King Parrot are a band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2010. Their sound has been described as a mixture of thrash metal, grindcore, sludge metal and early hardcore punk.
After the release of The Stench of Hardcore Pub Trash EP in 2011, the group recorded and independently released their debut full-length album Bite Your Head Off in 2012, which was picked up by UK based metal label Candlelight Records in 2013 for worldwide release. By this stage the band had established themselves as intense live act, and their unsettling sense of humour, most notably in their music video "Shit on the Liver", which was a finalist in the 2013 Australian Music Video Awards.
Founding drummer Matt Rizzo left the band in 2012 to be replaced by Matt "Skitz" Sanders, formerly of Damaged. After extensive touring within Australia, supporting Obituary, Carcass and Thy Art Is Murder, King Parrot were invited to play a number of prominent music festivals including an appearance at the 2013 Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival in Indonesia, Australia's Soundwave Festival and the 2014 SXSW in Austin, Texas, which was amongst a 45-date North American tour. They later signed a management deal with Extreme Management Group in New York. Heavy metal vocalist Phil Anselmo personally interviewed them on his Housecore Records Youtube channel.
In June 2014, at the end of their Australian tour with British grindcore band, Carcass, it was announced that Todd Hansen, formerly of The Berzerker and Headkase, would be taking over from Matt Sanders on drum duties. In the same statement, the group announced they are scheduled to release a new album in 2015.
Matthew "Youngy" Young - vocals (2010-present)
Ari "Mr. White" White - guitar (2010-present)
Andrew "Squiz" Livingstone-Squires - guitar (2012-present)
Matthew "Slatts" Slattery - bass guitar (2010-present)
Todd "Toddy" Hansen - drums (2014-present)
Ed Bourke-Lacey - guitar (2010-2012)
Mat Rizzo - drums (2010–2012)
Matt "Skitz" Sanders - drums (2012–2014)