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IKILLYA Battle the Cultural Justification of Sexual Abuse Against Women on “Betray Your Creator”

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“Pure rage. That’s how we feel about cultural justification of rape,” IKILLYA vocalist Jason Lekberg tells ghostcultmag.com, explaining the band’s new song, “Betray Your Creator.” And that anger certainly comes through in the song, which may be the group’s most punishing to date. That the track has been released just a day after a bunch old rich white men decided that rape, domestic violence, C-sections, and postpartum depression can all be considered ‘pre-existing conditions’ by healthcare providers, is wholly appropriate. This is the anger outlet a lot of us needed today.

Check out “Betray Your Creator” via the below video, which was directed by Matt Brewster and Christoph Knie of Engine Room. IKILLYA’s new album, War for an Idea, comes out June 2 on Urban Yeti. Pre-order it here. The band is basically on tour from the end of May through late July — definitely don’t miss him when they come to your town. Dates are at the bottom of this post.

Supporting Skinlab and Product of Hate:

MAY
31 Revere, MA Sammy’s Patio
JUNE
1 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
2 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus (CD release show)
3 Wilmington, DE Bar XIII
4 Washington, DC The Pinch
6 Chesapeake, VA Riffhouse Pub
7 Fayetteville, NC Drunk Horse Pub
8 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Supporting Product of Hate only:

JUNE
11 Huntsville, AL Copper Top Tavern
13 Lafayette, LA Steam Press Cafe
14 Houston, TX Acadia
15 Dallas, TX Reno’s Chop Shop
16 Austin, TX Texas Music Ranch
17 Fort Stockton, TX The Garage
18 Gallup, NM Juggernaut Music
21 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
23 Glendale, CA The Complex
24 Santa Ana, CA Malones
27 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
28 Sacramento, CA The Colony
29 Portland, OR Rock Hard PDX
30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
JULY
1 Boise, ID The Shredder
2 Salt Late City, UT The Royal
4 Denver, CO Herman’s Hideaway
6 Dubuque, IA The Venue
8 Barrington, IL Penny Road Pub
9 Lafayette, IN The Doom Room
11 Indianapolis, IN Taps Live
12 Lansing, MI The Loft
13 Columbus, OH The Shrunken Head
15 Buffalo, NY Stamps
16 Auburn, NY Jitz

Additional Dates:
JULY
21 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
SEPTEMBER
2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (Ride for Dime)
19 Astoria, NY Astoria Skatepark

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