Metal Blade Releasing LP From The Cory Smoot Experiment
That’s right, folks.
Cory Smoot may have left us way too fucking early, but he didn’t leave us without a parting shot.
A record from The Cory Smoot Experiment — recorded in 2010 at Cory’s Karma Studios — is being released by Metal Blade, which is awesome.
Called When Worlds Collide, the album features vocals by Cory; the original plan was to rope in some of his Richmond, Virginia, metal bros to sing on it, like Gwar’s Dave Brockie and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe.
Cory completed the entire record just before his final tour with Gwar in the fall of 2011.
After his death, Gwar and Metal Blade set up the Smoot Family Fund to help provide for Cory’s family. All proceeds from this album will be donated to this fund, according to Metal Blade Records Chairman and CEO Brian Slagel.
“Metal Blade Records is donating all the proceeds of the Cory Smoot solo album to the Smoot family. Please help us by getting the CD and enjoying the immense talent he was,” says Slagel.
When Worlds Collide features a dozen tracks, including “The Blood Red,” ”Fortunate Son,” “Religion is Fiction,” “Rebirth,” “Brainfade,” “Mandatory Purgatory,” ”Countdown to Oblivion,” “Mutilation,” “Hollow Tree,” and my favorite, “Sloth Loves Chunk.”