PHILIP ANSELMO Joins Forces With CHILD BITE For Cover Version Of CELTIC FROST's 'The Usurper'

February 17, 2015

Detroit punk/metal/noise rock misfits CHILD BITE have been holed up in their den of iniquity penning new tunes for their as-yet-untitled new full-length, to be recorded by Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN) at his famed Nodferatu's Lair. The record serves as the follow-up to last year's "Strange Waste" EP, released via Anselmo's Housecore Records.

Comments CHILD BITE in a collective statement, "Us 'BITE boys have been holed up all winter, writing tons of stuff for the next record.

"We've been talking to Phil about recording with him for quite a while; we really just did 'Strange Waste' last year as a way to keep busy while waiting for his busy schedule to clear up.

"We write in waves, with most songs requiring either four or five distinct passes before they are complete.

"Most of the songs are entering the third and fourth passes, with lyrics just getting started on.

"We sent Phil a bunch of really rough demos last week to share our progress and his response was; 'insanely great ideas!'

"Juice levels are reaching new heights in the CHILD BITE camp."

In related, CHILD BITE will appear on an upcoming, limited-edition CELTIC FROST tribute record. Set for release via Corpse Flower Records this spring as a supplement to the "Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost", a mega 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors, edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph, CHILD BITE opens the collection with their rendition of "The Usurper" with Anselmo on lead vocals. The compilation will also include ACID WITCH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, members of NEUROSIS and REPULSION and more!

"If you saw us at our release show or on tour last fall," the band notes, "you may have heard us play it with [vocalist] Shawn [Knight] doing his best Anselmo-meets-Tom G impression."

CHILD BITE's "Strange Waste" EP dropped last fall and continues to shock and awe ears of the willing with its deliciously bastardized hybrid of the MELVINS, DEAD KENNEDYS, BIG BLACK and FAITH NO MORE.

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