ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO On ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Project: 'This Is The Stuff I've Always Had Inside Of Me'

June 23, 2019

Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello about his ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE side project at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether it's difficult for him to write ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE songs compared to ANTHRAX:

Frank: "No. Not at all. You write what you write. Whatever comes out, comes out. I could write for ANTHRAX, that's the different, the heavier stuff. This is just rock and roll, just guitar and vocals, it's just based on that. With ANTHRAX, right now, we're writing an ANTHRAX record, I have stuff for that, I have riffs for that, music for that. That's on this side. It's easy to separate because I know when I'm writing stuff, 'This would be good for A&A.' The other stuff, the heavier stuff, 'This would be good for ANTHRAX.'"

On the songwriting process for ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's latest album, "Get Out":

Frank: "I demo the songs at home. Literally, songs just come all together at once. Sometimes the lyric will start, sometimes the melody, sometimes the music, I'll get the whole music piece and hum a melody over it. I'll put it all on a demo. That's what I did with [MEGADETH's] Dave [Ellefson, bass]. I sent him and Jay Ruston, our producer on the record — he's also worked with ANTHRAX and STONE SOUR and everybody. I just sent them full songs that were ready to go. I said 'What do you think about this?' 'I love this. We got to do this.' It just worked out that way. It worked really well."

On the meaning behind the "Get Out" album title:

Frank: This is the stuff I've always had inside of me. I needed to get it out. Dave too, the same. You have this stuff you have inside you and you want to get it. I have to get this stuff out of me. I love what we do with ANTHRAX; I love the band ANTHRAX. In fact, we're writing a new ANTHRAX record right now. We're more excited than ever; we're psyched about the future with ANTHRAX. But the other stuff that I have inside me, I love singing. I have a good time with it. People seem to be liking the A&A stuff."

"Get Out" was released on January 18 via Megaforce, the follow-up to ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE's 2014 self-titled EP was once again produced by Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, STONE SOUR),with Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE) returning behind the kit.

Find more on Anthrax
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).