Phillipa Tank has put together a drumming dream team for her upcoming record. The multi-instrumentalist who performs as Roadkiller has tapped the percussionists from Municipal Waste, CKY, Turbonegro, Exmortus and Obituary to play on her forthcoming album, and today we're premiering her latest single, "Back With a Vengeance," that features Florida death-metal legend Donald Tardy (Obituary) on the kit. The song itself is a rip-roaring death-thrash jam that's perfectly suited for Tardy's thunderous playing style, and you can watch him bang away at the drums in the track's video above via YouTube.
"It was an absolute blast working with Phillipa," Tardy says of the experience. "Not very often do I have the time or feel the desire to work with other artists outside of Obituary and I couldn't have had any more fun jamming, creating, recording with and getting to know her. She is an awesome guitarist, songwriter and an even better person and I am proud to be a part of her record and look forward to the release, seeing the fans' reactions and hopefully it's a massive success for her as she has worked tirelessly on this album and she deserves it! Great songs, great vibe, great human! Cheers to you Phillipa! Good on ya' mate!"
"I got the first three drummers I wanted straight off the bat (Tommy Akerholdt, Dave Witte and Jess Margera)," Tank explains. "I knew I wanted two more drummers, but I kept hitting brick walls. One wrong turn led me to New Orleans. I was in the French Quarter getting a reading and the psychic told me I was going to travel to Florida. I was like Florida? Why would I want to go to Florida? But then I started thinking... Oh yeah, that's the home of Death Metal.
"Obituary was the first band that came to mind. So I started writing some more heavier tracks and reached out. He liked what I sent so I flew down and recorded at Redneck Studios. It was an awesome experience, and his tracks sound amazing."