Altitudes & Attitude, a collaboration between Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson—two virtuosic bass players who’ve anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time – has confirmed a handful of appearances ahead of their debut album Get it Out (January 18 / Megaforce), including an inaugural US show on January 19th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.   Additional NYC appearances include an up-close Q&A and performance January 17th as part of the Guitar World Backstory series at the Cutting Room, an in-store signing January 18th at Rough Trade.  Los Angeles events include a Q&A on January 22nd with Loudwire at the Musicians Institute, and appearances at NAMM on January 25th, before the band heads to Europe in February.  

Listen to new songs, Out Here, below and, Late (featuring Ace Frehley), by clicking here.

A kind of rock ‘n’ roll primal-scream therapy, Get It Out, is the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions—and decades of touring, searching, striving and living. “I’ve learned that writing songs is very cathartic,” says Bello, who has long made songwriting a daily practice.  When Anthrax is off the road, he tries out new material at open mics around New York City.  “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.” 
Ellefson explains that “A&A could have only happened at this moment in time”—when the titans of thrash metal’s Big Four are older, wiser, kinder and more open creatively. “When you’re still climbing up the hill,” he says, “there’s no room for friendly competition. But once you’ve been to the top of the hill and you’ve seen the view—which all of the Big Four have—it’s OK to break bread, hang out, have a drink.” Or, in the case of Altitudes & Attitude, delve into hard-rock songwriting in a profound way. “To hear other sides of us as artists—not just as musicians and performers, but as artists.”

Altitudes & Attitude Tour Dates 
 + = with Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators 

Jan 17 New York, NY  Guitar World Backstory @ The Cutting Room 
Jan 18 Brooklyn, NY  Rough Trade
Jan 19 Brooklyn, NY  Saint Vitus  
Jan 22 Los Angeles, CA  Loudwire @ The Musicians Institute
Jan 25 Los Angeles, CA  NAMM 
January 26-31  Ship Rocked Cruise
February 22 Paris, FR Zenith +
February 23 Brussels, BE  The Cirque Roya +
February 24 Amsterdam, NL  Afas Live +
February 27 Oslo, NO  Sentrum Scene +
February 28 Stockholm, SE  Annext +
March 3 Hamburg, DE  Sporthalle +

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