KILLER BE KILLED – the supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ALL PIGS MUST DIE, MUTOID MAN) – will release its sophomore album, “Reluctant Hero”, on November 20 via Nuclear Blast. The first single from the LP, “Deconstructing Self-Destruction”, can be streamed below.
“Deconstructing Self-Destruction” 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-produced (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) 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 listing:
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
10. Dead Limbs
11. Reluctant Hero
“Reluctant Hero” pre-orders are available now here with the release available in a variety of limited edition vinyl variants, as well as on CD and a 2LP black vinyl version. Pre-save, listen and download on all digital platforms at this location.
Drummer Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA) played on KILLER BE KILLED‘s first CD but was unable to continue with the band due to scheduling conflicts with his other group, ANTEMASQUE. For their live debut at the 2015 Soundwave festival in Australia, Cavalera, Sanders, Puciato and Koller were joined by Juan Montoya (MONSTRO, ex-TORCHE), who also performed on the KILLER BE KILLED debut album.
KILLER BE KILLEDreleased its self-titled debut album in 2014 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. “Killer Be Killed” sold around 5,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in May 2014, the CD was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur, whose credits include work with GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ESCAPE THE FATE, P!NK and STEVE EARLE.