Exclusive Song + Video Premiere: “Your God” by IKILLYA
Get ready to bang your head so hard you give yourself brain damage: perennial MetalSucks favorites IKILLYA are back! The band has signed with Urban Yeti Records and will release their latest act of aural devastation, War for an Idea, on June 2. That’s a ways away, but fret not — MetalSucks has fixed it so that you can check out the first single, “Your God,” right here, right now.
As the album title suggests, War for an Idea is a confrontational examination of the fucked-up world we currently occupy. This is perfectly exemplified by “Your God,” a song as thought-provoking as it is heavy. Explains vocalist Jason Lekberg:
“I began writing this song the day of the Bataclan shooting in Paris. That event helped me finally put into words my disgust with people who use their interpretation of ‘god’ to justify hurting, killing or infringing on the rights of others. It’s the first IKILLYA song ever to use an expletive, but I don’t know that there is any more appropriate way to express how we feel.”
Check out “Your God” via its provocative music video below! Then pre-order War for an Idea here. If you live in the NYC area, IKILLYA and the Iraqi band Acrassicauda are playing a benefit gig for those affected by President Trump’s travel ban at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory this Sunday, February 26. Alex Skolnick from Testament and other guest performers will also be on hand, so the whole thing should be a blast in addition to helping a great cause. Get tickets and additional info here.