Frank Bello and Uncommon Chook have introduced the ANTHRAX bassist’s debut solo EP, “Then I am Gone”. Issued as a deluxe gatefold cut up 12-inch, the EP accommodates three songs alongside excerpts from his 2021 autobiography, learn by the creator and accompanied by extra new music.
Bello performs all devices (besides drums) on “Then I am Gone”, “It Will not Be Lengthy” and “See Me Now”, in addition to the rating accompanying the narrated items, every chosen and browse from the e book launched with Uncommon Chook final 12 months, “Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax”.
“I revisited some actually darkish instances in my life once I was writing my e book, and writing these songs was the results of reliving them,” explains Bello, who seems on each ANTHRAX launch since 1985. “Music has all the time been an ideal outlet for me as a coping mechanism. I felt it was a very good time to place out these songs for individuals who related with the e book and possibly some who have not but. Thanks for listening!”
A cornerstone of the legendary “Massive 4” of metallic alongside METALLICA, MEGADETH and SLAYER, ANTHRAX has bought over ten million albums, traveled the globe numerous instances, and collaborated with a various listing of inventive icons, together with PUBLIC ENEMY, Keanu Reeves and the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. “Fathers, Brothers, And Sons” particulars the tragedy and triumph of the music business and Bello‘s intense private life.
Just like the e book, the songs on “Then I am Gone” are intimate, revealing, and highly effective. “Then I am Gone” EP deluxe gatefold vinyl is on the market for preorder now in limited-edition purple and white/purple splatter variants, in addition to commonplace black vinyl, direct by means of Uncommon Chook (www.rarebirdlit.com) and Expertise Vinyl (www.experiencevinyl.com). All preorders embrace a digital obtain code with the total vinyl audiobook within the sealed vinyl jacket and a month-to-month electronic mail with hyperlinks to audio, video, instrumentals, and bonus materials.
Final fall, Bello informed the “Freeway 81 Revisited” podcast that he had “written some music” that he “did not know what” he was going to do with. “‘Trigger after going by means of this cathartic factor with the e book, it opened up numerous issues in my thoughts,” he defined .”So I began writing throughout it, and it was actually useful with the e book. So I’ve recorded these songs in a studio and all that — I’ve some nice musicians on it. And yeah, ultimately I am gonna launch some solo stuff. And if individuals just like the ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE factor that I did with [former MEGADETH bassist] David Ellefson, it is most likely like a continuation of that; it could possibly be on these data. So it is sort of like a continuation of that. And I sit up for placing it out on the proper time.”
“Then I am Gone” is scheduled for launch on November 4, 2022.
01. Then I am Gone
02. It Will not Be Lengthy
03. See Me Now
01. First Kiss
02. Compass Level
03. See Me Now (Revisited)
Born and raised within the Bronx, Bello began enjoying when he was 12, studying bass elements on guitar; idolizing bass heroes akin to Geddy Lee, Steve Harris and Geezer Butler; and continuously jamming together with his uncle, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. Bello joined ANTHRAX in time for 1985’s “Spreading The Illness” album, and followers cherished his high-energy stage presence and deftly creative bass fashion. Since that point, ANTHRAX rapidly reached the higher echelons of metallic stardom with a collection of traditional punk/pace metallic albums fueled by Bello‘s ferociously riffing bass work. On stage and off, Bello is a veritable bass ambassador who does not pull any musical punches.
ANTHRAX is engaged on materials for its subsequent studio album, tentatively due in 2023. The follow-up to 2016’s “For All Kings” might be ANTHRAX‘s third full-length launch because the 2010 return of singer Joey Belladonna, who got here again into the fold for the “Massive 4” exhibits with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, within the course of serving to encourage a brand new wave of creativity.
Photograph by Jeremy Saffer