Dave Grohls breakdown of the Probot debut album. Grohl comments on some selected tracks:
Wino (St Vitus, Place Of Skulls) Probot Track: 'Emerald Law
"His band The Obsessed were from DC, where I came from. My hardcore band opened for them in '85, and I know that nobody in their right mind would want to go onstage after The Obsessed. Wino is the godfather of doom music, everything he does from St Vitus to Place Of Skulls has been mind-blowing."
Lemmy (Motorhead) 'Shake Your Blood'
"We recorded his track in LA in maybe two takes about a year and a half ago. Until then I'd never met what I'd call a real rock'n'roll hero before. F*** Elvis and Keith Richards, Lemmy's the king of rock'n'roll - he told me he never considered Motorhead a metal band, he was quite adamant. Lemmy's a living, breathing, drinking and snorting f***ing legend. No-one else comes close.
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) 'Sweet Dreams'
"What King Diamond does with his voice is incomprehensible. I was a huge fan of Mercyful Fate's albums like 'Melissa' and 'Don't Break The Oath' ('83 and '84). What he does on the Probot album is so layered and theatrical, it's almost like a Queen record, It's difficult to explain how cool is it to have him singing on a song that I wrote. He's the King."
Max Cavalera Probot Track: 'Red War'
"I saw Max in Sepultura on the 'Chaos AD' tour. One of my favourite things about the Probot record is the accent of the singers. Being from Montreal, Snake from Voivod has a strong accent, so does Tom G Warrior (from Switzerland's Celtic Frost). Like Max, the fact that these guys have unusual deliveries only makes them more sinister. They sound like foreign military sergeants barking out orders. Sepultura were always an amazing blend of metal, punk and tribal influences. When 'Roots' came out it changed my entire perception of what was heavy."
show full notes
01. Centuries Of Sin ( W/ Cronos / Venom)
02. Red War ( W/ Max Cavalera / Soulfly, Sepultura)
03. Shake Your Blood ( W/ Lemmy / Mot?rhead)
04. Access Babylon ( W/ Mike Dean / C.O.C.)
05. Silent Spring ( W/ Kurt Brecht / D.R.I.)
06. Ice Cold Man ( W/ Lee Dorrian / Cathedral / Napalm Death)
07. The Emerald Law ( W/ Wino / Place Of Skulls / The Obsessed)
08. Big Sky ( W/ Tom G. Warrior / Celtic Frost)
09. Dictatorsaurus ( W/ Snake / Vo?vod)
10. My Tortured Soul ( W/ Eric Wagner / Trouble)
11. Sweet Dreams ( W/ King Diamond / Mercyful Fate)