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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Tom Morello set to release second album in 2021, 'The Atlas Underground Flood'

11/27/2021 12:59:15 AM

This December, Tom Morello will release his latest project. The Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner has made a shocking announcement about his latest project in late November.

For the coming month, fans will be delighted with the revelation of Morello's sister album, The Atlas Underground Flood. This would follow the  October release of his critically acclaimed album, The Atlas Underground Fire.

Morello, co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage, has spoken at length in recent interviews that the collaborative process led to countless songs created during the pandemic, and a second album seemed almost inevitable. Featuring a slew of all-star collaborators including Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim James, IDLES, Ben Harper, Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, X Ambassadors, Barns Courtney, Manchester Orchestra, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and more, Morello will continue to showcase his signature extraordinary guitar-playing across these 12 new genre-bending tracks.
“The Atlas Underground Flood finishes what The Atlas Underground Fire started. Fire and Flood are my ‘London Calling.’ Admiring The Clash at their apex moment, I sought to make a double album where artistic intent supersedes genre. I aimed to forge a central curated vision to tie together a sonically fearless, wild, and wide-ranging musical ambition with a tremendous cast of collaborators. And of course, there are many guitar solos.”
Tom Morello is widely known as a barrier breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Over the course of his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash.

On The Atlas Underground Flood, as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground & 2021’s The Atlas Underground Fire, the iconic musician continues to create never-before-heard sounds featuring his legendary hard-hitting guitar riffs alongside the project’s cast of top-notch collaborators.

A couple of weeks before releasing the album, Morello released three new tracks: Human featuring Barns Courtney, Hard Times featuring Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim Jones, and Chipotle Joe, and Raising Hell featuring Ben Harper.

On top of that, the legendary music artist appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with his grandson to perform the television debut of their hit single, Hold The Line, off of Morello’s sister album.

The previous record garnered raves from music publications. Rock Cellar Magazine praised, “The Atlas Underground Fire is a wildly experimental and rewarding listen from Tom Morello, one that allows him to venture outside the realm of ‘guitarist’ and immerse himself in collaborations with peers that pushes the envelope further, all the while adding to his singularly versatile catalog of music.” The album was also lauded by Rolling Stone Australia as, “a record as powerful as it is eclectic, and monumental as it is varied,” while NME proclaimed it as being “the definitive mixtape of future rock & roll.”

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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