Drummer Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA) will be unable to perform with KILLER BE KILLED as part of this year's edition of Australia's Soundwave XV festival due to scheduling conflicts with his other band, ANTEMASQUE. Filling in for him will be CONVERGE drummer Ben Koller (pictured).
KILLER BE KILLED is the new band comprised of Elitch, Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).
Speaking to The Metal Review about the drummer change, Puciato said: "ANTEMASQUE confirmed at the same time we did. We didn't know what day we we're going to be on, and then it just became an issue whether we wanted to still do it or not, which we obviously did. Then it was, if ANTEMASQUE have a good slot, if we have a good slot, I didn't want to shuffle the band around to a shittier time slot just to accommodate Dave playing in both bands. ANTEMASQUE for Dave is a much bigger commitment; they're playing a lot of shows all the time. If he needs to do that, that's fine with me. Ben from CONVERGE is a fucking animal, so it'll be cool to play with him."
This year's edition of Australia's Soundwave XV festival is set to take place February 21-22 at Bonython Park in Adelaide and Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and February 28 - and March 1 at Olympic Park in Sydney and Brisbane Showgrounds in Brisbane.
KILLER BE KILLED's self-titled debut album sold around 5,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on May 13, 2014 (one day earlier internationally) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the CD was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur, whose credits include work with GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ESCAPE THE FATE, P!NK and STEVE EARLE. Cover art and packaging was executed by Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature Design, the Grammy-nominated design firm whose clients include ALICE IN CHAINS, FOO FIGHTERS, CHRIS CORNELL, DEVILDRIVER, MONSTER MAGNET, WOLFMOTHER and DEMON HUNTER.