Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Testament's Alex Skolnick Working on New Music Together
Published Nov 27, 2013Lamb of God's fall North American tour hasn't only had the band sharing stages across the continent with thrash vets Testament, but songwriting sessions as well. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe and Testament six-stringer Alex Skolnick have been doing some backstage bonding and writing new material.
News of the project came from Skolnick on Sunday (November 24) when he tweeted, "Laid down a part for Randy's far out, experimental iPad music (tour hobby)" and linked to a quick vid of himself playing some octaves on his guitar, captured by photographer Tom Couture.
Now, Blythe has weighed in on the project, issuing a statement over Instagram about the "wacked out music" he's been prepping on his iPad. He noted that the home-recording project is so far just for fun, and will find him using "a Moog emulator & a bunch of other weird synths," as well as a series of ambient sounds and samples.
He joked that he was on the hunt for "a world class jazz & metal guitarist," but later admitted that he already found that guy in Skolnick. Blythe apparently also has plans to involve some other guests on the recordings, though that info has so far been kept under wraps.
It's unclear at present if these songs will ever see the light of day, but you can read Blythe's full report on his Lamb of God offshoot over here.