Written by Lauren Rosier
Pottsville, PA’s hard rockers, Crobot, announces alongside Mascot Records global release of the band’s next EP, Rat Child, due out on June 18th.
The complete track listing features:
Mountain (featuring Frank Bello)
Kiss It Goodbye (featuring Howard Jones)
Everyone Dies (featuring Stix Zadina)
Vocalist Brandon Yeagley shares, “We’ve grown to know the Anthrax dudes pretty well through touring and developed a working relationship in addition to our friendships. We’ve always talked about writing with Frankie because we have a lot of the same influences and that definitely shines through in ‘Mountain.’ Frankie has always lent us his ear and has been a big supporter of ours – it was a treat to work with him on something.”
The track, “Everyone Dies,” was co-written by Steel Panther’s Stix Zadina. Yeagley adds, “One of the last tours we did was supporting Steel Panther. We hit it off with all of the guys. Stix even got tattooed by Bishop! We kept in touch and he sent us a bunch of ideas he had for songs. We really gravitated towards this piano instrumental he had called ‘Jimmy’s Piano Song.’ We don’t know Jimmy, but Stix must really love that dude… ’cause that shit brought tears to our eyes. Through a couple of Zoom sessions, we were able to work everything out and that’s how we wrote ‘Everyone Dies.’ We really wanted to venture somewhere different with this one but still pump it full of our personality. This is our attempt to sit at the dinner table with Queen whilst eating a healthy portion of Meatloaf.”
The band’s most recent studio album, Motherbrain, was a huge hit globally. Streams surpassed 20 million plays, 14 million of which were from the single, “Low Life.” The accompanying music video has been viewed over 1.5 million times when the song was charting in the Top 10 at Rock radio in America. It spent a lengthy 29-week run on the Billboard charts. Their follow-up single, “Gasoline,” had a strong run on the U.S. charts as well.
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