Killer Be Killed, who will release one of the year’s most anticipated rock records, Reluctant Hero, on Nov. 20 via Nuclear Blast Records, have debuted a third single from the eagerly-awaited collection: “Inner Calm From Outer Storms”.
“‘Inner Calm From Outer Storms’ is about having the ability to sense a distant or unseen target,” explains Troy Sanders. “It explores a journey of reckless abandon where the destination may, or may not, actually exist.”
Greg Puciato agrees, saying the lyrics reference “the idea of being open to the freedom of having chaos be a state of existence.”
The 11-song album has already been met with widespread praise. Revolver, who feature the band on their current cover, said “with their surprise second album, Max Cavalera, Greg Puciato, Troy Sanders and Ben Koller trade supergroup status for teenage enthusiasm.” Kerrang!, who also feature Killer Be Killed on their current cover, described the release as a “tidal wave of heaviosity,” 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.”
Reluctant Hero pre-orders are available now with the release available in a variety of limited edition vinyl variants, as well as on CD and a 2LP black vinyl version. Killer Be Killed previously released two singles from the forthcoming album: “Dream Gone Bad” and “Deconstructing Self-Destruction”.
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. The band made their live debut the following year as part of Australia’s Soundwave Festival. Revolver described Killer Be Killed as “free-wheeling” and “unabashedly experimental,” Metal Injection deemed the album “controlled chaos,” and Loudwire said 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.”