE NEW VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR
In late 2016, South Australia's drunken thrash titans ALKIRA released the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album Juggernaut, entitled 'KLOTHO'. The album
was mixed by the legendary ...
Nov 1, 2016
ALKIRA: Reveal New Album Title And Artwork!
Australian thrashers ALKIRA are proud to reveal the cover art for their sophomore album, titled 'KLOTHO'!
Check out the artwork preview video below, featuring a short audio teaser of the heaviness ...
Interview with Alkira on
Aug 18, 2014
Adelaide's thrash band Alkira are a young band with lots of potential. Metal-Roos spoke to drummer Ryan Quarrington.
Metal-Roos: How would you describe Alkira's sound? I don't know... it has changed a little bit recently. We are definitely influenced by old school thrash metal bands and the good re-thrash bands. I ...
May 7, 2016 Fowlers Live in Adelaide, SA
Adelaide, the city of churches, is the setting of another massive day of unrelenting metal madness. It is Saturday morning on the 7th of May,2016. It is overcast and miserable, rain is holding off ...