KILLER BE KILLED released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, “Reluctant Hero”November 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for “Animus”. Watch the video created by Bryan Bankovich and features band footage by Jim Louvau, here: https://youtu.be/lofQbhH53F0
Max Cavalera comments, “This song is the barbaric side of Killer Be Killed; 2 chords, raw as fuck! Take no prisoners!”
Troy Sanders states, “A cursory homage to the barbaric conquerors, the Huns!”
The album is available as CD, cassette, 2LP (silver/black swirl vinyl) and a metallic poster print with the album art. These physical offerings, as well as a companion t-shirt can be purchased here: https://www.killerbekilled.com/reluctant-hero.
Reluctant Hero was met with widespread praise. Revolver and Kerrang! magazines featured the band on covers, Loudwire said the music is “crushing,” Metal Injection claimed the songs will “rip your damn head off,” Brooklyn Vegan proclaimed it “anthemic” and Consequence of Sound noted that the band is “hitting on all cylinders.”
KILLER BE KILLED is singer/guitar player Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), drummer Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), singer/guitar player Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and singer/bass player Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone is Gone). The first whispers of the metal supergroup came in 2011, with the band dubbing themselves KILLER BE KILLED in late 2013 and shortly thereafter announcing the 2014 release of their self-titled debut. They made their live debut the following year as part of Australia’s Soundwave Festival. Metal Injection deemed the album “controlled chaos,” and Loudwiresaid the band “has its own identity while still sounding enough like Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon to appeal to the fan bases of each of those bands.” In November of 2020, the group released their follow-up album, Reluctant Hero, to much fanfare.
Gracing the covers of both Kerrang! and Revolver magazines, critics worldwide praised the 11-song album. Canadian music mag, Exclaim, said the collection “proves metal can be catchy without being stupid,” U.S.-based Blabbermouthdescribed Reluctant Heroas “impressive… and certainly atypical to what’s popular in heavy music these days,” Australia’s Heavy Magazine summarized their praise for the album with “it’s fucking amazing” and Metal Hammer declared KBK the “finest supergroup of the past decade.”