Mark Morton, the Lamb of God guitarist, has released his new song Save Defiance. The track features Slash and Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy, with Alice in Chains’ Mike Inez on bass and Korn’s Ray Luzier on drums.
Listen to the track by clicking on the play button in the featured image, or use the link below.
Morton will embark on a co-headline tour with Light the Torch this spring, while Moon Tooth will also make an appearance.
The Lamb of God shredder will be joined by Sons Of Texas duo Mark Morales on lead vocals and Nick Villarreal on bass, Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle on guitar and Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague) on drums. There will also be additional special guest appearances along the way.
Talking about Save Defiance, Morton revealed that there was no back-up plan in case Kennedy wasn’t able to lay down his vocals.
“Myles was our first and only choice for Save Defiance. He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it,” explained the guitarist.
Despite this being a Morton tune, Kennedy wasn’t afraid to put his signature stamp on it. And that’s something that makes the song what it is.
“We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him,” concluded Morton.
On his part, Lamb of God fan Kennedy was more than happy to lend a hand with this project.”I’d been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time,” said Kennedy. “So I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record.
“Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt pretty effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall.”