KILLER BE KILLED
Killer Be Killed (Digipak)
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DIGI CD Featuring members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly and Mastodon
“This is a very special project. It’s a one of a kind thing, with a lot of potential. The album is a mix
of heavy, fast and melodic songs.” – Max Cavalera (Soulfly)
The bevy of subgenres associated with heavy metal and hardcore punk have often given birth to one-off partnerships, guest
appearances and duets, but rarely is there an entire band assembled with the primary purpose of getting in a room together
to watch what happens when their respective creative muses danced, f***ed or fought.
Fast friends Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) spent a marathon
three-day session in the desert together, working up over a dozen demos with the same drum machine and four-track
recorder Max had used to work on Sepultura’s Chaos A.D., among others. After recruiting drummer Dave Elitch (ex-The
Mars Volta) and bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Killer Be Killed became a real band in a small rehearsal room.
Following a batch of practices in Orange County in early 2013, the four guys reassembled at The Fortress in the fall under
the watchful eye of producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Steve Earle) and collaborated on their debut album, with
Cavalera, Sanders and Puciato bouncing lyrics and song titles off each other right there. The end result should inspire other
heavy music makers to collaborate more often, in the community-minded spirit of jazz, hip-hop and other genres.
Featuring lead vocal contributions and lyrics from Puciato, Cavalera and Sanders, the aggressive assemblage of songs run
the gamut from percussive crowd-inciting brutality, jagged basement show style carnage and melodic, off-kilter hooks. It’s
delivered through a prism of metal history conjuring the raw aggression of early Sepultura rumblings like Morbid Visions and
Schizophrenia with the increasingly progressive esoteric shamanistic approach of Mastodon and just a hint of the dissonance
of The Dillinger Escape Plan. It’s a set of songs with more traditional structure than most of them are known to perform,
underlined by a relentless drum performance from a master of precision, power and groove.
Killer Be Killed is the latest signing for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the joint venture between Nuclear Blast Records founder
Markus Staiger and massively influential ex-Roadrunner Records Senior VP of A&R Monte Conner, who has worked with Max
Cavalera on 18 records, starting with 1989’s Beneath The Remains.
|01. Wings Of Feather And Wax
|02. Face Down
|03. Melting Of My Marrow
|04. Snakes Of Jehovah
|05. Curb Crusher
|06. Save The Robots
|07. Fire To Your Flag
|09. Dust Into Darkness
|10. Twelve Labors
|11. Forbidden Fire
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