Generation Kill, the band fronted by former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, have unleashed their music video for “Into The Black.”
The song is taken from their forthcoming album MKUltra via Blood Blast Distribution. Prior to “Black,” the band has dropped their lead single “Never Relent” featuring incendiary guitarist Gary Holt, followed by the crushing track “Rat King.”
Regarding “Black,” frontman Rob Dukes commented:
“The story ‘Eight O’Clock In The Morning’ by Ray Nelson inspired the lyrics, and I watched a doc on ‘They Live’ which took me down the rabbit hole of short stories and books so I took the idea and ran with it. The G Kill boys gave me a barn burner with a really cool ending to work with. Shooting the video was good fun, we had a blast hanging together and doing this. Hunter Chapman did a killer job and the bugs and heat didn’t deter us from having a blast.”
Check out the video for “Into The Black” below.
Dukes formed Generation Kill in New York City in 2008. 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 the Nine Inch Nails track “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 Zeuss (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. Currently, the band is recording the follow-up to “We’re All Gonna Die”, teaming up once again with Zeuss, Youells returning on the drums and with a new member, Max Velez on bass.