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February 21st
Interview with Frank Bello Of Anthrax - Sofa-King-Cool - Magazine - Entertainment News

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November 30th, 2016
David laying down...

David laying down some 8 string bass....

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November 28th, 2016
David Ellefson

Back in the studio recording new tracks this week!! Altitudes & Attitude Frank BelloDavid Ellefson

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December 18th, 2015
THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-17-15

This weeks playlist for #THEASYLUM is up, (click here)

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January 20th
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE,...

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release its debut album in the fall.

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE spent time in 2016 in a California studio recording material for the follow-up to its 2014 self-titled EP. Helming the sessions once again was producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE) returning behind the kit.

In a brand new interview with AXS, Bello stated about ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE: "Dave and I have done a lot of bass clinics together; we work with Hartke bass amps. There was a lot of down time sitting around backstage. Dave comes up to me and said, 'We have all this time at these clinics. Why don't we start writing some songs?' It was as easy as that, and we began writing some songs. I took on the vocals and played rhythm guitar, he played bass and we had Jeff Friedl from A PERFECT CIRCLE play drums. People were really diggin' it and it got great traction on the radio. People wanted more. We only put out a three-song EP. But with both Dave and I being involved with our own bands, we are on the road nonstop. We finally got together this past year and during our down time we put together a full-length record. It is due out this year sometime around September or October."

Bello went on to describe ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's sound as "hard rock. It is not metal. It is hard rock with a melody," he said. "We are having a lot of fun with it and people are enjoying it."

ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, "Kings Among Scotland", on April 27 via Megaforce. The DVD will be preceded by ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE — "KillThrax 2018" — set to kick off January 25 in Montreal.

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November 30th, 2016
Frank and David...

Frank and David at DW Drums in Los Angeles in between recording.

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July 9th, 2016
Happy Birthday Frank...

Happy Birthday Frank Bello!!

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October 7th, 2015
Please can we...

Please can we get lyrics posted. I can't find them anywhere

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December 12th, 2017
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE...

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Debut Album Due Next Year

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the project featuring ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its debut album next year.

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE spent time last year in a California studio recording material for the follow-up to its 2014 self-titled EP. Helming the sessions once again was producer Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR), with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE) returning behind the kit.

In a brand new interview with Brazil's Kazagastão (KZG), Bello stated about ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE: "We did an EP a couple of years ago, and now, next year, we're coming out with a new record — a whole record we're coming out with next year we're very excited about."

Describing ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's musical direction as "just rock," Frank said that it's been "hard" for him and Ellefson to find the time to work on music for the project. "That's why we had to wait to put it out," he said. "We had to wait a long time, 'cause both of our bands are so busy — which is good. But there is downtime… When we start writing a record, there'll be downtime, and then it's that time for that."

The two bassists began writing music together while traveling the world during clinics now known as "Metal Masters".

"What started out as simple bass ideas quickly developed into some really great songs together," Ellefson said back in 2013.

"Our fans would probably never suspect that a couple of metal bass players would have songs like these inside of us. It's exciting to write melody with diversity while still pushing the limits of lead-bass playing. Frank's singing, and both of us playing guitars and other instruments, gave us a whole new dimension for creative opportunities."

"We thought it would be cool to let fans hear something they wouldn't expect from us — which is what ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE is," added Bello.

Regarding how ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE came together, Ellefson told Guitar World: "We were doing bass clinics for our endorsement of Hartke bass amplification a few years back when the 'Big Four' were playing shows together. I just said to Frank, 'We should really write some of our own material we can play for these clinics. Something unique just for us.' So at Bass Player Live! at the Key Club in Hollywood, Frank got us talking to ANTHRAX producer Jay Ruston, who is also a bass player, and he got excited to get on board to record some songs for us. We agreed to do just a few songs we could release in EP format. This would make the workload easier with all of our schedules and even allow us to continue releasing more songs moving forward as well. Jay brought in Jeff Friedl on drums and even suggested Gus G. to play the solos I wanted to have on the track 'Here Again'."

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November 29th, 2016
Frank and Jay...

Frank and Jay tracking guitars today in LA.

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December 19th, 2015
THE ASYLUM December 17th 2015 - THE ASYLUM | podcast garden

Stream the podcast of #THEASYLUM for this week online just go to (click here)

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May 25th, 2015
Altitudes & Attitude Closing in on Second Release

A new disc coming......

@attitudeandalt1 Frank Bello

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