LAMB OF GOD’S MARK MORTON TO RELEASE NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT ANESTHETIC ON MARCH 1
Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Joining forces with WPP Records and Spinefarm Records on a worldwide basis, Morton will release a 10-track album under his own name and titled Anesthetic. It arrives on March 1, 2019 with CD and vinyl pre-order and merch bundles available now at www.markmortonmusic.com.
Listen to the lead track, The Truth Is Dead, featuring his Lamb of God bandmate, Randy Blythe, and Arch Enemy vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz, here. Follow-up track, Cross Off, features the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Morton will share the music live across North America next month, with a show in Toronto on March 15 at Lee’s Palace and Montreal on March 16 at L’Astral. See below for a complete list of dates.
The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends, and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders, Lamb of God.
Starting as idea between Jake (leader of heavy rock band Oni and founder of WPP Records), producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium, Oni, Gojira) and Morton, the project quickly gathered steam – with Mark at the creative center, Josh Wilbur co-writing, recording, mixing, and producing, and Jake Oni also co-writing and performing.
Morton had been writing some of this debut for years. “This album wasn’t a concerted effort to start something outside Lamb of God,” he explains. “Music is always in my head, and until I write and record it, it’s stuck there. But once I record it, it’s out. It’s a catharsis, more for my own sanity.”
Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paulo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman and Marc Paul rounding out the band.
ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:
1. Cross Off (feat. Chester Bennington)
2. Sworn Apart (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
3. Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
4. The Never (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni)
5. Save Defiance (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Blur (feat. Mark Morales)
7. Back From The Dead (feat. Josh Todd)
8. Reveal (feat. Naeemah Maddox)
9. Imaginary Days
10. Truth Is Dead (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)
March 13 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
March 14 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
March 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
March 16 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
March 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
March 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
March 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
March 23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 25 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
March 26 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ