KILLER BE KILLED released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, “Reluctant Hero” November 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for “Animus”. Watch the video created by Bryan Bankovich and features band footage by Jim Louvau, HERE.
Max Cavalera comments, “This song is the barbaric side of Killer Be Killed; 2 chords, raw as fuck! Take no prisoners!”
Troy Sanders states, “A cursory homage to the barbaric conquerors, the Huns!”
The album is available as CD, cassette, 2LP (silver/black swirl vinyl) and a metallic poster print with the album art. These physical offerings, as well as a companion t-shirt can be purchased here: https://www.killerbekilled.com/reluctant-hero
KILLER BE KILLED, who released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, “Reluctant Hero”, today via Nuclear Blast Records, have also simultaneously unveiled an animated video for ‘From A Crowded Wound’. Watch the video here:
The album is available in a variety of limited edition vinyl variants, as well as on CD and a 2LP black vinyl version. Those physical offerings, as well as a companion t-shirt can be purchased here: https://www.killerbekilled.com/reluctant-hero
Ben Koller said of the song: “’From a Crowded Wound’ is the creeping punisher on this record, a lumbering steamroller laying a trail of sleek acid slime from beginning to end.”
Costin Chioreanu, who has previously worked on videos for Ghost, Napalm Death and Corrosion of Conformity, created the visually stunning clip.
The band has been counting down the days to the album’s release with Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin, with exclusive interviews and additional previews from the 11-song collection. The special programming continues through this Sunday. The musicians have also posted a series of interviews about the album, which can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel (Songwriting: https://youtu.be/UoxUndxPu4A, Recording: https://youtu.be/x5h-WTA2Z4k, About “Inner Calm From Outer Storms” and “Dreams Gone Bad”: https://youtu.be/H34mnoVqfmU, and Album, Artwork and Vocals: https://youtu.be/PpaZXBiS0nI).
Reluctant Hero has already been met with widespread praise. Revolver and Kerrang! magazines featured the band on recent covers, Loudwire said the music is “crushing,” Metal Injection claimed the songs will “rip your damn head off,” Brooklyn Vegan proclaimed it “anthemic” and Consequence of Sound noted that the band is “hitting on all cylinders.”
KILLER BE KILLED, who release one of the year’s most anticipated rock records, “Reluctant Hero”, on Nov. 20 via Nuclear Blast Records, have debuted a third single from the eagerly-awaited collection: ‘Inner Calm From Outer Storms’.
“‘Inner Calm From Outer Storms’ is about having the ability to sense a distant or unseen target,” explains Troy Sanders. “It explores a journey of reckless abandon where the destination may, or may not, actually exist.”
Greg Puciato agrees, saying the lyrics reference “the idea of being open to the freedom of having chaos be a state of existence.”
The song debuted this Thursday via Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal hosted by Jose Mangin.
KILLER BE KILLED, Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), debut a second single from the band’s forthcoming album, “Reluctant Hero” (Nov. 20, Nuclear Blast Records), unveiling a fiery live performance video for “Dream Gone Bad”.
Troy said of the song: “Dissecting the idea of uncertainty and how you pull from that to find your way. ‘Dream Gone Bad’ was initially spearheaded by Max and I, and as I listen back, through the collaborative process this creation’s final form has now become a dream-come-true.”
The track debuted yesterday via Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal hosted by Jose Mangin. The video, which was shot in Arizona last month, was directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera.
News of a second KILLER BE KILLED album surprised and delighted fans, with the unexpected announcement paired with the band’s first new song in over six years: “Deconstructing Self-Destruction”. Metal Injection said the track will “rip your damn head off,”Revolver dubbed it “dynamic,”Brooklyn Vegan proclaimed it “anthemic” and Consequence of Sound noted that the band is “hitting on all cylinders.” Both “Dream Gone Bad” and “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” highlight the unique composition of the four-piece with Cavalera, Puciato and Sanders each lending their vocals throughout “Reluctant Hero”. The 11-song album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God/Gojira).
“Reluctant Hero” track list: Deconstructing Self-Destruction Dream Gone Bad Left Of Center Inner Calm From Outer Storms Filthy Vagabond From A Crowded Wound The Great Purge Comfort From Nothing Animus Dead Limbs Reluctant Hero
KILLER BE KILLED is singer/guitar player Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), drummer Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), singer/guitar player Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and singer/bass player Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone is Gone). The first whispers of the metal supergroup came in 2011, with the band dubbing themselves KILLER BE KILLED in late 2013 and shortly thereafter announcing the 2014 release of their self-titled debut. The band made their live debut the following year as part of Australia’s Soundwave Festival. Revolver described Killer Be Killed as “free-wheeling” and “unabashedly experimental,” Metal Injection deemed the album “controlled chaos,” and Loudwire said the band “has its own identity while still sounding enough like Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon to appeal to the fan bases of each of those bands.”
KILLER BE KILLED, Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), announce one of the year’s most anticipated heavy releases, confirming the Nov. 20 arrival of the all-star band’s sophomore album, “Reluctant Hero” (Nuclear Blast Records).
The news comes as the foursome shares the first single from the 11-song album, debuting ‘Deconstructing Self-Destruction’, a song that highlights the outfit’s unique approach to vocals with Cavalera, Puciato and Sanders all lending their voices to not only the single but all of the tracks on “Reluctant Hero”.
“This has been a long time coming. It feels great to be getting this out,” said Puciato of the Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God/Gojira) produced album as well as the bombastic single.“Also can I say that Troy‘s verse vocals are fucking insane? What an entrance. Go for a drive and roll the windows down and crank this thing up.”
“Reluctant Hero” track list:
1. Deconstructing Self-Destruction 2. Dream Gone Bad 3. Left Of Center 4. Inner Calm From Outer Storms 5. Filthy Vagabond 6. From A Crowded Wound 7. The Great Purge 8. Comfort From Nothing 9. Animus 10. Dead Limbs 11. Reluctant Hero
KILLER BE KILLED have released drum cam footage of their new drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ALL PIGS MUST DIE, MUTOID MAN) slaying the track “Wings Of Feather And Wax” live! The video was shot at the band’s inaugural performance at this year’s Soundwave Festival in Australia and can be viewed exclusively at DrumMagazine.com, here.
KILLER BE KILLED released their critically acclaimed debut last year on Nuclear Blast Entertainment in North America. The record came in at #58 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #3 on the Hard Rock Chart, in its first week of sales according to Nielson Soundscan. Other chart positions around the globe included:
Killer Be Killed was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur whose production credits include work with GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Cover art and packaging was executed by Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature Design, the Grammy nominated design firm whose clients include ALICE IN CHAINS, FOO FIGHTERS, CHRIS CORNELL, MONSTER MAGNET, WOLFMOTHER, and DEMON HUNTER.