Ego Kill Talent
Samstag 16:40–17:20 @ Alternastage
"We all develop an image of ourselves that we want to show to the world. We make decisions and take actions that feed that image, and in the attempt of making it real we end up believing that is what we are. (EGO)
Little by little, our frenetic and desperate effort to keep this illusory character gradually blinds us to what we truly are. (KILL)
Our true self is a silent witness completely independent of the character and with full potential for everything. (TALENT).
Pointed by Google as one of the 20 most relevant Brazilian artists in 2017 Ego Kill Talent with its first and self-titled album reached the top 50 viral chart on Spotify UK, Portugal, Spain and Brazil and gathered more than 10 million plays on the streaming platforms.
Formed by Jean Dolabella (drums and guitars – former member of Sepultura), Jonathan Dörr (vocals), Niper Boaventura (guitar, bass), Raphael Miranda (drums, bass) and Theo Van Der Loo (bass, guitars), the band members switch instruments during their live performances bringing different nuances to each song.
EKT toured Europe for the first time in 2017, with shows at the Download Festival Paris, the legendary Arènes de Nîmes (supporting System of a Down), Melkweg iconic venue in Amsterdam and did a live performance at 3FM (the biggest radio station in Holland) among others. Ego Kill Talent got some very good reviews from the European press, they received maximum rating (KKKKK) 5k’s from Kerrang UK which compared them to big names like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and A Perfect Circle. In Brazil, their homeland, EKT played all the main festivals and venues in 2017 such as Rock In Rio, Planeta Atlantida and Porão do Rock.
There is a lot going on for EKT in 2018, the band will support the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age in 5 Arena shows on their Brazilian leg of the tour in March, they are also on the bill of the Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile and an European summer tour is confirmed after the announcement of their show at Download Festival in Paris on June 17th.
Right now EKT is promoting the song “Last Ride” their 5th single from their debut album and is already in studio working on a follow up material. A new single is planned to be released in March worldwide through Ditto Music (UK).