Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton, Stinking Lizaveta guitarist Yanni Papadopoulos, and Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster have all teamed up for a new band Morton Gaster Papadopoulos. The band is streaming their debut single "The Burnt Offerings" below featuring vocalist Naeemah Maddox on vocals and keyboardist Chris Brooks.
"In the current social climate, it is no longer sufficient to be non-racist," said Maddox. "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 demilitarizing 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."
"These were my riffs that I brought to the table when jamming with Mark and JP," added Papadopoulos. "Those guys took the parts and rearranged them in a less linear order and Mark added his own fills in the spaces. Of course, Naeemah wrote her own parts to the arrangement with lyrics, vox and flute. Chris Brooks filled in the keys. However, it all started with a bassline which I thought JP could really sink his teeth into. J. Robbins was great to work with, he knew just how to make sense of it all. What you're hearing is virtually a live-in-the-studio track. Mark's solo was cut live with bass and drums with no edits. First-take magic!"