Members of Lamb of God, Clutch, and Stinking Lizaveta Release Bluesy New Jam
Morton Gaster Papadopoulos sounds like the name of a Wes Anderson character. In fact, it’s a new band consisting of — you guessed it — Mark Morton (Lamb of God), Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), and Yanni Papadopoulos (Stinking Lizaveta). Presumably, the idea for the project stems from the trio collaborating on “Blur,” a track from Morton’s 2019 solo debut, Anesthetic.
In any case, Morton Gaster Papadopoulos’ newly released song, “The Burnt Offerings,” suggests the band is worthy of its lineage. It’s bluesy and jammy, leaning more to the Clutch/ Stinking Lizaveta end of the spectrum than the LoG one… which makes sense, given that Papadopoulos says that “These were my riffs that I brought to the table,” whereupon Morton and Gaster “took the parts and rearranged them in a less linear order and Mark added his own fills in the spaces.”
The track also has some fierce vocals, courtesy of Naeemah Maddox, who also guested on a different track from Anesthetic, “Reveal.”
On top of just being a great friggin’ song, “The Burnt Offerings” is also highly relevant. Says Maddox, who also wrote the lyrics to the song:
“In the current social climate it is no longer sufficient to be non-racist. One must be anti-racist. This moment demands true accountability, and real change.
“Transnational corporations stating their support for BLM should only be taken as sincere if they also advocate and lobby for social reforms like a living wage, universal healthcare, and defunding and demilitarising the police; using these new freed up resources to reinvest in vulnerable communities that need it most.
“The time has long passed for petty sloganeering and cynical tokenism. Being against police brutality in 2020 shouldn’t even be a political issue. This is a failure of our society and goes beyond political persuasion. This is about human rights and creating a world our children would want to live in.”
Check out “The Burnt Offerings” below, and keep your fingers crossed for more MGP music soon.
[via The PRP]