Altitudes & Attitude, the melodic hard rock side project of Big Four metal bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Frank Bello (Anthrax) released a music video for their single, “Late.” The video comes less than a week before the band releases their debut full-length, Get It Out, which will be released this Friday (18th).
The video combines scenes of the band performing interspersed with images of Ellefson and Bello goofing around and having a good time at Beauty & Essex in NYC. According to Ellefson,
“the song has an easy feel to it, so we shot the video with that same spirit. The music is haunting with a memorable hook and Frank’s personal storyline. These songs are fun and inspiring to perform.”
“Late” is the second single from the new album following the release of “Out Here.” The song features vocals from Bello, who also wrote the song, as well as a guest spot from former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.
Get It Out features ten new studio tracks written and recorded over the last four years. Several guest guitarists also show up on the album, including Frehley, Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind’s Gus G., Nita Strauss, Stone Sour’s Christian Martucci, Steel Panther’s Satchel, and more. In addition to the album’s new tracks, the band remixed and remastered the three songs from their 2014 self-titled EP and included them as bonus tracks. As with the EP, Jeff Friedl plays drums throughout the album.
Says Bello of the album:
“A lot of these lyrics are about the inner struggles of my life, and about the rage that has built up from my life experiences — my brother’s murder; my father abandoning my family when we were young, leaving us with no funds to pay the bills…the ups and downs of life in general. I’ve always had an anger inside that music really helps me deal with.”
Altitudes & Attitude will be playing a handful of shows throughout the next week surrounding the album’s release. This includes a Q&A session and acoustic set with the duo at Manhattan, NY’s Cutting Room on January 17, an in-store performance and signing at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on January 18. For those who purchased a physical copy of the album, there’s a record release show at Brooklyn, NY’s Saint Vitus on Saturday (19th) and a Q&A at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA on January 22. The band will then head overseas for a series of European shows at the end of February/beginning of March.
Watch the video below and pre-order the album here: