GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, is back in the studio working on its second full-length album. The group is in talks with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL, SOULFLY) to produce the CD and promises two things with this album — it will be different and it will be heavy.
Regarding the musical direction of the new effort, Rob Moschetti (bass) and Jason Velez (lead guitar) explained that they basically wanted to “stick to the direction of there is no direction, we want to be artists, people forget that music is art and we want to deliver something that makes people think and want to go back and listen again and again.”
A new GENERATION KILL video blog in which they can be seen laying down tracks for the upcoming CD are available below.
GENERATION KILL‘s new CD is due later this year via Season Of Mist. Zeuss “has a guiding hand in all the songs the band has written” for the upcoming CD so far, according to Dukes.
GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS‘ “Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).
GENERATION KILL is:
Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums
EXODUS/GENERATION KILL frontman Rob Dukes joined PHILM on stage last night (Sunday, September 9) at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey to perform a cover version of BLACK SABBATH‘s “Symptom Of The Universe”. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
PHILM is the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR).
The band’s debut album, “Harmonic”, was released on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings.
“When people hear about my involvement in PHILM, they automatically assume that it will compare to SLAYER’s sound,” explained Lombardo. “They couldn’t be more different. I have scaled down my drum set to a four-piece, reminiscent of the drummers from the late ’60s that influenced me. Each song is unique in itself, I like to refer to it as ‘rhythmic emotion.’ It’s almost like taking all the heavy songs of the ’60s and bringing that era to a modern plateau, then blending them with the modern trance and psychedelic sounds of today.”
“We decided to record ‘Harmonic’ in the intimate setting of a home, with various vintage recording equipment,” added Lombardo on the band’s debut album. “The music was written collectively in an improvisational manner, unlike the majority of recordings I’ve done before. This was very important given this is my first recording where I’m carrying the title of producer and performer. The album achieves a dense, unholy convergence of tones and discords. We also touch on haunting, desolate, ambient sounds. Our music tends to be written in a manner where we never know the outcome until we listen back to what we recorded. A harmonic journey.”
Photo credit: Cammy Kinney