Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former Sikth frontman Mikee Goodman have joined forces for a brand new studio project called Primal Rock Rebellion.
The forthcoming album fuses together two very different approaches to music – Mikee’s unique vocal tones and dark, yet colourful lyrics, and Adrian’s instantly recognisable guitar melodies and songwriting prowess. Adrian also plays bass throughout the album! All songs were co-written by Adrian and Mikee as individual pieces of work and recorded in creative windows of opportunity.
Adrian comments “It was interesting doing this album with Mikee not least because we have quite different influences. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. It has a really fresh feel to it.”
Mikee explains “This album takes you on a really deep and colourful journey, lyrically and musically. Adrian and I were both very open to experimenting with each other’s musical styles and influences, which we feel created something new and exciting.”
Session musicians who also contributed to this forthcoming album include Abi Fry of Bat For Lashes, plus original SikTh member Dan ‘Lord’ Foord on drums, amongst others. The resulting album is due for simultaneous worldwide release on Spinefarm Records on 2nd March 2012.
You can listen to their new song I See Lights from the forthcoming album; go to their website http://www.primalrockrebellion.com, where you can download it for free.
Listen: Primal Rock Rebellion – I See Lights