Killer Be Killed, made up of members from Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and Soulfly, spoke to Music Feeds straight after stepping off the stage. “It went from extremely nerve-wracking to incredible,” said KBK’s vocalist and guitarist Greg Puciato, also of Dillinger Escape Plan.
It’s been 9 months since the release of their debut self-titled record and the band says the long wait for a live debut was more about scheduling than anything. “We looked all the way through 2014 and couldn’t find any time that we were all off,” said Puciato. “We were like, ‘What can we do that you can do in like 2 weeks?’
“I was like, ‘Oh, shit, we can go to Australia, and Soundwave is happening at that time!'”
Coming together to record an album was a freeing experience for the band. “In your own band you always have the shadow of what you’ve already accomplished over you whether you want to or not,” Puciato said. “So it’s very rare to say, ‘Hey, we can try to start something now without any pre-existing condition.'”
“There wasn’t a single ego battle. There wasn’t any butting of heads and it could’ve been a disaster.”