ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has confirmed that he is working on material for his debut solo album. “Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer,” he said during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS (see video below). “And COVID hit, and I kind of backed out. It really hit New York in January and February. I had studio time booked and we were gonna do it, and long story short, I just felt weird. All the musicians involved, we all just decided, ‘You know what? Let’s hold this until we’re a little more clear about what’s going on.'”
According to Bello, he was going to record his first solo material in New York City, but he changed his plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I had some great, great players play on it,” the 55-year-old musician said. “And it’s even better now, because I can even write more right now. So let it simmer.”
Regarding the musical direction of his solo material, Bello said: “It’s funny, because it’s sounding a lot like ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE [Bello’s side project with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson]. It is more in that vein — heavy rock and roll… I grew up on this stuff. It’ll be rock and roll with a heavier edge to it, and that’s fine, ’cause that’s what I’m into.”