The next SOUNDWAVE festival will be a very special event, as the band KILLER BE KILLED will be performing their first-ever show.
What makes next year’s Astralia’s Soundwave XV festival so special? The new metal band, KILLER BE KILLED, will be performing their very first show on February 21-22 at Bonython Park in Adelaide and Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and February 28- and March 1 at Olympic Park in Sydney and Brisbane Showgrounds in Brisbane. On top of that, the band will be debuting their self-titled album which has already sold over 5,000 copies.
KILLER BE KILLED is no ordinary rock band which consists of former band mates of SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, and ex-THE MARS VOLTA; it is what some would call a supergroup. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Greg Puciato and guitar/vocalist Max Cavalera with Troy Sanders on bass and vocals, and Dave Elitch on drums.
The band formed in 2011 after collaborating together on a single between Puciato and Cavalera: “We 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,” Puciato explains, “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.'”
According to Blabbermouth.net, “KILLER BE KILLED’s self-titled debut album 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 on May 13 (one day earlier internationally) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, 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.”
Now the band will have their very first live performance at the 2015 Aussie SoundWave XV festival, so it will be a great show to remember.