As far as debut albums go, Killer Be Killed‘s 2014 self-titled masterpiece was the record we didn’t know we needed… upon release it blew up bigger than expected for the metal supergroup which (at the time) consisted of Max Cavalera (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy), Greg Puciato (ex-Dillinger/The Black Queen), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta).
From there, a few minor lineup changes saw drummer David Elitch replaced by Ben Koller (Converge/All Pigs Must Die) just prior to their ONLY LIVE PERFORMANCE at Soundwave Festival 2015 in Australia and the addition of Juan Montoya (ex-Torche, Cavity, Floor) on guitar. Since then, we’ve waited with baited breath (and impatient listicles) for a follow up with many of the KBK members telling us over the years it was coming.
But according to an interview we conducted this week with Max Cavalera, he’s told us we probably won’t need to be waiting much longer with plans for the follow up to come out in 2019:
I’m looking forward to the new Killer Be Killed album next year.
There’s been plenty of reasons for the delay though like Mastodon‘s new album Emperor of Sand keeping Troy busy, Cavalera Conspiracy‘s Psychosis, Soulfly‘s latest Ritual and the Return to Roots tour keeping Max pretty damn occupied and Greg focusing on new project The Black Queen after The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s farewell tour to name a few, it literally came down to a waiting game for when we’ll finally be able to start hearing our first taste of new material. When quizzed further about the topic (including lineup roster within Killer Be Killed and the current state of the album), the metal man added:
The same people who played Soundwave a few years back including Juan Montoya on extra guitar [are involved]. We’ve already done a demo of ten songs, it sounds fucking great and we are hoping that the first break I get next year from Soulfly we can get everyone on board and either write a little more or go straight to the studio and start recording this thing. So, I’m looking forward to number two of Killer Be Killed. It’s going to be amazing!
Hmmm, Soulfly just announced Ritual tour dates across America/Canada up until February 26th, 2019. There’s nothing locked in for March onwards (but maybe a sneaky Download Festival Australia addition could happen we’re predicting) and so that leaves a big wide door open for Max and co. to get back together and get shit done.
Either way, we’ll keep you in the loop.