FRANKIE BELLO Talks New Band ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE: “It’s Very Cathartic For Dave and Myself to Release This Album at This Point in Our Careers”

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On paper, Get It Out, the new full-length debut from Altitudes & Attitude, might imply something other than a collection of smartly crafted melodic hard-rock songs. After all, Altitudes & Attitude is a collaboration between Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson – two virtuosic bass players who’ve anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time. But Get It Outreaches far beyond the boundaries of an all-star metal outing or an instrumental chops fest. Tuneful yet aggressive, fun yet thought-provoking, the album is a testament to the expressive strength of rock song-craft. Boasting producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther), drummer Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Devo, Filter) and a deep bench of guest stars including Ace Frehley and Gus G, the record also represents the fulfillment of a lifelong but little-known ambition for two uniquely gifted artists. As Bello puts it, “All I ever wanted to do was write good songs. I’ve always been a melody guy. I love hooks; I love catchy songs with a good riff.”

A kind of rock ‘n’ roll primal-scream therapy, Get It Out is the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions – and decades of touring, searching, striving and living. “I’ve learned that writing songs is very cathartic,” Bello says. You have read our review of this album, and now it’s your chance to get more insights into its conception by listening to the interview below, where Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf discusses the album with Frankie. Listen to their conversation in the video below, or subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.


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