Killing Miranda

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Killing Miranda were a British based musical group initially playing gothic rock, later introducing more industrial and metal influence into their sound.


The band's initial line-up consisted of Richard Pyne (aka 'Filthy Rikky') on vocals and programming, Dave Irvine (aka 'Irish Dave') and Dave Turner (aka 'Alien Dave') on guitar, Chris Wareham (aka 'Big Chris') on bass and Belle on drums, programming and production. The band was formed in London in 1998 to perform material originally recorded and released by Richard Pyne as a solo project. This line-up then recorded and released their debut album Blessed Deviant on Nightbreed in 1999 and the subsequent Teenage Vampire single. Chris Wareham left the line-up in 2000, with Irish Dave taking on bass duties.

The second Killing Miranda album, Transgression By Numbers, was released in 2001. The band left the Nightbreed label after the release of this album, signing to Diesel Motor Records, who released their third album Consummate in October 2004. This would be the band's final release.

Killing Miranda have performed in the UK, Mexico, Ireland, the Azores, Germany, and Austria including at the Eurorock and Wave-Gotik-Treffen festivals, and have supported numerous acts including Mortiis, Front 242, The Mission UK, Queen Adreena, Paradise Lost and The Damned.

As of 27 July 2007, Killing Miranda is on 'permanent hiatus'. Former frontman Richard Pyne has since concentrated on his industrial project Uberbyte, whilst Belle has played with Rachel Stamp, Nosferatu, David Ryder-Prangley and the Witches, New Skin, Lahannya and (along with former Killing Miranda bandmate Chris Wareham) The Cureheads. In 2008 Alien Dave and Irish Dave went on to form Sterile Prophet, performing several well received shows to sell out crowds.



  • Blessed Deviant (1999)
  • Transgression by Numbers (2001)
  • Consummate (2004) (Diesel Motor Records)

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Burn Sinister EP (1998)
  • "Teenage Vampire" single (2000)
  • "Enter the Dagon" single (free electronic release) (2004)
  • "I Know What You Want" single (free electronic release) (2005)

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