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.
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