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] — pivoted for most of 2020.
The band was confirmed for a spring tour of South America with Metallica and Greta Van Fleet. Ego Kill Talent were 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 Dance EP landed on June 27. The Dance Between EP dropped on December 4. The third, final, and full album release The Dance Between Extremes arrives on March 19. Pre-order it here.
The band has also shared the video for “Deliverance.” Watch it here.
“‘Deliverance’ was written in the first batch of songs,” says Dörr. “It has a dark vibe, sonically speaking, which I think is really cool. It comes with big guitars, great choruses, and awesome grooves.”
THE DANCE BETWEEN EXTREMES TRACKLISTING:
“In Your Dreams Tonight”
“Sin and Saints”
“Starving Drones (A Dinner Talk)”
“Diamonds and Landmines”
Follow or subscribe to the band’s YouTube Channel for more EKT “Live From the Flatscreen” performances, which were conceived as a way to bring their live show to fans during COVID-19. The band’s virtual tour is being promoted in various territories, including the U.S., Germany, Spain, Chile, and Brazil.
Ego Kill Talent are booked worldwide by William Morris Endeavor and are managed by C3.