Greg Puciato

Greg Puciato On Killer Be Killed: “This Is More Of A Band Than I’ve Been In For A Really Long Time”, Says He Wouldn’t Call The Dillinger Escape Plan A ‘Real Band’ Due To Hired Members


Supergroup Killer Be Killed discussed their forthcoming sophomore album “Reluctant Hero” in a new cover story shared by Kerrang!. The band are comprised of Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepultura, etc.), Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, Gone Is Gone), and Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.).

The various members of the outfit shared high praise for the upcoming album and their hopes for the outfit, none more so than Puciato, who at one point offered:

“This [Killer Be Killed] is more of a band than I’ve been in for a really long time. I wouldn’t even say Dillinger was a ‘real band’, because there were a couple of people in the band and a couple hired. It became this fuckin’ Voltron where we went through, like, 40 members. Also, the writing relationship between Ben [Weinman, The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist] and I was completely segregated where we wrote our individual parts, then smashed them together. With KBK, it’s much more natural. We’re all equal members.”

Likewise, Sanders also stated:

“I always hope that people will love my work, but I never expect it. I’ll just say that I’ve never listened to an album 24 times before it’s been released before this one. When the four of us listen back to this record, we’re super in love with it. We’re banging our heads, smashing our feet, rolling the windows down and driving a little faster. It’s about finding that pleasurable energy. I hope that people find something in the record that’s as pleasurable to their ears as it is to ours.”

Puciato went on to add:

“I want people to hear this and be like, ‘Who the fuck are Mastodon?’ or, ‘Who the fuck are Dillinger Escape Plan?’ I want it to appeal to people who’ve heard our other bands but never really liked them. I want these songs to reach beyond our existing fans and superfans, to people who people who don’t know who we already are. I want this record to be part of the heavy fucking lineage of metal history. But none of this is premeditated. You’ve just gotta drop the bomb and keep on flying.”

You can read the full piece over at Kerrang!. “Reluctant Hero” will see a November 20th release on Nuclear Blast. A new song from it, “Inner Calm From Outer Storms“, will debut this Friday, November 06th.

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