Lamb of God guitarist MARK MORTON has revealed the first video from his new solo EP, Ether, out today via Rise Records.
Watch the video for the EP’s first single, “All I Had To Lose” featuring Mark Morales, today at https://youtu.be/0oEBUIAqlQY. The video premiered with Loudwire in the USA including an exclusive interview.
MORTON’s second solo offering is primarily acoustic and consists of three original tracks and two covers. MORTON cites “All I Had To Lose,” released last week as a single, as “one of the most personal songs I have ever written.”
As with last year’s solo debut, Anesthetic, the guitarist enlisted the talents of various musicians and vocalists to bring his songs to life. In addition to Morales, who regularly tours as part of MORTON’s live band, Ether features appearances by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch), John Carbone (Moon Tooth). The EP is made up of three original songs and two covers that once again showcase MORTON’s diversity as a musician. Ether was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Trivium).
1. All I Had To Lose (featuring Mark Morales)
2. The Fight (featuring John Carbone)
3. She Talks To Angels (featuring Lzzy Hale) *The Black Crowes cover
4. Love My Enemy (featuring Howard Jones)
5. Black (featuring Mark Morales) *Pearl Jam cover
Ether is available today via digital retailers. For a list of providers, visit https://riserecords.lnk.to/ether. Physical copies of Ether are available for pre-order via Rise Records
Anesthetic, MORTON’s first 10-track solo album, was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, MORTON performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks completing the band. The single “Cross Off,” featuring late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and Trivium’s rhythm section of Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, spent six weeks in the Top 10 Active Rock US radio chart and has now amassed more than 14 million plays on Spotify and YouTube.
Following the release of Anesthetic, MORTON took his live band, consisting of Morales on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Lamb of God, Prong, Winds of Plague, on a North American co-headline tour with Light the Torch.
MORTON recently wrapped a handful of intimate acoustic shows in the UK as a three piece with vocalist Mark Morales and guitarist Joe Harvatt.