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Killer Be Killed - Biography




Featuring lead vocal contributions and lyrics from Puciato, Cavalera and Sanders, the aggressive assemblage of songs run the gamut from percussive crowd-inciting brutality, jagged basement show style carnage and melodic, off-kilter hooks.
Killed Be Killed's 2014 debut was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Trivium) in Los Angeles, California, following writing sessions in Phoenix, Arizona and Orange County.

Koller joined the band in time for their inaugural live performances: the Soundwave Festival and club shows with Lamb Of God in Australia.

MetalSucks placed Puciato at #1 on their list of the Top 25 Modern Metal Frontmen, but he also expresses himself through the dark electro-pop of The Black Queen.

Max is no stranger to collaborations, of course, having invited multiple guests onto Sepultura's genre-defining Roots and continued the tradition with the release of Soulfly's gold-selling debut album in 1998. Max was one-half of the incendiary Nailbomb, together with English record producer and Fudge Tunnel mastermind Alex Newport.

Killer Be Killed began when Max and Greg ran into each other at a Los Angeles benefit show for Chi Cheng, the late Deftones bassist who spent years in a semi-conscious state following a 2008 car accident. "After that, we did the song on Soulfly's Omen and we jokingly talked about doing an entire album together, the way he had with Alex Newport," Puciato explains.

"But then we each sorta said to each other, 'Hey, I'm not joking actually, unless you are?' 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.."

Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan have toured together many times. During one such tour, in late 2012, Puciato was telling Mastodon's Troy Sanders about the project.
Before too long, Sanders and Cavalera were meeting at a festival in South America for the first time: "Hey, I'm Troy. And I think we're in a band together."

The electric chemistry was apparent the first time they all assembled.

"Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations," says Sanders. "The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me."

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