Meet Killer Be Killed, The New “Holy S#%t!” Metal Supergroup

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Nuclear Blast Entertainment recently announced that they had signed Killer Be Killed, a new metal supergroup that features (you ready for this?) guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly), guitarist/vocalist Greg PUciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta). The band has been secretly locked in a Los Angeles studio where they have been working on their debut album, which is being produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) and will see a release in 2014.

Puciato tries to explain, saying, “It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” while Cavalera expands, “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.

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

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

Sanders states, “Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations. The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me.

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  • SaturdayThe14th

    I’m a fan of old Sepultura and Nailbomb. Leviathan was the last thing I listened to from Mastodon. Mars Voltas drumming was always pretty good and I’m still a Dillinger fan. Hope it lives up to the hype.