Rage Against the Machine may have a song titled "Sleep Now in the Fire," but it would seem that the band's guitarist, Tom Morello, never sleeps. Case in point, today (December 3rd), he released his second solo full-length in three months, The Atlas Underground Flood, a sister album to October's The Atlas Underground Fire. Both are star-studded affairs boasting a wide-ranging assemblage of guests, ranging from members of Bring Me the Horizon and IDLES to Eddie Vedder and The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. But the biggest names — at least as far as metalheads are concerned — might be Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Rush's Alex Lifeson, who both appear on the same cut, the bombastically titled "I Have Seen the Way."
It's quite a history-making moment to bring together the guitarists of three of heavy rock's biggest bands — Metallica, Rage Against the Machine and Rush — and "I Have Seen the Way" delivers plenty of hard-hitting riffage and fret-frying shreddery as fans might expect from that power trio. What comes less expected are the EDM beats (courtesy of dance music artist Dr. Fresch) that accompany said guitar work, a nod to Morello's fandom for electronic music, which instills much of the Atlas Underground series.
Stream the song above via YouTube, and below, watch Morello's recent appearance on Revolver's "Fan First" podcast, discussing how he came to love EDM, why he considers himself to be RATM's DJ, and much more.