Jimmy Kay From Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to (Anthrax), Altitudes & Attitudes bassist Frank Bello. Bello talked about his new Debut Full length album with Altitudes and Attitude Album called Get It Out (release Jan 18 2019 Megaforce) which he collaborates with Megadeth's David Ellefson, being inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History on January 23 2019, as well what stage Anthrax is at writing their new album. Plus NEW Ellelfson Coffee Brand called Altitudes & Attitude
When asked about the new Altitudes and Attitudes new album Get it out
"We've worked on this thing so much and so hard. We have been getting the feedback from people and it's really exciting to hear that people are digging the songs they've heard so far, we couldn't be happier. Everybody knows this is a heavy rock record it's not a metal record, we just wanted to put out good songs and have fun with it."
When asked about the inspiration of the lyrics on the album
"I don't try to be somebody I am not. I just feed off my life experiences and I find it like a therapy that I need to Get It Out hence the name of the record. I really felt like I had to get a lot of things out of me lyrically. Song wise there is a lot of passion in there I've had anger issues forever and it's from growing up. My dad left my family of 5 when I was 10 years old he left us with no money and I grew up poor. I'm hoping I can connect to those people that have had the same hardships in their lives as me and hopefully they could rise above it all like i did. It's really important to me is to pass the torch. Different kinds of topics on this album like losing my brother who was murdered when he was 23 years old at the prime of life and that obviously had a lot a big effect on me and my family. There's a lot of my life experiences in this record so it's just things that I needed to express."
When asked about singing on the alum
"The only reason why I wanted to sing on this record was because it was just easier to create the songs the way I wanted them to come across.
I've been studying singing with Melissa Cross for quite a while now in New York and she's teaching me the whole thing of breathing and all that stuff I didn't realize the dedication you needed to be a singer and I really appreciate it."
When asked about his upcoming inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History on January 23 2019
"It's pretty awesome at the end of the day I have been doing this for a long time and then to have a group of people acknowledge what I have done it's humbling, it's a great thing and I'm really honoured and I'm really grateful for it."
When asked if Gene Simmons would be upset over the cover of the Anthrax new live album which looks like the Kiss Rock and Roll All Over
"Well we're friends, kiss long-time fans plus we got Genes approval. "
When asked about the new Anthrax album and what stage they are at
"In terms of Anthrax's new album everybody has their own collection of ideas. Scott ,Charlie and I will get together in two and a half weeks and we will start going through the ideas and we will start putting something together. We start right at NAMM (Jan 24-27) week. We will be getting together as Anthrax and writing songs. I am very excited to see what we will come up with. We have lots of good energy right now and this is good for a new record because it's an angry place and I could you just feel it. I'm very excited to see what we come up with because I don't know quite yet what it will sound like. We're just going to bounce ideas off of each other and I'm sure every body's going to bring it but I do know there will be angry and it's going to be intense."
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will embark on a European tour in early 2019. The trek, which kicks off on February 7 in Nottingham, United Kingdom, will include six shows as the support act for SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.
The dates are as follows:
Feb. 07 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Feb. 09 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Feb. 10 - London, UK - Underworld
Feb. 12 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Feb. 14 - Tilburg, NL - 013
Feb. 15 - Frankfurt, DE - Bett
Feb. 16 - Munich, DE - Backstage DE
Feb. 17 - Bochum, DE - Zeche
Feb. 22 - Paris, FR - Zenith*
Feb. 23 - Brussels, BE - The Cirque Royal*
Feb. 24 - Amterdam, NL - AFAS LIVE*
Feb. 27 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene*
Feb. 28 - Stockholm, SE - Annext*
Mar. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Sporthalle*
* With SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE will release its debut album, "Get It Out", on January 18, 2019 via Megaforce. The follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE) returning behind the kit.
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