After recently signing a Nuclear Blast record deal, Soulfly, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mars Volta supergroup has officially revealed Killer Be Killed as their name.
The band also confirmed a 2014 release date, with each member expressing a great deal of enthusiasm. As previously reported, the group consists of Soulfly mainman Max Cavalera, Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, Mastodon's Troy Sanders and former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch.
"We [Puciato and Cavalera] did the song on Soulfly's 'Omen' and then we started talking about doing an entire album together, the way he had with Alex Newport," said Puciato (via Loudwire). "We eventually got together with some riffs we both had and wrote a bunch more material in a 72-hour blast out in the desert. We left with about 15 demos we made using the same drum machine and four-track Max used working on 'Chaos A.D..'"
When it comes to the band's sound, the singer described it as "a bit of Sabbath-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk." Greg also stressed that "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 Ben [Weinman]'s expression, musically."
Max Cavalera chipped in, "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. 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."
Finally, Troy Sanders shared his opinion on the project, branding it "a perfect blend of a legend, a freak, a beast and a wookie. Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations," he added. "The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me."