We hope to spread inspiration, hope and to educate about the love of Christ through our new album “KDT.”
Hey its Curtis from KillDevil Theory. After the life-changing experience of the birth and survival of my daughter, “Ara” back in 2008, Deanna and myself have dedicated our lives to God.
In essence, I have to thank my new found faith in Jesus for the life I have and love now and for getting me through that time along with lots of good music and the love of my family. She was born at 11 ounces- it was a new state record at the time for a child to survive. It pushed our family to limits I never dreamed of. We lived at the hospital with her in the NICU for almost 9 months. It was touch and go everyday and I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through it. Doctors told us for days to “prepare for the worst.” We saw new tubes, needles and challenges everyday. I don’t know how many times we started making funeral arrangements- it was a living hell.
Thankfully, I discovered prayer through my family after being an agnostic my whole life. It worked EVERY SINGLE TIME when times were hard. I promised myself and God that I would live and work for him after that experience- that I would essentially live to love others and help others. That I would raise a godly, moral young woman in my daughter that would hopefully hold the same values her whole life and would live to love others. His guidance has never let me down- the only pain I feel in life is when I try to do things my way and not his.
I have loved music most of my life and dreamed of making a living in a band. It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter that I realized how screwed up my priorities were, how selfish I had been and what my purpose was. I now know that my purpose with music is to inspire, motivate, help, advise and educate….in short, to love other people; to help other people.
You see, I realized that the beautiful thing about music is that it can be the right answer for anything. Other products such as lawnmowers, for example, are only helpful to people with lawns. But music, can help anyone at anytime through anything- it is the Swiss army knife of life.
This is where “KillDevil Theory” began. I finally understood that I needed to “kill” the devil in my life- my hang ups, temptations, selfish obsessions, hates etc… If I could do that….no, not if… I had to do that to be a better father, husband and human being. Imagine if all of us could make our selves live better with the goal of loving others, caring for others and helping others- it would be hard not to make the world a much better place. In theory, this would make the world the best it could be if we would only follow the example of Jesus and love and live for others……hence the “Kill Devil” Theory.
I picked up a pen and began to write songs. I discovered that my music had the ability to create hope and inspiration for other people in their own dark places, and that became my mission. It’s a hurting world out there, and we all need a boost of encouragement from time to time. I’m working on my 1st studio album entitled “KDT”, which will be our 1st independent release and we will have no help from any record label.
While we have been fortunate enough to reach hundreds of people with our music, it’s my goal to inspire more people than ever before with this album in order to spread that hope even further. It’s been essential that I find new ways to fund, record and release new music. Our fans have been the ones who have always supported and appreciated our vision, so using Kickstarter and giving those fans the opportunity to be a part of the process with us makes the most sense. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the video above, please do so!
Why we are doing this album: “Second Coming” provides an outlet and window into the crazy times we are living in. Truly, the message of these songs could not be more relatable than at this exact time in history and our lives. I know whenever I leave my house or turn on the TV, I see things I never thought I would see in my lifetime and could only imagine through the word of God contained in the Bible. Everyday proves it correct. If you need some relief or want your voice heard on some of these topics, I hope this new album will provide that for you. These songs will encourage, uplift, comfort and entertain through multiple genres of rock music. We have been so blessed to play this music and enjoy the support and encouragement of our amazing fans and want to carry this message to more people.
The plan: To make the best rock record possible and bring hope, inspiration and relief to as many people around the globe as possible while sharing the amazing example of Jesus. To create this record I’ve teamed up with Producer/Sound Engineer Matt James Dougherty (Disturbed, Megadeth, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Red Sun Rising, and countless others), Chris Greenwood (Manafest) – consultant and new band lineup to expand our sound including Andrea Vadrucci aka “Vadrum” on drums and Dusty Bo on vocals.
The money: I’ve already invested over $5,000 in creating this album, setting up the forthcoming marketing campaign for it, and making the first music video. My fans have always been so supportive and that’s why I wanted to reach out so you can help me inspire even more people with this music and message of hope.
Goal #1 is to raise $2,000 – This will help us finish the production of the album so we can begin to expand our reach with our message and inspire as many people as possible.
Goal #2 is to raise $5,000 so we can promote the album and create some videos to accompany the album.
Goal #3 is to raise $10,000 so we can prepare a tour to take this message to inspire people around the world in the Spring of 2021 and create a music video.
The mission: We’ve always wanted our music to be inspiring even when we are writing about controversial topics or sharing a personal story of struggle. I know when fans listen to this new album the songs will speak to everyone a different way and tears will be shed, motivation will be felt, anger subdued and spirits will be uplifted. We have some dark songs on this record, but always come back to the light. I think this is a reflection of a journey many of us share. Please help me bring this message of hope and inspiration to people that need it! Thanks for your support by contributing to this campaign today! Curtis- KillDevil Theory