Kettle Band Of The Week: Florida’s Illuminate Me

With guest vocals from some big names appearing on their debut album, Illuminate Me are definitely one to watch. A five-piece hardcore thrash band from Florida, they recently signed to Tragic Hero Records.

Vocalist Christopher Murray spoke to Kettle about the band and their new album I Have Become A Corpse. Murray, a self-confessed coffee-addict (which might explain where he gets all this energy from), is a lover of the artists we all grew up listening to, like My Chemical Romance, The Used and Underoarth, who we can thank for getting him into heavier music! 

Illuminate Me began in 2012 as a studio project for brothers Chris and Corey Jacobsen (guitar and drums) before being joined by Murray (previously of Sailing With Ghosts). Their debut EP Crawlspace saw attention building and they added three more members, Kevin Halton (bass), Anthony Burke and Sebastian Quintero (guitars), to begin the journey as a full live band.

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