Killer Be Killed: the ways of collaboration

“I don’t understand why people in hip-hop and people in jazz they make records together, they collaborate often and in metal, everyone seems to be very concerned with hanging on to the success they already had and not really stepping outside the comfort zone.” This assessment pretty much sums up the reason Killer Be Killed was created. The project gathers together three big voices of metal: Max Cavalera (Soulfly), who’s used to all kinds of collaborations by now, Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon), accompanied by Dave Ellitch (ex-Mars Volta), a high class drummer. Every collaboration carries the risk of failure, especially when egos are involved, but this kind of experience is always rewarding and can even turn out to be very gratifying. The first Killer Be Killed album is a first step on a whole new path, where the singers had to learn to know one another as people before anything else.

Although he’s very impulsive and intuitive, Greg Puciato is also a highly intelligent man, as the (very) long and fascinating interview he gave us last year, when The Dillinger Escape Plan released their latest album, already proved. It is therefore with great pleasure that we talked to him about this new band and his desire for collaborations.

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