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Fall Out Boy Members Announce Metal Side Project

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 25 November 2009 at 10.05

Members of Fall Out Boy,Anthrax and Every Time I Die form metal supergroup The Damned Things!

Members of Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die and Anthrax have joined forces to create a metal supergroup called The Damned Things.

FOB’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley have teamed up with ETID’s Keith Buckley and Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano in what could be one of rock’s most unusual comings together in recent history!

The band came together through mutual friend David Karon, who will now also play bass in the band. And despite Scott Ian’s initial reservations about meeting with Trohman, the pair hit it off immediately and found themselves jamming. Described by Scott as “Kyuss meeting Thin Lizzy”, it’s uncertain how long the project will take to come into fruition with day job commitments, but all parties are excited about the songs created.

“We just started working on songs together and I really dug it,” Scott exclusively revealed to Rock Sound. “It just felt really good. From there we decided that obviously both of us are pretty busy in our day jobs but let’s see what we can do with this. Even if it takes us five years to make a record, why not?

“It’s super fun and it’s something that we do totally take seriously because we love the music we’ve created. People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of Pete Wentz and Patrick. These two guys, man, they’re fucking hardcore dudes. Joe writes some amazing riffs. We have this song called ‘A Great Reckoning’ that I swear to God, this song could be on any Thin Lizzy record. He fucking blew my mind with this song and I just can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Commenting on the project, Joe told Rock Sound: “Scott’s right hand is the reason I got into playing punk rock, hardcore and metal! Having Keith as part of the mix is insane, we all know he writes incredible lyrics but he is also a really good singer. That is showcased in Every Time I Die, but we want him to go more into singing than screaming on this project.”

Having already demoed and written over 15 songs, Rock Sound understands recording is scheduled to begin before Christmas. Watch this space.

Read more in the new issue of Rock Sound, in stores December 02.

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