Former ANTHRAX Guitarist’s RED LAMB Releases Debut Album

RED LAMB, the new Palm Beach, Florida-based rock trio led by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, has just released its self-titled debut album via iTunes. The 12-song effort was co-produced by Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) and Spitz and is described in a press release as “explosive hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, with a taste of thrash.” The CD was mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, 3 DOORS DOWN, DROWNING POOL, MEGADETH) and it features cover artwork by John Lorenzi, who worked on the last three MEGADETH studio albums — 2007’s “United Abominations”, 2009’s “Endgame” and 2011’s “TH1RT3EN” — as well as the band’s 2007 box set, “Warchest”. Grammy Award winner Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON) handled all synths and additional programming on the entire CD.

RED LAMB features Spitz (lead guitar, guitar, bass guitar, programming, background vocals, engineering,co-producer), Patrick Johansson (drums; YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P.) and Don Chaffin (vocals and video productions).

“Red Lamb” track listing:

01. Watchman
02. The Cage
03. Get Up
04. Runaway Train
05. Angels Of War
06. Puzzle Box
07. Keep Pushing Me
08. Warpaint
09. One Shell (In The Chamber)
10. Standby Passenger
11. Temptation
12. Don’t Threaten To Love Me

In a December 2010 interview, Mustaine revealed that he helped fine-tune the songs on RED LAMB‘s debut album after hearing some of the material in its early stages of development.

“[Dan] was working on a little side project, and I’d heard it a while ago and it kind of went by in passing ’cause he was just starting it,” Mustaine said. “And I heard it about three weeks ago; he was almost done. And I said, ‘Man, I love this record.’ I said, ‘And do you think it’s done?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah.’ And he goes, ‘Why? What do you think?’ And I said, ‘Well, I would kind of do this and that.’ And he goes, ‘Really? Go ahead.’ And I went, ‘Really?’ So I rolled up my sleeves and I completely dedicated myself to Danny‘s record for the last three weeks, working tirelessly in my studio on this record with him. And it’s that good. I heard it and I just went, ‘Oh my God!’ It’s like a cross between, say, DISTURBED, SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE kind of thing. Little bit of some smatterings of ANTHRAX because of the speed stuff, but it’s much more modern and much more heavy sounding.”

 

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