Iron Maiden Guitarist Adrian Smith Announces New Band Project
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman have joined forces for a brand new studio project called Primal Rock Rebellion.
The forthcoming album, due on Feb. 27 via Spinefarm, fuses together two very different approaches to music - Mikee's unique vocal tones and dark, yet colorful lyrics, and Adrian's instantly recognizable guitar melodies and songwriting prowess. Adrian also plays bass throughout the album. All songs were co-written by Adrian and Mikee as individual pieces of work and recorded in creative windows of opportunity. Check out a track from the album called 'I See Lights' below.
Adrian comments "It was interesting doing this album with Mikee not least because we have quite different influences. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. It has a really fresh feel to it."
Mikee explains "This album takes you on a really deep and colourful journey, lyrically and musically. Adrian and I were both very open to experimenting with each others' musical styles and influences, which we feel created something new and exciting."
Session musicians who also contributed to this forthcoming album include Abi Fry of Bat for Lashes, plus original SikTh member Dan 'Lord' Foord on drums, amongst others.