Supergroup Killer Be Killed Announce New Album, Unleash “Deconstructing Self-Destruction”: Stream

Featuring members of Mastodon, Soufly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Converge

Killer Be Killed new album
Killer Be Killed, photo by Glen La Ferman

    Supergroup Killer Be Killed have announced their second album, Reluctant Hero. The band — featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, and Converge’s Ben Koller– also shared the first single “Deconstructing Self-Destruction”.

    As one would expect from such an all-star collaboration, Killer Be Killed are a well-oiled metal machine. The new song sees them hitting on all cylinders, with Cavalera Sanders, and Puciato all providing vocals to the track.

    Reluctant Hero will arrive via Nuclear Blast on November 20th, six years after the band’s 2014 self-titled debut. During that gap, each member remained busy with their main bands, but somewhere along the line, they snuck in time to finish the Josh Wilbur-produced Reluctant Hero.


    “This has been a long time coming,” Puciato said in a press release. “It feels great to be getting this [song] out. Also can I say that Troy’s verse vocals are f**king insane? What an entrance. Go for a drive and roll the windows down and crank this thing up.”

    Ex-Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch played on the first Killer Be Killed LP, but eventually left the group due to scheduling conflicts. Converge drummer Ben Koller then took over duties and appears on the upcoming record.

    Killer Be Killed’s new single comes on the same day that Troy Sanders’ other supergroup, Gone Is Gone, released a new song, as well.


    Pre-order Reluctant Hero via Nuclear Blast and Amazon. Stream “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” and check out the album art and tracklist below.

    Reluctant Hero Artwork:

    Killer Be Killed

    Reluctant Hero Tracklist:
    01. Deconstructing Self-Destruction
    02. Dream Gone Bad
    03. Left Of Center
    04. Inner Calm From Outer Storms
    05. Filthy Vagabond
    06. From A Crowded Wound
    07. The Great Purge
    08. Comfort From Nothing
    09. Animus
    10. Dead Limbs
    11. Reluctant Hero