Altitudes and Attitude (Frank Bello & Dave Ellefson) release new single “Late”

Altitudes & Attitude, a collaboration between Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson – two virtuosic bass players who’ve anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time – will release its debut album Get It Out on January 18 via Megaforce Records. A testament to the expressive strength of rock song craft, Get It Out reaches far beyond the boundaries of an all-star metal outing. Ahead of the January release, the duo have released a new single, “Late”, which can be listened to below.

A kind of rock ‘n’ roll primal-scream therapy, Get It Out is the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions—and decades of touring, searching, striving and living. Bello has long made songwriting a daily practice. When Anthrax is off the road, he tries out new material at open mics around New York City and comments:

I’ve learned that writing songs is very cathartic. A lot of these lyrics are about the inner struggles of my life, and about the rage that has built up from my life experiences—my brother’s murder; my father abandoning my family when we were young, leaving us with no funds to pay the bills. … The ups and downs of life in general. I’ve always had an anger inside that music really helps me deal with.

Ellefson adds:

The album has the perfect title. This is music that has been living inside of us for so long. There’s a big musical part of each of us that doesn’t get heard anywhere else.

The band also recently announced a European and UK tour with some dates supporting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The full list of dates can be viewed below:

  • February 7 – Nottingham, ENG Rescue Rooms
  • February 9 – Manchester, ENG Academy 3
  • February 10 – London, ENG Underworld
  • February 12 – Norwich, ENG The Waterfront

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