From the ashes of IKILLYA, New York City Metal band Nefariant is here with a surprise drop of their debut EP, which was released on January 24th, 2020. The band debuted the material at a listening party at New York’s metal homebase, Duff’s Alchohol Abuse Center in Brooklyn. Nefariant features former IKILLYA members Jason Lekberg (vocals), Rob Broderick (bass) and Drew Maciejewsk (drums) along with (keyboards) Paul Cibrano and (guitarist) Dustin Tooker. The band seems to have forged a sound that mixes the extremity of their former projects with a melodic Gothic vibe. You can purchase and stream the EP at the links below.
The bands’ manifesto on their website details the following:
“Nefariant means to unapologetically be yourself, to see failure as an opportunity, to follow your own path regardless of public opinion. Those who are Nefariant get kicked in the teeth and smile back. It’s knowing that you are not owed anything and nothing can stop you. Nefariant is brutal elegance. Nefariant is educated rebellion. Nefariant is bad in the best way. We are Nefariant. You are Nefariant. This is Nefariant.”
According to Metal Insider the band will be playing a handful of shows in the tri-state area over the next couple of months, including two shows at the Kingsland Bar & Grill in Brooklyn, NY February 28 and March 21, and one at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ on March 13. Lies Beneath, Solemn Vision, Final Siege and Rigor Samsa (all of whom also have ties to IKILLYA) will be joining them for the 2/28 show. Tickets for all shows are available now.