April 22, 2015


Hear Dave Grohl & Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Slay Some Thrash Metal

If you're a metalhead, constantly hearing acts like Jack White and the Foo Fighters get held up as modern masters of heavy music gets really damned old really freaking fast. But Dave Grohl's grabbing some actual shred-cred today in the form of a new Teenage Time Killers song, "Hung Out to Dry."

The axe-man and Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age drummer recorded the band's debut album (comically titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1) in his California studio; he plays bass on the new cut. The real draw here, the happy head-scratcher element, is that Randy Blythe—Lamb of God frontman and post-2000 American metal legend/folk hero—handles vox with his Jack Daniels–lubricated death-scream.

And let's not kid anyone here: this minute-and-55-seconds-long track is a straight Slayer song. This is Reign in Blood shit. This is Dave Grohl scooping up kudos from headbangers the world over. Good job, everyone.

Billboard offers a few key deetz about Teenage Time Killers:

Teenage Time Killers' core members are Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin, My Ruin and Birds of Satan multi-instrumentalist Mick Murphy, and producer John "Lou" Lousteau. … The 20-track album also includes the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, Pat Smear of the Germs and Foo Fighters, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, Bad Religion and Minor Threat guitarist Brian Baker, and many others.

Sounds pretty gnarly. "Hung Out to Dry" certainly has our attention. Hope Grohl keeps shredding. (Come to think of it, the 2013 "Nirvana" track he wrote with Paul McCartney was reasonably brutal...)