Former EVERCLEAR bassist Craig Montoya has joined forces with drummer Jimmy Littlefield (BODY BAG, KAPUDA) in a SLAYER tribute band called LIVE UNDEAD. The group will make its live debut tomorrow (Saturday, August 4) at Dante’s in Portland, Oregon.
Commented Montoya: “I’ve always been a huge SLAYER fan. People really trip out, because I was in a pop band called EVERCLEAR.”
Added Littlefield: “[Playing SLAYER songs is] in my blood, naturally, having been into heavy music all my life.”
He continued, “You should see the looks we get when people find out Craig is from EVERCLEAR and he does a smash-up job as Tom Araya. It’s freaking funny, but we all do our parts really well and will not disappoint.”
LIVE UNDEAD is rounded out by guitar players Brandon Cook and Mark Trees.
Montoya was a member of EVERCLEAR from 1992 until 2003.
Montoya and Littlefield have their own original bands going in addition to their work with LIVE UNDEAD. Montoya is keeping busy with KANDLES AT NINE (also featuring drummer Deen Castronovo; JOURNEY, WILD DOGS) and Littlefield is pursuing AGNOZIA (ReverbNation page), with Micheal Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE) handling lead guitar duties.