Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and Ex-SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman Tear It Up In Primal Rock Rebellion

By Pauline France

January 7, 2012

Horns up, metal fans. Iron Maiden axeman Adrian Smith teamed up with former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman for a new project titled Primal Rock Rebellion.

The duo’s as-yet-untitled album, due Feb. 27 through Spinefarm Records, blends Goodman’s unique vocal tones and Adrian’s unmistakeable guitar melodies.

“It was interesting doing this album with Mikee not least because we have quite different influences,” said Smith in a recent statement. “I was really pleased with the way it turned out. It has a really fresh feel to it.”

Goodman is just as stoked to be part of the collaboration.

“This album takes you on a really deep and colourful journey, lyrically and musically,” commented Goodman. “Adrian and I were both very open to experimenting with each others’ musical styles and influences, which we feel created something new and exciting.”

Other musicians who contributed to the album include Abi Fry of Bat for Lashes, original SikTh member Dan “Lord” Foord on drums, among others.

Listen to Primal Rock Rebellion’s “I See Lights” below, and visit their website here for more info.

I See Lights by PrimalRockRebellion