Rock band Ego Kill Talent — Jonathan Dörr [vocals], Jean Dolabella [drums, guitar], Raphael Miranda [drums, bass], Niper Boaventura [guitar, bass], and Theo Van Der Loo [bass, guitar] — released their new album The Dance Between Extremes earlier this year. It arrived with much acclaim from critics and from fellow musicians. Now, the Brazilian band will release Ego Kill Talent: Acoustic, a series of 3 acoustic EPs, this summer.
The first EP has been released today, Friday 9 July. It features “Our Song,” “Diamonds & Landmines,” and “The Reason.” Listen here.
Two additional EPs will follow at dates TBA. Stay tuned for more info.
As for why EKT chose to strip down their songs for these EPs? The answer is as simple as the title of the series. “Playing these songs acoustically is like a way to immerse ourselves in the softness of our music,” says Dörr.
Ego Kill Talent are also excited for their forthcoming festival appearances, which are their debut live performances in the U.S., where they can finally perform songs from The Dance Between Extremes for fans. The dates are below.
EGO KILL TALENT ON TOUR:
10/8 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock
11/11 — Jacksonville, FL — Welcome to Rockville
ABOUT EGO KILL TALENT:
The story goes that Ego Kill Talent were poised for a huge 2020. They were confirmed for a spring tour of South America with Metallica and Greta Van Fleet. The band was also set to perform at the majority of the Danny Wimmer Presents Festivals in the U.S., to tour with System of a Down in Europe, and to perform at many key European festivals. All told, EKT had booked 35 shows and 21 key festivals across three continents. Since they are known for switching instruments amongst members while playing, Ego Kill Talent were eager to show off their live prowess to audiences worldwide. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent global shutdown, Ego Kill Talent, like so many others, were forced to get creative — revamping and revising tour and album release plans. Ego Kill Talent elected to split their full-length The Dance Between Extremes, which was originally due out in May 2020,into three EPs. The full album is out now. It was awarded a 5K! rating at Kerrang!
EGO KILL TALENT MUSIC DROPS:
Ego Kill Talent are booked worldwide by William Morris Endeavor and are managed by C3.
EGO KILL TALENT ONLINE: