Rage Against The Machine co-founder and guitarist, Tom Morello, took his official Instagram account today and announced the release of his recent featuring with Bob Rifo’s electronic dance music project named The Bloody Beetroots.
While Tom Morello released his latest studio album with Rage Against The Machine named ‘Renegades’ and ‘Rage Against The Machine – XX’ in 2007 which was the 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set, he’s sharing new songs and LP’s since then. Morello released his latest-ever LP named ‘Commandante’ this month and it got excellent reviews from the authorities.
Today, Morello shared a new video on his verified Instagram page and his YouTube channel simultaneously and announced the release of his new collaboration track named ‘Lightning Over Mexico’ featuring Simone Cogo, Ana Tijoux, and The Bloody Beetroots. The song was recorded at Veritas Studios and released on almost every streaming platform including Morello’s YouTube channel.
Here is what Tom wrote in the caption of the Instagram post he shared:
“Check out the lyric video for the Lighting Over Mexico feat. Ana Tijoux from The Catastrophists EP with The Bloody Beetroots out everywhere NOW! In the midst of the darkest days of the pandemic, I sent some scratchy voice memo recordings of guitar riffs to The Bloody Beetroots. What came back were huge devastating grooves which became the genesis of The Catastrophists EP.
Working on these songs was a literal life raft during a time of fear and anxiety. The Catastrophists is unapologetically riff-heavy but laced with a dark tension, reflecting the times. Featuring the lead track ‘Radium Girls,’ the pandemic inspired ‘The Devil’s Infantry’ (with a defiant cameo from Mary Morello), a brutal remix of the Pussy Riot collab ‘Weather Strike,’ Ana Tijoux’s smoldering bars eulogizing 43 missing Mexican students on ‘Lightning Over Mexico,’ the escaped slave narrative ‘Keep Going,’ a high octane takedown of the commodification of beauty on ‘Field Of Tigers’, and the soaring finale aboard the ghost ship ‘Mary Celeste,’ The Catastrophists, forged with the immensely talented The Bloody Beetroots, kept me sane and unexpectedly allowed me to make connections and push myself as a guitarist, songwriter, and artist during a period of isolation.”
You can watch the lyric video right below.