Killing Time

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Killing Time
OriginSydney, NSW
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1989 - 1992
LabelsRed Eye
Associated actsMantissa
Past membersChris Collins
  • Nina Grant
  • Syd Green
  • Chris Paine
  • Adam Pringle
  • Jed Starr
  • Tubby Wadsworth
  • Russell Hopkinson
  • Arnie Prazz

Band Members

  • Final Line-Up
    • Chris Collins (guitar)
    • Nina Grant (bass)
    • Syd Green (drums)
    • Chris Paine (guitar) (d. 16/11/15)
    • Adam Pringle (vocals)
  • Former Members
    • Jed Starr (guitar) 1990 - 1992
    • Russell Hopkinson (drums) 1991
    • Tubby Wadsworth (drums) 1990 - 1991
    • Arnie Prazz (drums) 1989

Band Information

Killing Time formed in Melbourne in 1989 as a Stooges-style band. Tubby Wadsworth and his former bandmate Jed Starr both joined in 1990 and the band began playing a funk-edged heavy metal style. By 1991 they had signed to Red Eye and released Ruby's Mind soon after. Syd Green replaced Wadsworth at the end of 1991 after a short time with Russell Hopkinson on drums. The following year Killing Time supported international tourists including Faith No More, Scatterbrain, Mudhoney and Jane's Addiction.

Dream Alone peaked at #23 on the national singles charts, and shortly afterward Starr left and Chris Collins joined ahead of them heading to the US to record a full length album. During the recording period, Killing Time changed its name to Mantissa to avoid confusion with several other bands with the same name.



1991 Ruby's Mind Red Eye
1991 The Mandlebroth Set Red Eye


1992 Dream Alone Red Eye