Soulfly/Dillinger/Mastodon supergroup premiere two new songs!
It’s been a little while since there’s been an update on this project, so let us refresh your memory: enter the ring Killer Be Killed, a supergroup featuring *deep breath Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta). Although they technically formed in 2011, you can imagine that all parties are very busy people; the first three are in highly popular and very active bands, whilst Elitch has worked with huge names like Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake since leaving TMV. As such it’s taken a while to get things ironed out and recorded, but we’re now on the cusp. Last week it was announced that the self-titled debut album would be out through Nuclear Blast in May, and on Friday there were not one but two tracks premiered.
The first, “Wings Of Feather And Wax,” is clearly inspired by the famous Greek myth of Deadalus and Icarus, father and son who escape from their island prison on – well, wings of feather and wax. As the tale goes, Icarus flies too close to the sun, the wax on his wings melt and he plummets to his death, leaving his father distraught. As one of the chorus lines calls, “well now I’m falling, like Icarus to land” – and could well be a cautionary tale in itself.
The second is called “Face Down,” and judging by the previous song’s message, could well be a continuation of the theme. They are the first and second tracks respectively, so sounds plausible. There’s a very smooth segue between the two, with the guitar hum feeding into a new drumming pattern before the song proper kicks in.
May as well have a listen, right?
It’s most metalheads’ wet dream to be honest. Four well-respected musicians with a stylistic catchment area the size of Metallica‘s bank account, joining forces to create some pretty bangin’ tunes. I mean, it’s nothing revolutionary, and it sounds pretty much exactly how you’d expect, but this is a good thing. What do you guys reckon to the songs, anyway?
Killer Be Killed will be out May 9th (EU), 12th (UK) and 13th (NA) via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders available from here.