Killer Be Killed—the project featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist/guitarist Greg Puciato, Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Saunders and ex-The Mars Volta drummer David Elitch—after much anticipation, released its debut self-titled album, May 13, 2014, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Prior to its release, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki once again talked with Max Cavalera (read interview here), focusing on the making of the album and what each member brought to the table. But that wasn’t it. According to Max, Killer Be Killed may not be just a side project, as he dropped some surprising news on us, saying the band will embark on a month-long U.S. tour in 2015 and record again in the future. (more…)
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The metal supergroup Killer Be Killed had been in the works for a few years, with members dropping hints about the sound and style, building up the hype in the metal community (a few of which were dropped right here on Live Metal) as we anxiously awaited word on an official release. That time is finally here. The project—featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist/guitarist Greg Puciato, Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Saunders and ex-The Mars Volta drummer David Elitch—will release its debut self-titled album May 13, 2014 (Nuclear Blast). So the big question is, what would it sound like if you took the sludge metal of Mastodon and the mathcore chaos of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and added a lethal does of thrash metal from Soulfly? The answer? Not like anything you would expect. Killer Be Killed contains elements of the members’ main bands, but the album is just as melodic and structured as it is heavy. It’s a different kind of metal album than what we’ve grown accustomed to hearing the past few years. But if it sounded identical to any of those bands, what would be the point?
Cavalera is no stranger to side projects and experimenting in the metal scene. His resume speaks for itself with the groundbreaking Chaos A.D. (the same drum machine and four-track were used for Killer Be Killed) and Roots from Sepultura, the subgenre-shifting Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother Igor, countless guest appearances and the now cult favorite, one-off project with Alex Newport of Fudge Tunnel, called Nailbomb. In fact, it was the hardcore punk/industrial album Point Blank (1994) from Nailbomb that served as inspiration for Killer Be Killed when Puciato originally contacted Max about doing something together.
Just prior to the release of Killer Be Killed, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki once again talked with Max, except this time focusing on the making of the self-titled debut and what each member brought to the table on Killer Be Killed. But that wasn’t it. According to Max, Killer Be Killed may not just be a side project, as he dropped some surprising news on us. Read on. (more…)