The concept of the rock and roll “super group” is not new. Two of the all-time biggest super groups came from the late 60’s when David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash banded together to form CSN (which later became both more interesting and got an extra letter when Neil Young was added to make them CSNY), as well as British heavy metal precursors, Cream, which brought together Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton. Since those days, a great number of supergroups have come and gone, but recently, some of the more exciting news to come out of the punk and metal music communities is the formation of Teenage Time Killer, which boasts a lineup that is a veritable who’s who of the both mainstream and underground music.
The brainchild of Corrosion of Conformity’s original rhythm section, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean, the project started off as way for this powerful twosome to play the music they love with a bunch of friends. As it grew, though, and many of their peers found out about it, Teenage Time Killer has grown into something more than an amazing super group. It is a freaking rock and roll orchestra. Recently, two huge names in the rock world have made their involvement in the project public and the buzz is hot and heavy. Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters (as well as the Seattle quartet, Nirvana, whom you may have heard of) and Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour are publicly joining the fray.
Other notable performers who are either already or soon to be involved are Jello Biafra (Guantanamo Bay School of Medicine, ex-Dead Kennedys), Keith Morris (Off!, Circle Jerks, ex-Black Flag), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Nailbomb, and ex-Sepultura), Tony Forrest (Municipal Waste), Phil Rind (Sacred Reich), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss), Tommy Vector (Prong, Danzig), Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (The Misfits), Randall Blythe (Lamb of God), Lee Ving (Fear), and Mullin and Dean’s old COC bandmates, Pepper Keenan and Karl Agell.
For those of you haven’t been living under a punk rock, Corrosion of Conformity has enjoyed a 31 year history of making their trademark blend of metal and hardcore for fans around the world. This type of longevity in the music world makes it a lot easier to reach out to other famous friends to do a project of this magnitude, which began on a smaller scale in May of 2013. After the initial recordings took place, word spread and as things like this tend to do, it has taken a life of its own.
All of the instruments on the recording were recorded at Grohl’s home studio in Los Angeles, which for many musicians would be a dream come true itself, but the awesome line up of guest vocalists has heavy music fans everywhere frothing at the mouth to hear this incredible project. Named after a song from classic punk rock band Rudimentary Peni’s eponymous ep, the forthcoming album does not have a release date yet, or even a record label, but it will certainly be a must have for all discerning collectors.
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