Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, and Stinking Lizaveta guitarist Yanni Papadopoulos have shared a new song titled “The Burnt Offerings.” The track, which also features vocalist Naeemah Maddox and keyboardist Chris Brooks, was released under the name Morton Gaster Papadopoulos.
Papadopoulos told The Obelisk the following:
“This were my riffs that I brought to the table when jamming with Mark and JP. Those guys took the parts and rearranged them in a less linear order and Mark added his own fills in the spaces. Of course Naeemah wrote her own parts to the arrangement with lyrics, vox and flute.
Chris Brooks filled in the keys. However, it all started with a bassline which I thought JP could really sink his teeth into. J. Robbins was great to work with, he knew just how to make sense of it all. What your hearing is virtually a live in the studio track. Mark’s solo was cut live with bass and drums with no edits. First take magic!”
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