Side project of Rise Against lead vocalist Tim McIlrath and former Rise Against guitarist Todd Mohney. Their style was more hardcore than rise against, with the lyrics primarily being screamed and darker lyrics. They were active from 2000-2004, and released 2 EPs and one album. Bury Me at Makeout Creek (EP, 2000), The Romance of Helen Trent (full-length album, 2002), and We Sing Sin (EP, 2004).
Guy 1: hey have you heard of The Killing Tree?
Guy 2: you mean the awesome side project of Rise Against?
Guy 1: yeah, they kick ass