Ex-Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello has announced he will be releasing his third solo album as the Nightwatchman.
The Morello-produced World Wide Rebel Songs is due for release on August 30th via New West Records and features 12 new tracks.
He's also enlisted the help of Ben Harper, who co-wrote lead single Save The Hammer For The Man and contributed vocals and guitar for the track.
Unlike the majority of Morello's work as the Nightwatchman, this album features a full electric band, The Freedom Fight Orchestra; Carl Restivo on guitar and piano, Dave Gibbs on bass, Chris Joyner on keyboards and Eric Gardner behind the kit.
On his website, Morello states,
'Troubled times call out for troubled songs. World Wide Rebel Songs is an album of rousing hopelessness and this time The Nightwatchman has brought along his electric guitar to tip the scales. I wanted to capture a vibe midway between Johnny Cash and Che Guevera, murder ballads and Molotov anthems.'
World Wide Rebel Songs Track Listing:
Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine
The Dogs of Tijuana
It Begins Tonight
Save The Hammer For The Man (featuring Ben Harper)
The Fifth Horseman Of The Apocalypse
Speak and Make Lightning
Facing Mount Kenya
World Wide Rebel Songs
God Help Us All
Morello is also releasing a benefit EP entitled Union Town featuring 8 'pro-union' tracks including three penned by Morello himself.
And all proceeds go to The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org.
Union Town is released on July 19th.
Fans can submit questions to Morello via his website – http://tommorello.fanbridge.com/fan_questions – and they will receive a video answer from the man himself.
More details at www.nightwatchmanmusic.com