Testament - Guitarist Alex Skolnick Releases Rap Solo Song


Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has released an anti-Donald Trump rap song called "Wear A Fucking Mask", which is the follow-up to "Trump Sucks".

Skolnick had this to say: "'Trump Sucks", came out the other week and truly came out of nowhere. Some wrote in calling it "Brilliant," "Best rap song of 2020" and "An anthem for our times," while others labelled it "cringeworthy," "pathetic" and "leftist BS." (Hey, any reaction is better than no reaction, as they say.

"A few even admitted enjoying the song and/or being entertained by the video despite not agreeing. This sequel had more energy put into it so I hope everyone who appreciated the first one feels similarly about WAFM. The loss of my all-time favorite guitarist, Eddie Van Halen delayed things by about a week, as I and the world mourned.

"Coincidentally, this project includes some of the the most directly VH influenced parts I've ever done; so much so that I'd taken out my exact replica of his guitar after quite some time (built by a pal of mine, Frankie Fulleda, who builds these just for fun). EVH influence on a rap/hip-hop track? Sure. Eddie's palm scratching technique on the VH track "Atomic Punk", is a perfect stand-in for a turntable sound (and easier than coordinating with an actual DJ).

"The chorus is inspired by a VH groove so funky, it could have worked for rap/hip-hop ("Mean Street"). So in light of this, it's ironic and a bit eerie that EVH's influence was felt so strongly just prior to the news.

"Staying in my lane is something I've never been good at. I realize that a jazz/rock guitarist best known for thrash-metal venturing into old school hip-hop and comedic social commentary might not make much sense. But my question to you is: Does anything make much sense these days?"

PS: "To anyone who thought the first track represents the pinnacle of my rap technique, three words: HOLD MY BEER 😉🎤"




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Testament
 
Posted: 15.10.2020 by Metal God


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15.10.2020 - 15:20
UnknownCheese

As if Testament weren't embarrassing enough.
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15.10.2020 - 15:50
Athropos
Burning inside
It's actually quite good, I like it.
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15.10.2020 - 17:39
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
This pandemic must end.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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15.10.2020 - 17:41
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
It is both worse and not as bad as I expected it to be.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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15.10.2020 - 19:04
Dronewolf12

It's cringy and I felt embarrassed for him, but only because of how it was presented. If he wasn't just sat in a small room and talking like he's scared someone in the next room was going to hear him, it would have been better. Just needed a little power behind his words.

I know he's not a rapper really, but a bit more effort would have made the difference
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15.10.2020 - 19:41
TenebrisAlas

Pandemic inspires
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15.10.2020 - 20:30
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
"Kind of like Zappa, I'm all over the mappa, I guess I'm now a rappa"

...This is some Zappa-level of writing, actually
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15.10.2020 - 20:40
Stormm

Pandemic is shit. But I was thrilled that quarantine is good oportunity to make some new music. Well... this wasn't what I wanted.
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15.10.2020 - 20:55
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Stunning and brave.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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15.10.2020 - 21:09
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I think I'd rather drive into oncoming traffic than listen to this.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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15.10.2020 - 22:13
nikarg
Mod
Better than the latest Testament album.
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15.10.2020 - 22:21
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by nikarg on 15.10.2020 at 22:13

Better than the latest Testament album.

It was underwhelming, but it wasn't this bad.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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15.10.2020 - 22:30
CWA

Fun little song, but super ignorant message.
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15.10.2020 - 23:44
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
This is extremely cringe
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get that bag
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16.10.2020 - 05:40
sbgmetal

See this is why i like Eric Peterson more lol
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16.10.2020 - 17:10
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Vai bays kant räppa
This is bad and horible. My fav rap song is Everlast ''white trash beautiful'
I like 80's American street movies where 80's rap is on sound tracks, its cool, many cool lyrics, problems and gangsta shit, but this is .. well why people rate albums 1 and 2. Here we have an example
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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19.10.2020 - 23:35
Archie 666

Jesus Christ! First Steven Wilson's new song, now this
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20.10.2020 - 00:45
Lord Slothrop

I made it 90 seconds before I felt my brain cells screaming for whisky to help ease the pain.
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21.10.2020 - 11:17
Rufus Valentine

Bold statement. I predict this song will single-handedly kill the pandemic and usher Biden into power.
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24.10.2020 - 18:58
Ajay Singh

Old-age sucks, indeed. Especially, during pandemic.
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25.10.2020 - 15:28
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Thanks for sharing Mr. Skolnick, gonna go bump the new Ghostemane and Clipping now
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Check out Apothecary's Favorite Bands Playlist, brotendo. One track per band.
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27.11.2020 - 14:58
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
A lighter funkier Rage Against the Machine.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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