Jan 032012

Okay, the headline of this post is a bit of an exaggeration, but I think you’ll forgive me after you hear the music.

The news is this: Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith has joined forces with former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman for a new studio project. It’s called Primal Rock Rebellion, and the duo have finished recording an album that will be released on February 27 by the Spinefarm label.

The songs were all co-written by Smith and Goodman, with Smith playing both guitar and bass. Session musicians who also contributed to the forthcoming album include Abi Fry of Bat For Lashes, plus original SikTh member Dan ‘Loord’ Foord on drums, among others.

Spinefarm and the band have just released a song from the album called “I See Lights”. It’s dark and nasty, and the guitar and bass riffage get their hooks in you pretty fast. Listen to it after the jump — and if you like what you here, you can download it for free.

The song can be downloaded either from the SoundCloud player above or at this location.


  1. This needs to be said:

    This is gonna be awesome. Oddly enough, it makes one wanna listen to the “Sonic Mass” album by Amebix right now. Wonder why…

    • Well, now that you mention it, I can see why. “Sonic Mass” is great, btw. “Knights of the Black Sun” is on my list of “most infectious song” candidates.

      • Hmm. Glad to see that I’m not only one who doesn’t think so.

        Also… “on your list of candidates”? ( -_-)
        JUST A “CANDIDATE”?! ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ

        Nevermind. Quite frankly, one hadn’t even thought of anything from the Amebix album being on the list until now. How many songs in total are going to be on the list anyway?

        • I’m making it up as I go, which is why there are still “candidates”. I’ve still got 20 songs I used to consider definites for the final list and 27 “candidates” I’m still considering. But this is obviously way too much, since after today’s installment in the series I will have already announced 18 songs. My head hurts!

          • It would make for a pretty cool mixtape in the end…

            Maybe you could do a post collecting all the song streams in one page appended to your year-end list (assuming you’ll even do one like the others).

            • I’ve been thinking about trying to collect everything in a downloadable free mixtape, but the prospect of getting rights and permissions from all the artists and labels is a deterrent. But I can certainly figure out a way to stream everything in a multi-track player when the list is finished. That would be cool.

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