Song premiere: It’s Every Man For Himself with new IKILLYA

Posted by on May 25, 2017

New York’s IKILLYA have been building up a name for themselves as one of the more dependable metal bands in the tri-state area since their first release, 2011’s Recon. With their third, War For An Idea, coming out next Friday (2) on Urban Yeti Records, the quartet have established themselves as New York’s sonic equivalent to Lamb of God, and with songs touching on thought-provoking topics like religion and politics, there’s some brains behind the brawn of the riffs. Today, we’re proud to premiere a lyric video for the song “Every Man For Himself.” Vocalist Jason Lekberg describes the thought process behind the song: 

Every Man For Himself was written in response to a song from an artist I respect. His admission of god as a guiding force in his life made me sad that he felt he needed that support, or at least needed to share that commonality with others.  Musically this is a very different song for us but writing it inspired further exploration on the album.  We doubled all of the guitars with a glisstentar which helps give it that creepy vibe and ended up doing that many other times on the album.”

IKILLYA will be touring quite a bit over the summer. Check their tour dates after the video. War For an Idea will be released June 2nd on Urban Yeti records, and can be preordered physically here and digitally here

Supporting Skinlab and Product Of Hate:

5/31 Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
6/01 Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
6/02 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus (CD release show)
6/03 Wilmington, DE @ Bar XIII
6/04 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
6/06 Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
6/07 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
6/08 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
6/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Supporting Product Of Hate only:
6/11 Huntsville, AL @ Copper Top Tavern
6/13 Lafayette, LA @ Steam Press Cafe
6/14 Houston, TX @ Acadia
6/15 Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop
6/16 Austin, TX @ Texas Music Ranch
6/17 Fort Stockton, TX @ The Garage
6/18 Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
6/21 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
6/23 Glendale, CA @ The Complex
6/24 Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
6/27 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/28 Sacramento, CA @ The Colony
6/29 Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
6/30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
7/01 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
7/02 Salt Late City, UT @ The Royal
7/04 Denver, CO Herman’s Hideaway
7/06 Dubuque, IA @ The Venue
7/08 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
7/09 Lafayette, IN @ The Doom Room
7/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Taps Live
7/12 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
7/13 Columbus, OH @ The Shrunken Head
7/15 Buffalo, NY @ Stamps
7/16 Auburn, NY @ Jitz

additional dates: 
7/21 Brooklyn, [email protected]  Knitting Factory
9/02 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Ride For Dime)
9/19 Astoria, NY @ Astoria Skatepark


Photo: David Jackson


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