A Different Breed of Killer is a deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. They released their debut album, I, Colossus, on April 29, 2008. Formed in October 2006, A Different Breed of Killer quickly made a name for themselves in the Knoxville deathcore scene. Less than a year after their formation, the band signed with Rise Records and released I, Colossus, which received generally positive reviews. The band has toured with such bands as Whitechapel, Through the Eyes of the Dead, and Impending Doom.
Recently, A Different Breed Of Killer have announced they are preparing their second full-length to be titled The City. The album will be produced by the band's drummer Nija Walker, who has been a student of recording technologies for 8 years, and worked directly under world-renowned mastering engineer Seva at SoundCurrent Mastering in Knoxville, TN. The album will also be mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) at The Basement Recording in Winston-Salem, NC. Also unique to this recording is plans to record, mix and master the entire album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. The band stated "to our knowledge this is the first time this process has been applied to a death metal record."
The band has also announced that they have left Rise Records and are in the process of securing a new label for The City.
The band is rumoured to have been broken up for months sometime starting in early 2010 but no official statment was released. On the band's Facebook page in May 2010 they reported they had tracked drums for the record "The City". However they have remained inactive and have had no further posts or updates since then supporting the rumour they have deceased as a band. It was also rumoured that "The City" was recorded but there was a dispute between members and producer resulting in "The City" to never be released.