Saudade Premiere New Song “Lions” Feat. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) & Lee “Scratch” Perry

Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Lions” via Revolver. This track features Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Blythe said the following about the song:

“For me, it’s a super big honor to have Scratch on the track, to be on a track with him because that’s something that, coming from my world and being in this heavy-metal band on tour with Slayer, if someone had told me, “You’re going to be on a track with Lee Scratch Perry,” I would have said, “Get the fuck outta here!”

If you read interviews with me and people ask me, “What metal are you listening to?” I’m like, “I’m not!” I’m listening to a lot of Seventies dub reggae, you know? You’ll see that again and again and again in interviews, and of course Scratch is such a huge component of that. And in music in general, like, people outside the sort of reggae world don’t understand the range of his influence he pioneered in his Black Ark studio.

I’m a huge fan. Anything that is dubbed out, like, weird, tripped-out stuff, that’s all coming from him working with analog equipment in the Sixties and Seventies. He’s a genius. I have a biography of him called People Funny Boy my wife got me that’s one of my favorite books.

If you understand what he did and him being the first guy to do this kind of stuff, really at the forefront of it, and you start looking for that influence in all forms of music, it’s there. A lot of people don’t even know that. So, for me, having him on the track, getting to be with someone who has really, truly influenced music in general, not just like our genre or reggae or whatever, but music in general — it’s a big deal.”

He also added:

“…I wrote all the lyrics, and if you read the lyrics on face value — I’ll send them to you — it’s a bit abstract at times. I use a lot of really heavy poetic imagery, but then it reads almost like a psychosexual, Natural Born Killers kind of vibe. I sing from a male voice about being with my love, and I want her to “draw her knife,” and I say, “death from above,” then the chorus is “We kill with a kiss.”

So, it kind of comes off as this whole Natural Born Killers, kind of psychotic thing. But what the song is about is an invasive species of fish called Lionfish. They’re from Asia and they have been introduced into our ecosystem here in the Caribbean and on the East Coast. They first showed up in ’85, I think, down in Florida. These are one of the most aggressively dangerous, invasive species in all of the marine world. They’re venomous — they’ll fuck you up — and they kill everything. They don’t have any natural predators here on the East Coast.

They think that Lionfish are here as a result of some bored aquarium hobbyist who let them loose in our waters because they’ve done genetic research, and the first ones they found matched stuff that came from the Philippines where most of the aquarium hobbyists came from. So, they think some aquarium people had these lionfish in their tanks, [and] instead of killing them, they just let them loose.

It’s a really big problem down in our ecosystem on the East Coast, particularly down in Florida and the Caribbean. I was in the Caribbean on a photo gig, and I was doing a lot of snorkeling and spear-fishing on the coral reef for these lionfish when I wasn’t working because one adult lionfish can reduce the juvenile fish population of a coral reef by 79 percent — all the fish. They’re killing everything.

So my wife came down to Cayman and I said, “Honey, we’re going lionfish hunting.” I had a homemade spear and took her out with me in the water hunting these lionfish. It’s pretty scary because if one stings you — they move slow, but they move aggressively so if you miss, one might rush you — but if one stings you … you should look it up. It locks you up. It’s not like a bee sting, it’s like if you got stung on your throat, your throat would swell up and you’d die in the water.

This song is about me and my wife going in the water and trying to eradicate some of this lionfish population. That’s the only way to keep them under control now, because they don’t have any fear. It was a neat image to me. It’s an environmental song, but it’s also kind of this crazy, Natural Born Killers story.”

You can read more from Blythe and Saudade leader Chuck Doom (Team Sleep, etc.) HERE.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Guest On New Saudade Song With Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe previously recorded vocals for a new Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, etc.) track and now it has been revealed that Lee “Scratch” Perry will be guesting on the song as well. The collective confirmed the news on Instagram:

[via The PRP]

Saudade’s “Shadows & Light”/”Sanctuary Dub” EP To Receive Digital Release

Saudade, the musical collective led by Chuck Doom (Team Sleep, etc.), will be releasing their latest EP “Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub” in digital outlets on January 24. The effort was previously made available on vinyl last year and it includes the following tracks:

01. “Shadows & Light” (feat. Chelsea Wolfe & Chino Moreno)
02. “Crisis”
03. “Sanctuary Dub” (feat. Ho99o9)
04. “MyGoalsBeyond”

[via The PRP]

Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Sanctuary Dub” Feat. Ho99o9

Saudade, the musical collective featuring mastermind Chuck Doom (Crosses, Team Sleep), along with Dr. Know (Bad Brains), Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), and more, have premiered a new song titled “Sanctuary Dub.” This track features Ho99o9‘s theOGM and Yeti Bones and it will appear on the group’s upcoming 12″ EP “Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub.”

Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Crisis”

Saudade, the musical collective featuring mastermind Chuck Doom (Crosses, Team Sleep), along with Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), and more, have premiered a new song titled “Crisis.” This track is from the group’s new EP “Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub,” which will be released through Sargent House later this year. That effort will also feature three other tracks including “Shadows & Light” (feat. Chelsea Wolfe & Chino Moreno), “Sanctuary Dub” (feat. theOGM and Yeti Bones of Ho99o9), and “MyGoalsBeyond.”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Guest On New Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, Etc.) Song

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe has tracked vocals for a new Saudade track. For those unaware, that musical collective features Chuck Doom (Crosses, Team Sleep), Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), and more. Blythe shared the below Instagram post regarding his involvement in the project:

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Just spent an amazing three days in Woodstock, NY working & chilling at @appleheadrecord studio– very honored to have been asked to contribute to @saudademusiccollective, an insanely talented musical coalition comprised of a bunch of very serious, extremely high-level players. Saudade is the brainchild of my buddy, the mad scientist Chuck Doom (aka @tholyghost)- the collective recently put out a beautiful track called “Shadows & Light” featuring my pals @cchelseawwolfe & @chinowmoreno on vocals, so peep that. The track I just laid vocals for features guitar by the man beside me in this photo, the legendary @DrKnowBadBrains (of Bad Brains), bass & other sounds from Chuck Doom AKA @tholyghost (Crosses/Team Sleep), mellotron/keys from @JohnMedeski (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), drums by Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags), & just plain guitar insanity from @davidmtorn (he’s worked with way too many people to list- let’s just say he’s on several David Bowie albums.) It’s NUTS- I mean, there’s even steel pan drums on the song that belonged to Jaco Pastorius (Doom is a jazz guy & was good friends with Jaco.) Can’t wait to hear a final mix of this and for it to be put out, because the rough I have sounds massive. I mean, just to be on a track with Doc & Mackie is freaking INSANE to me- my inner teenager is losing his mind right now. Plus, I got to do some different stuff than what I normally do with my band, which is always the best feeling- if you’re a really an artist, you do your best to not get yourself painted into a creative corner. That leads to creative stagnation, & stagnation= death. Screw that. Also did some writing for another tune I’ll track later- Applehead Studio is just an amazing place to be be creative (they have freaking goats & a potbellied pig running around- always a bonus.) What a great three days- I just feel grateful & very lucky to be working with musicians of this caliber (shout-out to @cshields12 for getting the ball rolling.) Stay tuned…

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[via The PRP]

Listen To Chino Moreno (Deftones) & Chelsea Wolfe Team Up On New Saudade Track “Shadows & Light”

Saudade, the musical collective featuring Chino Moreno (Deftones, etc.), Chuck Doom (Crosses, Team Sleep), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), etc., have premiered a new song titled “Shadows & Light.“ This track features Chelsea Wolfe and it can be heard below:

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Discusses His New Project Saudade (Bad Brains, Etc.)

Chino Moreno (Deftones) recently offered more information about his new project Saudade, which also features Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Chuck Doom (Crosses), Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, ex-Bad Brains, etc.). He told Team Rock that they have about 12 to 13 songs written, and that they will probably release them all “slowly.”

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Moreno said the following:

“Most of it is instrumental. There may be some stuff with me singing on it, but mostly I’m just playing guitar. It’s just fun. At this point it’s not so much a band as a project. These are guys that I admire and I’m lucky to be friends with them – so we made a batch of songs together.”

“Slowly but surely, they will probably come out – but it’s more likely to be something that I leak out or let people hear, as opposed to something we’ll package up and try to sell. That’s not the idea behind it.”

Deftones, Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, Etc. Members Join Forces In Saudade

Chino Moreno (Deftones), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Chuck Doom (Crosses and Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, ex-Bad Brains, etc.) have joined forces in a new band called Saudade. The band’s first single can be downloaded for free via BitTorrent.

Click the LINK to check out the track.

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