Metal Blade to release The Cory Smoot Experiment album When Worlds Collide

Metal Blade have announced that they will release ‘When Worlds Collide’ from The Cory Smoot Experiment on the 4th June.

The album was recorded in 2010 at Cory’s Karma Studios, where GWAR, Municipal Waste, and many others have laid down tracks. The songs were originally meant for a concept album called ‘Religion is Fiction.’

Cory intended to record all of the tracks and then bring in some of his favourite singers from the metal scene to do the vocals, including GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. This didn’t happen due to scheduling problems but that didn’t mean the end of the project. Cory went ahead and recorded the vocals himself and re-named the project The Cory Smoot Experiment, completing the entire package just before his final tour with GWAR in the fall of 2012.

After his passing, GWAR and Metal Blade set up the Smoot Family Fund to help provide for Cory’s family. All proceeds from this album will be donated to this fund.

Metal Blade Records Chairman and CEO Brian Slagel commented on the album’s release: “Metal Blade Records is donating all the proceeds of the Cory Smoot solo album to the Smoot family. Please help us by getting the CD and enjoying the immense talent he was.”

Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, lead singer of GWAR shared his memories of Cory: “Cory Smoot is one of the great unsung heroes of metal. His musical abilities transformed GWAR from a splatter-thrash phenomena into a top metal act. And though he may have left us way too early, he left us a lifetime of music to listen to. He tore it up like few others, and will always be remembered as the true Flattus Maximus. We really loved the man, and there is not a day that goes by or a GWAR show that is played where he is not sorely missed”

Metal Blade have released a stream of ‘Countdown To Oblivion’ which you can stream below.

When Worlds Collide Track Listing:
1. The Blood Red
2. Fortunate Son
3. Religion is Fiction
4. Rebirth
5. Brainfade
6. Mandatory Purgatory
7. Countdown to Oblivion
8. The Gauntlet
9. When Worlds Collide
10. Mutilation
11. Hollow Tree
12. Sloth Loves Chunk

The Cory Smoot Experiment When Worlds Collide Artwork

     

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