In honor of the memory of Cory Smoot a.k.a. Flattus Maximus, Metal Blade records are preparing to release The Corey Smoot Experiment's When Worlds Collide. Metal Blade Records are even going as far at to donate every single penny of the proceeds to benefit the Smoot Family Fund…in other words, don't steal it.
The Corey Smoot Experiment was recorded in 2010 and features members of GWAR, Municipal Waste and many others. All of which laid down tracks to what was supposed to be a concept album entitled Religion is fiction. The album was scheduled to feature vocals from Dave Brockie, lead vocalist of GWAR and even Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD. Due to touring and scheduling conflicts, Cory finished the album with his own vocals and completed the entire package right before heading off for his final tour with GWAR in fall 2012.
Metal Blade Records Chairman and CEO Brian Slagel commented on when worlds collide saying, "Metal Blade Records is donating all the proceeds of the Cory Smoot solo album to the Smoot family. Please help us by getting the CD and enjoying the immense talent he was."
Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, the lead singer of GWAR said, "Cory Smoot is one of the great unsung heroes of metal. His musical abilities transformed GWAR from a splatter-thrash phenomena into a top metal act. And though he may have left us way too early, he left us a lifetime of music to listen to. He tore it up like few others, and will always be remembered as the true Flattus Maximus. We really loved the man, and there is not a day that goes by or a GWAR show that is played where he is not sorely missed."
The cover artwork for When Worlds Collide is featured above and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Blood Red
2. Fortunate Son
3. Religion is Fiction
6. Mandatory Purgatory
7. Countdown to Oblivion
8. The Gauntlet
9. When Worlds Collide
11. Hollow Tree
12. Sloth Loves Chunk
The song "countdown to Oblivion" is featured below. For More Information and to pre-order the album and donate to the Smoot Family Fund please go here