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Thrash powerhouse Generation Kill released the official music video for single “Evil Eye” featuring Chris Poland. The single is from their new album, MKUltra that is out now via Blood Blast Distribution and Art Is War Records. The album guest features Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Chris Poland (Megadeth, Ohm) and John Joseph (Cromags, Bloodclot). Grammy Award-winning pianist Ronnie King also lends his talents on the final track “La Fin Du Monde.”
“In ’85, I dropped the needle onto an album called “Killing is my Business….and Business is Good” and heard a guitar tone I’d never heard before. Ever since, Chris Poland has been one of my favorite guitarists of all time. To collaborate with him on this song is one of the greatest honors in my musical career. The solos he did on this song are mind-blowing. The unique style and tone is so unmistakably Chris,” says Rob Dukes.
He adds, “The song itself was inspired by a short story from Edgar Allan Poe “The Tell-Tale Heart” written in the 1800’s. Our drummer Rob Youells connected us with the filmmaker Wacy Jahn, who he had worked with on a previous project, and Wacy used our vision to create nothing short of a horror masterpiece. We couldn’t be prouder of this one.”
The band will be heading out on tour this summer with Dead By Wednesday on the Generation Dead Tour 2022!!
Generation Kill is an American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 2008 by Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus). Dukes, on hiatus from touring with Exodus, wanted to funnel his excess creative energy and aggression into something new. After the inclusion of Jason Trenczer, Lou Lehman and Sam Inzerra, the band began writing and recording their first album, Red, White, & Blood. The album featured several hit singles including, “Feast for the Wolves” and “Hate”. Their cover of Nine Inch Nails “Wish”, enjoyed heavy radio rotation.
Due to creative differences with Inzerra and the untimely death of guitarist Lou Lehman, Jay Velez and Jim DeMaria (Heathen) joined and began recording their sophomore album, ‘We’re All Gonna Die’. with Renowned producer Zuess (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) worked on the compilation. Shortly after its release, the band embarked on a European tour with fellow Exodus member Lee Altus’ band, Heathen. The album spawned several successful singles, including “Prophets of War”. That particular tune went to number one on Sirius Liquid Metal’s “Dirty Dozen” and remained one of the top requested songs on the channel.
Following the success of their second album, drummer Rob Youells joined the band and they went into the studio. This time Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal joined the mix as they recorded an album with founding member of Run-D.M.C, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels. The project was initially titled DMC Generation Kill before becoming its own entity, later renamed Fragile Mortals.
Teaming up with Nick Bellmore (Hatebreed, Corpsegrinder), Generation Kill has finally released their long-awaited third full-length album, MKUltra. A powerful collection of songs, MKUltra incorporates everything an aficionado of the thrash metal genre has been longing to hear for the last decade. There are crunchy riffs, capturing melodies and killer solos mixed with brutal, thought-provoking lyrics. MKUltra is Generall Kill’s heaviest album to date. The release showcases the diverse musical backgrounds of each seasoned band member. It has a signature sound which has defined and allowed Generation Kill to remain a band without limitations.
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