Saudade (Team Sleep, Etc.) Share Video For New Song “Chill Of Death” Featuring A.A. Williams, The Late Lee “Scratch” Perry, Etc.

Saudade, the collective featuring Chuck Doom (Team Sleep) and Gil Sharone (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), have premiered a new video for their new song “Chill Of Death.” This track features a number of collaborators including: John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), David Torn (Sun Of Goldfinger, David Bowie), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), A.A. Williams, and the late Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Doom commented:

“Literally minutes after hearing ‘Songs From Isolation‘ I was reaching out to A.A. Williams about collaborating on a Saudade track. Her musicianship and vocals really spoke to me. We connected and an early bounce of ‘Chill Of Death‘ was sent over to London. I was stoked A.A. replied that the song felt right and agreed to collaborate.

When A.A. sent me her vocal demo of ‘Chill Of Death‘ I was elated and kind of shocked at how beautifully she melodically and lyrically interpreted the music and the working title. The contribution to the song’s bridge by the GIANT musical force of nature Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry along with the talents of Dr. Know, John Medeski, David Torn, Gil, and RIZZ’s beautiful video makes this song special to me.”

Sharone continued:

“‘Chill Of Death‘ is a vibe. I was drawn in as soon as Chuck played me the rough sketch. Like all of the other tracks we do, this song came together in a very organic way. The grooves, dynamics and textures of sounds created a perfect bed for the amazing vocal performance that AA Williams put down. Having Dr. Know and Lee “Scratch” Perry contribute parts made it even more special.”

Williams added:

“I was delighted when Chuck approached me to work with the Saudade collective on ‘Chill Of Death.’ The group’s wide-ranging musical style really excited me and I was honored that they’d asked me to collaborate. The instrumental track I was initially sent was very inspiring so I found that the text and vocals came naturally, and later finding out that the late Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry would also be contributing made the process even more special.”

[via Loudwire]

Saudade Release Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords” Featuring Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have teamed up with Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for a cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Blythe commented:

“I’ve always wanted to cover ‘Day of the Lords‘— in my opinion, it is the heaviest of Joy Division songs. With Saudade, we have such a widely-varied pool of musical backgrounds to draw from that I knew we could add some interesting sonic layers to the tune while honoring the original.

The lyrics to ‘Day of the Lords’ are undeniably bleak— as well, the song was recorded during a pandemic, so I wanted the video to reflect the poetic isolation conveyed in the lyrics and the literal isolation felt by many across the globe at this time. Rizz did a great job of getting that stark loneliness across visually.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“This track came together in such a fun and organic way right from the first session. Gil and I tracked the basics with Drums, Steel Drums, Fender Rhodes, Synths and Bass. Our buddies Todd and Matt added guitars. When Randy came out Los Angeles we all spent a couple days working on the song together.

It was really fun to make music with friends in the same room again. We want to thank Rizz for creating a beautiful visual interpretation of the song for us to share. Much Love and Respect to Ian Curtis and Joy Division.”

Gil Sharone added:

“Covering ‘Day of The Lords‘ was a blast. When Randy mentioned it to Chuck I thought it was a killer idea and we jumped in the studio within days of that call. We started building the track with just drums and an outline of chords which isn’t the usual process.

It was awesome to see the track reveal itself as we kept adding more layers. I feel like we accomplished our goal of paying tribute to Joy Division but also making the song our own. The track feels like a journey. Every section has its own dynamic and keeps growing until the final climax. Randy’s vocal performance really captured what we were doing musically and I’m very proud of the track.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members To Be Featured On Saudade’s Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords”

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have recruited Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for their upcoming cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” The track is expected to be released in September.

Randy Blythe commented:

“‘Day Of The Lords‘ has long been my favorite Joy Division song. I’ve always been amazed at the sonic gravity of the tune, despite being assembled from such relatively sparse instrumentation— I’ve wanted to cover it for quite some time now.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“My first thought when Randy suggested covering ‘Day Of The Lords‘ was to honor the original, second was to make it a bit of our own. As we started building the track it felt like our vibe was translating to the original in a cool and organic way.”

Gil Sharone added:

“When Chuck hit me up saying Randy wanted to cover ‘Day Of The Lords,’ I thought it was an awesome idea, and we were in the studio within days. We didn’t have anything planned going in except knowing that we wanted to do the original justice and make it our own. We had a blast during the process and it came together organically.”

“We built the track starting with the drums and an outline of the chord changes. It was amazing to watch it come to life with every new part being added. We were able to sneak in elements of dub, jazz, and metal, while still respecting the sound and feel of the original. Once Randy put his vocals down, it glued everything together and took the song to the next level.”

Saudade (Team Sleep, Etc.) In The Studio With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

It looks like Saudade (Team Sleep, etc.) are collaborating with Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe once again. The collective recently shared photos of the frontman in the studio with Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep), and Chuck Doom (Team Sleep, Crosses):

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]