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Lamb of God’s Mark Morton to Release New Solo EP Featuring Lzzy Hale and Howard Jones

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If you enjoyed Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton’s solo debut, Anesthetic, when it was released earlier this year, you’re in luck: Morton’s next solo release, “a primarily acoustic five-song EP” called Ether, will be out sometime in January on Rise Records. When in January? The press release doesn’t say, but the first single, “All I Had to Lose,” will drop January 10, which is a Friday… so maybe the whole EP comes out that day.

In any case, all five tracks feature guest appearances by some heavy hitters:

1. “All I Had to Lose” (featuring Mark Morales from Sons of Texas)
2. “The Fight” (featuring John Carbone from Moon Tooth)
3. “She Talks to Angels” (featuring Lzzy Hale from Halestorm)
4. “Love My Enemy” (featuring Howard Jones from Light the Torch)
5. “Black” (featuring Mark Morales from Sons of Texas)

I assume “She Talks to Angels” is a cover of the old Black Crowes song (we know Morton is a fan of that band). To say I’m stoked to hear Lzzy Hale’s take on that ballad would be a massive understatement.

Says Morton of Ether:

“I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new, five song EP, ‘Ether,’ on Rise Records! Once again, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with someamazingly talented artists and friends to assemble this collection of tunes, all of which feature a strong acoustic guitar component. Inspired by the acoustic sets I had the opportunity to perform last spring and summer in support of ‘Anesthetic,’ I began writing some new songs to reflect that more mellow vibe. I’m stoked with the results and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been putting together. I’ll be debuting these tunes on my upcoming U.K. acoustic tour, so you can hear them live before they’re released anywhere else!”

Oh, right: he’s got an upcoming U.K. acoustic tour, too! Dates for those are below. Watch this space on 1/10 for the single.

1/8 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/9 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
1/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
1/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
1/12 – London, UK @ Camden Underworld

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