Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton has released the song “Save Defiance.” The track features vocalist Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators fame, with Alice in Chains’ Mike Inez on bass and Korn’s Ray Luzier on drums. The song comes from Morton’s debut solo release, “Anesthetic,” which will be released March 1 on WPP/Spinefarm Records.
“Myles was our first and only choice for ‘Save Defiance,'” Morton said. “He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude.
“Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him.”
“Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience,” Kennedy said. “I’d been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time, so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record.
“Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt pretty effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall.”
Morton will embark on a co-headline tour with Light the Torch this spring. Moon Tooth also will appear. The live configuration of Morton’s band will include Mark Morales (Sons of Texas) on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons of Texas) on bass and Art Cruz (Prong,Winds of Plague) on drums, plus additional special guest appearances along the way.
MARK MORTON AND LIGHT THE TORCH ON TOUR:
3/13 — Richmond, VA — Broadberry
3/14 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
3/15 — Toronto, ON — Lees Palace
3/16 — Montreal, QC — Astral
3/18 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
3/19 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theater
3/21 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
3/23 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
3/25 — Los Angeles, CA — Roxy
3/26 — Phoenix, AZ — Club Red
Tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available here.