Altitudes & Attitude, the new project from longtime friends Frank Bello of Anthrax and David Ellefson of Megadeth, who have released their self-titled EP on January 14th through Mega Force Records. 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,” says Ellefson. “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,” adds Bello.
Bello and Ellefson have devised an exciting and interactive format for their live performances with Altitudes & Attitudes that is flexible enough to include a clinic format, Q&A with the audience, as well as closing up the performance with classic cover songs that have inspired them in their own careers. Songs from artists such as Cheap Trick, The Clash, The Ramones and more are part of the Altitudes & Attitude repertoire that rock and metal fans will appreciate from these two metal masters.
The Altitudes & Attitude total performance time will be approximately 75 minutes with an after show VIP meet n greet available when venues are able to accommodate. The group will sell Altitudes & Attitude merchandise and CDs during these meets.
Altitudes & Attitude Performance Credits:
Frank Bello- Lead vocals, electric guitar, 8 string bass guitar
David Ellefson- 4, 5 and 8 string bass guitars, rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Guest fill in for Drums and percussion
Guest fill in for Lead Guitar