Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello have teamed up for a brand new project called “Altitudes & Attitude”. The band features both bass players taking turns laying down the low end as well as filling the guitar role. Bello also handles lead vocals.
While the duo’s resumés are chockful of metal, Altitudes & Attitude is solidly in the realm of hard rock.
“What started out as simple bass ideas quickly developed into some really great songs together,” Ellefson told Blabbermouth. “Our fans would probably never suspect that a couple of metal bass players would have songs like these inside of us. It’s exciting to write melody with diversity while still pushing the limits of lead-bass playing. Frank’s singing, and both of us playing guitars and other instruments, gave us a whole new dimension for creative opportunities.”
The band, rounded out by A Perfect Circle drummer Jeff Friedl, has just released a self-titled three song EP. Full of big riffs and catchy melodies, the EP is a textbook example of great rock bass playing. Guitarist Gus G. makes a guest appearance on the track “Here Again.”
Check out the single “Booze and Cigarettes”:
Altitudes & Attitude Track List:
- Booze & Cigarettes
- Tell The World
- Here Again