After first writing music while traveling together during the “Metal Masters” clinics, fellow bass players Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and Frank Bello of Anthrax have now announced the formation of a new band called Altitudes & Attitude, and will will get a new release next month!

A self-titled E.P. will be released by Megaforce Records on January 14. Listen to the E.P. here

Altitudes & Attitude is:
Frank Bello on lead vocals, electric guitar, 8-string bass guitar
David Ellefson on 4-, 5- and 8-string bass guitars, rhythm guitars
Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle) on drums and percussion

“What started out as simple bass ideas quickly developed into some really great songs together”, says Ellefson. “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”.

“We thought it would be cool to let fans hear something they wouldn’t expect from us — which is what Altitudes & Attitude is”, added Bello.

Altitudes & Attitude track listing:
1. Booze & Cigarettes
2. Tell The World
3. Here Again – featuring guest lead guitar from Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne)

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