Then Audioslave happened. Yep. Kinda ground my teeth through that one.
All the while vocalist Zach De La Rocha was working on his seemingly never to be released solo album.
Rage fans ready to be stoked? The wait is over with the announcement of…no, not the solo album, but an EP from the new band One Day As A Lion, featuring De La Rocha and Jon Theodore, formerly of Mars Volta.
Seems like a good match. On 7/22, the One Day As a Lion EP will be available on Anti- Records.
From Artist Direct:
The endless wait for Zack De La Rocha’s solo album will finally come to a pseudo halt on July 22 with the release of One Day As a Lion’s debut EP. A collaboration between De La Rocha and ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore, the duo has completed five songs for their self-titled disc. None of which feature DJ Shadow, Trent Reznor, or ?uestlove of The Rootsâ€”artists that have been tied to De La Rocha’s long-rumored solo recordings.
“It’s a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask,” the group explained in a statement.
In other De La Rocha news, Rage Against the Machine has seven festival dates lined up for this summer, including an appearance at Lollapalooza on August 2.
One Day As a Lion:
1. Wild International
2. Ocean View
3. Last Letter
4. If You Fear Dying
5. One Day As a Lion
For cryptic info on the band, check out their (currently music-less) MySpace profile.