Justin Chancellor Announces New Album with MTVoid


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Tool bassist Justin Chancellor has announced he has a new album coming this fall. MTVoid, his duo with Sweet Noise/Serce vocalist Peter Mohamed, will drop their second album, Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1, on November 10th.

“Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1 is our pan-dynamic tapestry of sound and thought, twisted together and pulled taut, a connection of ideas remotely fused between Los Angeles, California and Swarz?dz, Poland,” Chancellor explains.

Chancellor and Mohamed are joined by guests Aric Improta, Isabel Munoz-Newsome, and Andy Morin. So far, the duo has released two of the album’s songs: “Scanner Void” and “MaBeLu”.

“[‘MaBeLu’] all started with a child weeping,” Mohamed shares. “I heard it very early in between the notes, in between the noises. It was a fragile process that took me to all of those places that come crashing down, places that burn down to the ground leaving broken humans; lonely and sad children. It was at the time of the huge explosion in Beirut, and I was channeling my energy and trying to put myself in the mind of this child watching the catastrophe from under the ruins. The sound, the bass, the noises, and the beat all started to tell the story. Apocalypse Now… seeing the reality through the eye of cataclysm… I still believe we will get through this… we are falling off the cliff… Humanity needs that. This art drops right on the top of the wave that comes crashing and bringing the greatest transformation of our times. It’s terrifying and fascinating at the same time. ‘MaBeLu,’ I love you. I believe in you, and I will see you on the other side. Be strong.”

Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1 is available for pre-order on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

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