BILL GOULD collaborates with SHANE EMBURY on the new album by TRONOS
Bill Gould will feature on the new album by metal band Tronos. The band comprises of bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria), bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork) and is produced by Russ Russell (At The Gates, Napalm Death).
We first heard about this project back in 2013 and it has taken this long to reach fruition. Speaking to The Void in January Shane Embury said,
“One project, for about five years, I’ve been working on with a guy who produces our records [Russ Russell,] it’s got kind of a doomyish, doomy, weird, shoegazing, doomy kind of music. Billy [Gould] from Faith No More plays bass on some of the tracks, Troy [Sanders] from Mastodon, a guy from Voivod on guitar. ‘Cause the guy who produces our albums, he’s part of it so, we can record for free. So he’s been zoning out on it forever. It’s called Tronos—which is just Spanish for ‘thrones’—I nicked it from a ‘Game Of Thrones‘ DVD in Spanish.
Russ Russell, the guy who produces the Napalm albums and stuff, and all the stuff that I’ve been involved with, he’s got quite a graphic deal as well… So he’s got lots of visual stuff going on and if we can pull it off I’d like to play the ‘Roadburn Festival‘ in Holland, cause then you’d be able to do the projections. And because of the people involved I can only imagine doing the odd show here and there.”
Tronos will release their debut album Celestial Mechanics on April 12th. The record will also feature vocalist Denis “Snake” Belanger (Voivod) and vocalist/violinist Erica Nockalls (The Wonder Stuff).
Celestial Mechanics was mixed by Russell and Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver). You can check out their debut track Birth Womb.
“This song talks about sacrifice, betrayal of emotion and the process of feeling temporary defeat. But in experiencing these feelings you realise that you can be a stronger person for the experience, the knowledge that maybe you are not unique and we are all dealing with our personal trials on a day-to-day basis.”