Generation Kill is an American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 2008 by former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes. Dukes formed the band while on hiatus from touring with Exodus seeking 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 the untimely death of guitarist Lou Lehman, guitarist Jay Velez and drummer Jim DeMaria (Heathen) joined the band 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 “Devil’s Dozen” and remained one of the top requested songs on the channel and was signed to Nuclear Blast Records.
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, the album 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 includes guest appearances from John Joseph (Cro-mags), Chris Poland, formally of Megadeth and long-time friend and ex-bandmate Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer).
With three single releases under it’s belt, MKUltra reached the top 40 Billboard hard rock chart within the first three weeks and continues to rise on the radio charts, reaching number 3 on the most added on radio in in February and March of 2022.