Members of Anthrax and more to form Motor Sister, Play First Show February 12 in Brooklyn

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian with his wife Pearl Aday, have teamed up with The Cult drummer John Tempesta, Armored Saint bassist Joey Vera, and Mother Superior vocalist Jim Wilson have formed Motor Sister.

Scott Ian spoke of the formation of Motor Sister via Blabbermouth:

“I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house.” Which lead them making an album together. Then Ian emailed producer Jay Ruston and asked if he thought it was possible to recapture the same spontaneous energy Motor Sister generated at their makeshift gig, and if an album could be recorded quickly. “He said, ‘Yeah, we can make the record in two days and we can make it sound really good.’ So that’s what we did…A week and a half later, we made the record in L.A. over a two-day period. We recorded the whole thing live in the studio and the set-up was at my house.”  He continues: “Jim was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera and John Tempesta to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.'”

Motor Sister Band Photo

Their debut album entitled Ride will be released March 10 via Metal Blade Records.

The song “This Song Reminds Me Of You” can be streamed below.

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The track listing for Ride:

  1. A-Hole
  2.  This Song Reminds Me Of You
  3.  Beg Borrow Steal
  4.  Fool Around
  5.  Get That Girl
  6.  Head Hanging Low
  7.  Fork in the Road
  8.   Little Motor Sister
  9.   Pretty in the Morning
  10.  Whore
  11.  Doghouse
  12.  Devil Wind

Motor Sister "Ride" Album Cover

Motor Sister is also set to make their debut live appearance at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on February 12. No further live dates announced, but you can purchase tickets for the show here.

In other related news, Anthrax is also hard at work on their follow up to 2011’s Worship Music tentatively slated for a 2015 release.