Members of Fall Out Boy are making the most of the band's hiatus by forming a new metal supergroup with rockers from Anthrax and Every Time I Die.
The Fall Out Boy bandmates decided to part ways indefinitely earlier this year (09) and now half the group - guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley - is embarking on a new project called the Damned Things.
They're joining forces with Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die and Anthrax's Rob Caggiano and Scott Ian, who insists he respects the Fall Out Boy duo for throwing out their pop sound and channelling their inner metal rock stars.
Ian tells Rock Sound, "It's super fun and it's something that we do totally take seriously because we love the music we've created.
"People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of (bassist) Pete Wentz and (frontman) Patrick (Stump). These two guys (Trohman and Hurley), man, they're f**king hardcore dudes. Joe writes some amazing riffs. We have this song called A Great Reckoning that I swear to God, this song could be on any Thin Lizzy record. He f**king blew my mind with this song and I just can't wait for people to hear it."
And Trohman is honoured to be playing with Ian, who he credits with inspiring him to play guitar.
He adds, "Scott's right hand is the reason I got into playing punk rock, hardcore and metal. Having Keith as part of the mix is insane. We all know he writes incredible lyrics but he is also a really good singer. That is showcased in Every Time I Die, but we want him to go more into singing than screaming on this project."