Knoxville, Tennessee, based thrash metal outfit, WarClown, recently finished tracking a new album with legendary engineer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Exodus, Machine Head) handling the post production duties.
The yet-to-be titled album, to be released this summer, features a guest vocal appearance from renowned Nashville rocker Charlie Bonnet III on the song "On The Shoulders Of Giants."
WarClown drummer Keith Feulner announced the collaboration on Facebook, stating "Just finished the last song with a great friend doing guest vocals. This is gonna be huge! Charlie Bonnet III, can't thank you enough for taking the 4 hour drive one way to add vocals to this new WarClown album. We are so proud to have the legend make a stamp on this record."
Although now pursuing a full time career in southern rock and roots music, Bonnet has a large history in the heavy metal genre, fronting the Nashville based band Disarray since the early 1990's. Disarray released many records, including the Dave Brockie (GWAR) produced In The Face Of The Enemy in 2002, and the Gary Meskil (Pro-Pain) produced Edge Of My Demise in 2007. Bonnet was also the co-manager and publicist for Steve 'Zetro' Souza's band Hatriot from 2012-2014.
"Keith jammed with me in Disarray for a number of years, and is one of the best drummers I've ever worked with" states Bonnet. "He recently played me some of the WarClown material, and I was blown away. The last time I got to sing metal backups was on the Hatriot Heroes Of Origin record, so this was a lot of fun. I play a different style of music for a living now, so I appreciate the WarClown guys bringing me out of heavy metal retirement, and least for a couple minutes" he says with a laugh.
Check out some videos of the two acts working together on this album below.
Live footage of WarClown performing "On The Shoulders Of Giants" can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5nN0DOogcM&feature=youtu.be.
Video of Charlie Bonnet III tracking WarClown vocals can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/keith.feulner/videos/pcb.1833075716712259/1833416033344894/?type=3&theater.
More information on WarClown can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WarClownBand.
More information on Charlie Bonnet III can be found at www.charliebonnet3.com.