Thrash powerhouse Generation Kill have released the official music video for single “Dogs of War” featuring John Joseph (Cromags, Bloodclot). 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), John Joseph (Cromags, Bloodclot), as well as, Grammy Award-winning pianist Ronnie King who guests on the final track “La Fin Du Monde.”
“‘Dogs of War’ was so much fun to write and create with the boys. I said I wanna song that John Joseph will sing on, so that’s what Jay Velez and the boys delivered. Then I wrote the lyrics, recorded it and then called John to ask if he will sing on the song. I sent him the track and then 10 minutes later, he called to say that he loved it, so we got him in the studio and he killed it! John has such a distinct voice and style that it just killed on this track. It’s such an honor to have one of the entire band’s hero on our album” says Rob Dukes.
John Joseph adds, “Generation Kill’s new record MKultra is fucking brutal on so many levels – hard riffs and lyrics that mean something. The pit is going to get extremely violent over this one.”
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, featuring several hit singles including, “Feast for the Wolves” and “Hate” as well as a cover of Nine Inch Nails “Wish” which 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). 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” which 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 with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to record 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: crunchy riffing, capturing melodies and killer solos mixed with brutal, thought-provoking lyrics. Their heaviest album to date, the album showcases the diverse musical backgrounds of each seasoned band member, a signature sound