Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Recruits Bad Wolves, Prong, Etc. Members For His Live Solo Band

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has recruited vocalist Mark Morales (Sons Of Texas), guitarist Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), bassist Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas), and drummer Art Cruz (Prong, Winds Of Plague) to serve as members of his live band on his upcoming tour with Light The Torch and Moon Tooth. Some special guests are expected to appear on select dates as well. Morton will be touring in support of his new solo album “Anesthetic“ (out March 1).

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Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) Announces Solo Tour With Light The Torch & Moon Tooth

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has announced a tour in support of his new solo album “Anesthetic” (out March 1). Light The Torch will co-headline the trek, while Moon Tooth will open. Here’s the dates:

03/13 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
03/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/16 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
03/18 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/19 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
03/21 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/23 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
03/25 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
03/26 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Premieres New Song “Cross Off” Feat. The Late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has premiered a lyric video for his new song “Cross Off” featuring the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). Morton and Bennington wrote the track with producer Josh Wilbur and Oni’s Jake Oni. It also features bass and drums from Trivium‘s Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent. The song will appear on Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic,” which is set to be released on March 1. Morton commented:

“‘Cross Off’ was a very free flowing and natural process. We both really loved the song from its inception and everyone that worked on it put a lot of energy and emotion into it. I feel like you can really hear that in the track, and absolutely in Chester’s performance.”

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Discusses Working With The Late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

A few months before his death, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington recorded vocals for “Cross Off,” a track featured on Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic” (out March 1). Now, during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Morton discussed what it was like working with the singer.

Morton said the following when asked how the collaboration came about:

“I had my people call his people! It was one of those things where we were listening to the song like, ‘Who in our world would we have singing this?’ And Chester was the name that came out.

So we almost didn’t try, because it’s Chester Bennington, he’s such a superstar. We were kind of like, ‘Come on, we can’t get him.’ But if we hadn’t tried, we wouldn’t have got him, so we tried, we got his ear, I was surprised to find I was on his radar and all, but through Lamb I was.

He heard the song and he was in. It is a really good song. I’m sorry, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that, but it’s a good goddamn song, right?

We had to iron out a couple of things legally and all that kind of stuff, but on the creative side, he was in from the jump. And I didn’t realize how in he really was, but when he showed up I did, and that was humbling for me.”

He also added the following when asked who surprised him most in the studio:

“Chester Bennington. He just had a lot of creative input at the ready when he came into the studio. That was my initial like, ‘Wow’. He had told me he really liked the song, and we had communicated, but I’d never really hung out with Chester until when we started tracking.

I was really impressed for a guy at his level, at the place in the career he was at, someone of his stature and celebrity, to have that level of humility and commitment to come in there and treat this like it would be a Linkin Park song, or his own song or whatever.

I was pretty blown away by that. And it was immediate. Fifteen minutes after we met, we were standing over a table, one on either side, each with scraps of paper and pencil, crossing off words and trying different rhyme schemes and stuff.

And then after the track was laid out, then we took a breath and started talking about more personal stuff – real-life shit. And yeah… he surprised me the most.”

[via The PRP]

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals More Special Guests For New Solo Album “Anesthetic”

In addition to the previously revealed guest vocalists, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic” will also feature Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and Korn drummer Ray Luzier. Morton confirmed the news in the below tweets. “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1.

[via The PRP]

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals Details For New Solo Album “Anesthetic”, Premieres New Song “The Truth Is Dead” Feat. Randy Blythe & Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has announced that his new solo album “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1. The effort will feature a number of guests including the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), and more. The album’s first single, “The Truth Is Dead,” features Morton’s Lamb Of God bandmate Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz. You can check that out below:

“Anesthetic” Track Listing:

01. “Cross Off” (feat. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington)
02. “Sworn Apart” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
03. “Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. “The Never” (feat. Testament’s Chuck Billy and Oni’s Jake Oni)
05. “Save Defiance” (feat. Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy)
06. “Blur” (feat. Mark Morales)
07. “Back From The Dead” (feat. Buckcherry’s Josh Todd)
08. “Reveal” (feat. Naeemah Z. Maddox)
09. “Imaginary Days”
10. “The Truth Is Dead” (feat. Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) Streams New Solo Track “Love Heals”

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) is streaming a new solo track titled “Love Heals.” The song also features Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Yanni Papadopoulos, and Chris Brooks, and can be heard below: