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Project Rogue – Titans Promises to be the All Star Supergroup to End All Star Supergroups

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Project Rogue - TitansRogue Records is a metal label based in California whose roster features some smaller metal bands that maybe you’ve heard of, or maybe you haven’t: Humanity’s Last Breath, Synthetic Breed and The Korea, to name a few we’ve covered here on MS in the past.

But by the time their new Project Rogue – Titans record hits the Interwaves you’re definitely going to be quite familiar with all of them.

The project teams up metal legends — members of Lamb of God, Cynic, Fear Factory, Napalm Death and more — with members of some of Rogue’s lesser known bands such as Nociceptor and Means End. Here’s a full list of all those participating:

Raymond Herrera – Fear Factory/Arkaea
Rob Barret – Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin – Devildriver
Chris Adler – Lamb Of God
Paul Masvidal – Cynic
Sean Reinert – Death/Cynic
Jon Howard – Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris – Napalm Death
Jed Simon – Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins – Obituary
Wayne Static – Static X
Shavo Odadjian – System Of A Down
Christian Olde Wolbers – Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman – Damageplan
JD Schmidt – Nociceptor
Robert Luciani – Means End
Vincent Zylstra – Synthetic Breed

What remains to be seen, and what the press release announcing this project doesn’t specify, is in what fashion and configuration(s) these guys will all be teamed up. Will there be primary songwriters with a rotating team around them, ala Roadrunner United? Will one or two core members be the primary writers for everything, with guest musicians on each track? Will every song have a different lineup?

Project Rogue – Titans will be launching an Indiegogo campaign on June 9th to help fund this project. Why they sent out a press release announcing all these names without having the Indiegogo project already posted is a real head-scratcher. Especially with a crowd-funding goal as lofty as $70,000, which won’t be easy to meet, but seems achievable if the members of the bigger bands here use those bands’ platforms to push.

Meanwhile, Rogue Records has release a short teaser video of what we can expect. Check it out:

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