Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Recruits Testament’s Alex Skolnick for iPad Music Project
Lamb of God and Testament just completed a massive North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Huntress. The awesome bill brought tons of metalheads together over the span of just over a month, but the tour also sparked a collaboration between Blythe and Skolnick, who wrote and recorded some new stuff while hanging out on the tour bus.
"I think I'm gonna make some really wacked out music on my iPad, since it's super portable & I can record anywhere," Blythe writes on his Instagram page. "I'm gonna record it in Cubasis, then mix it in Auria. I'm gonna use a Moog emulator & a bunch of other weird synths, like Thor from Reason. I'm gonna get a condenser mic that runs off a USB hub and record screwed up ambient sounds from a tour I'm on, then load them into the iPad as samples as well."
The LoG singer continues, "I'm gonna make it as weird as I want it to be, because I don't care if anyone likes it except me. Then I'm gonna try & find a world class jazz & metal guitarist & see if he wants to do weird tracks. Just for FUN. Then I'm gonna get all this stuff together with a few other people as guests, & I'm gonna make it sound MEGA-TITS. Then I may or may not release it, depending on how I feel. Or I may just rock it in my truck. Because I'm making it FOR FUN. Where can I find the guitarist I need? Oh wait- I know one. Skolnick killing it in the back lounge studio. Life is good & music & friends are beautiful."
Two short videos have been released of Skolnick laying down some tasty guitar licks:
You never know what these two metal titans could come up with, so stay tuned for further updates on the Blythe / Skolnick collaboration as more material is released.