There were a lot of people racking their brains over what would become of Fall Out Boy following the announcement of its “break”. Well, we’ve gotten a glimpse of the (immediate) future of (half) of the band. And that new project sees them become a new star in the universe of supergroups.
According to Rock Sound (via Idolator), guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley have gotten together with Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano from Anthrax and Keith Buckley and David Karon from Every Time I Die to form The Damned Things. According to Ian, the band’s sound is “Kyuss meeting Thin Lizzy”. Color us intrigued thus far.
“We just started working on songs together and I really dug it,” Ian told Rock Sound of working with Trohman. “It just felt really good. From there we decided that obviously both of us are pretty busy in our day jobs but let’s see what we can do with this. Even if it takes us five years to make a record, why not?”
Thankfully, they didn’t have to wait long and the band has already written 15 songs. Despite their very different musical experiences, Ian said that the often overlooked members of FOB have every right to join the metal lords in the business of rupturing ear drums.
“It’s super fun and it’s something that we do totally take seriously because we love the music we’ve created,” Ian said. “People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of Pete Wentz and Patrick. These two guys, man, they’re fucking hardcore dudes. Joe writes some amazing riffs. We have this song called ‘A Great Reckoning’ that I swear to God, this song could be on any Thin Lizzy record. He fucking blew my mind with this song and I just can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Of course, Trohman is just as gleefully excited to be working with Ian and Buckley. In fact, he’s hoping to expand the ETID singer’s primal range.
“Scott’s right hand is the reason I got into playing punk rock, hardcore and metal!” Trohman said. “Having Keith as part of the mix is insane. We all know he writes incredible lyrics but he is also a really good singer. That is showcased in Every Time I Die, but we want him to go more into singing than screaming on this project.”
The band plans on hitting the studio sometime before Christmas. We’ll update you once their MySpace becomes a bit more fleshed out.
Now, Pete and Patrick, ball’s in your court now, fellas.