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Killer Be Killed: First Photo of Max Cavalera/Greg Puciato/Troy Sanders Supergroup Released

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Following their signing announcement and christening earlier this month, Killer Be Killed — the new supergroup featuring Max Cavalera, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, and drummer Dave Elitch have released the first official of the band, which looks or more or less like a photo of the guys you heard were in this band being in this band. AMAZING!!!!

Photo credit: Glen La Ferman
Photo credit: Glen La Ferman

Here are some choice quotes from the accompanying press release:

“It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” Puciato explains, searching for the right words to describe something defiantly unique.

“This is a very special project. It’s a one of a kind thing, with a lot of potential,” asserts Cavalera. “The album is a mix of heavy, fast and melodic songs.”

Featuring lead vocal contributions and lyrics from Puciato, Cavalera and Sanders, the aggressive assemblage of songs run the gamut from crowd-inciting brutality and jagged basement show style carnage to melodic, off-kilter hooks. Sanders jokingly described the band as “a perfect blend of a legend, a freak, a beast and a wookie.”

It’s all delivered through a prism of metal history conjuring the raw aggression of SEPULTURA’s earliest rumblings, together with the progressively 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, with a drum performance from a master of precision, power and groove.

“I love the idea of Greg, Troy and I singing together, with David Elitch’s amazing drumming,” says Cavalera. “Being a part of this is something quite different for me.”

“There would be no point in doing this if it sounded the same as our other bands,” notes Puciato. “Of any of our bands, it sounds the furthest away from mine, mainly because DILLINGER is [guitarist/founder] Ben [Weinman]’s expression, musically.”

Killer Be Killed’s debut album will be out next year on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Hopefully we get to hear some actual music soon!

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