"...a collective bunch of new and old Chicago characters coming together to raise some funds and pay tribute to our musical heroes." - Bruce Lamont
THE TEMPTER is a loving, one-time tribute honoring Chicago doom legends, Trouble, featuring members of Snow Burial, Huntsmen, The Atlas Moth, Pelican, and Yakuza. The idea came together by producer and multi-instrumentalist Sanford Parker shortly after Chicago's lockdown hit. He thought there was no better person to lay down the vocals then friend, bandmate, and business partner, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest). The next step was to lock in the rhythm section, with Mike Miczek (The Atlas Moth, Broken Hope) on drums and Mark Njjar (Huntsmen) on bass. Guitar tracks were laid down by Dallas Thomas (Pelican) and Ben Bowman (Snow Burial) while Parker mixed and mastered the track. Artwork was created by Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth) with Lamont creating the video for the track.
The group chose "The Tempter" as the single as well as the band name because, as Lamont states, "What can't be said about Trouble? They're legends around these parts. 'The Tempter' was the obvious choice. It's the classic first cut off their debut Psalm 9 . Heavy as fuck. It was an honor to cover this."
Now playing at Metal Injection, view the "The Tempter" video at THIS LOCATION
To purchase the single, visit THE TEMPTER Bandcamp page HERE .
All proceeds from the sale of the single will go to Chicago's The Night Ministry, who work to provide housing, health care, and human connection to members of the community struggling with poverty or homelessness. For more information, go to THIS LOCATION and to donate directly go HERE .
Mike Miczek - drums
Mark Najjar - bass
Ben Bowman - guitar
Dallas Thomas - guitar solos
Bruce Lamont - vocals, Baritone saxophone (intro)
Sanford Parker - mixing, synths (intro)