Killer Be Killed (Soulfly, Dillinger Escape Plan etc.) have posted a new band update. They said that they are “stockpiling riffs and ideas,” for a new album, but are still trying to find time to get together to work on things. You can read more in the below Facebook post:
Killer Be Killed, the supergroup composed of Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and apparently Juan Montoya (MonstrO) for live shows, now have an official new member in their ranks. Cavalera recently revealed that Ben Koller, who originally was a fill in for drummer Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta) during the band’s first performances, is now a permanent member of the group.
Here’s what he told Wall Of Sound when asked if Koller is the band:
“Pretty much. We introduced Ben at Soundwave Festival and asked him to be part of the group. He’ such a great drummer and musician.”
He also said the following when asked if he was writing for the band’s new album:
“Not writing yet. I don’t write on the road, too chaotic. I’ve got some ideas though. Now I know Greg and Troy and we have Ben Koller playing drums. We’re going to make a kick ass second record.”
Killer Be Killed, the supergroup composed of Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta), are planning to release their sophomore effort next year. Cavelera revealed the news during an interview with Metal Hammer:
Here’s what he had to say:
“There’s another Killer Be Killed record coming next year, and more Cavalera Conspiracy stuff in the future. At this point I’m just letting it roll. Whatever happens will happen – that’s my attitude. I’m not forcing anything. If it happens, great; if not then it’s still okay.”
Killer Be Killed (Soulfly, Dillinger Escape Plan etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Curb Crusher.” This song is taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released on May 13, 2014. The video was filmed during the band’s live debut, at the Soundwave Festival, in Australia.
Killer Be Killed, the band featuring Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta), may be making new music and playing more shows in the future. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Puciato said there will “absolutely” be more live performances and that they already have a lot of material for a second album.
He said the following:
“As soon as we ended the first ‘Sidewave’ [concert], which was in Melbourne, the first club show, as soon as we ended that and walked off stage, that was the moment we were, like, ‘Okay, yeah, we need to do more of this. We need to absolutely do more of this.’ We were having so much fun.”
“For me, it feels like I’m fifteen years old, playing in a band — just having a blast, and there’s no expectation, and you don’t really think that anyone’s gonna care, and you’re just playing for the love of it. I look at Max, and he kind of looks like a child again. He said to me when we got off stage, ‘I haven’t felt like this since the first Soulfly record came out. I haven’t felt this happy and this stoked.’ I think we were all kind of just saying, ‘Man, we have something really good here.’ And then we’re all still, obviously, extremely in love with our main bands, so we have to kind of go back to reality after this and be, like, ‘All right. We’ve gotta get back to work in Dillinger, Mastodon, Soulfly And Converge.’ But we kind of already had the, ‘When are you gonna be off? Are we all off at the same time? What can we do?’ I’ve got so many riffs and so many song ideas, Troy’s got so many, Max’s got so many…”
“So we’re gonna for sure book some more shows. We’re gonna come back to Australia. We’re already looking at trying to find time to track album No. 2. So, yeah, this was kind of the proving ground, and now that we’ve come down here and seen that everything feels like a band, we’re gonna keep doing it.”
Killer Be Killed, the supergroup composed of Max Cavalera (Ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta), made their live debut at the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Australia, on February 20.
Elitch didn’t take part in the performance due to his obligations to Antemasque, so Ben Koller (Converge) handled the drumming duties. Check out some fan-filmed footage of the performance and the setlist below:
Killer Be Killed Soundwave Setlist:
01 – “Wings Of Feather And Wax”
02 – “Melting Of My Marrow”
03 – “Face Down”
04 – “Curb Crusher”
05 – “Save The Robots”
06 – “Twelve Labors”
07 – “Fire To Your Flag”
08 – “I.E.D.”
09 – “Snakes Of Jehovah”
Killer Be Killed will make their live debut at the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Australia, but unfortunately Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta) will not be a part of it. His absence will be due to scheduling conflicts with his other band, Antemasque.
Elitch issued the following statement via Twitter:
“I’ve been getting a ton of questions regarding @soundwavefest, so lemme set the record straight: I will be playing with @ANTEMASQUE, but… I unfortunately will not be able to play with @KillerBeKilled, as it’s logistically impossible as they’re on different days.”
Since Elitch won’t be present, Ben Koller (Converge) will handle the drumming duties. Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) confirmed the news via The Metal Review:
“Look I haven’t actually told anyone this yet but Dave is actually not going to play. Ben Koller from Converge is going to play. You’re actually the first person to hear that.”
“Antemasque confirmed at the same time we did. We didn’t know what day we we’re going to be on (Soundwave runs two days), and then it just became an issue whether we wanted to still do it or not, which we obviously did. Then it was, if Antemasque have a good slot, if we have a good slot, I didn’t want to shuffle the band around to a shittier time slot just to accommodate Dave playing in both bands. Antemasque for Dave is a much bigger commitment, they’re playing a lot of shows all the time. If he needs to do that, that’s fine with me. Ben from Converge is a fucking animal so it’ll be cool to play with him.”