Following the October release of his critically acclaimed album, The Atlas Underground Fire, rock ‘n’ roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello surprised fans today with the announcement of his latest project, a sister album entitled The Atlas Underground Flood.
Morello has spoken at length in recent interviews that the collaborative process led to countless songs created during the pandemic, and a second album seemed inevitable. Featuring a slew of all-star collaborators including Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim James, IDLES, Ben Harper, Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, X Ambassadors, Barns Courtney, Manchester Orchestra, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and more, Morello will continue to showcase his signature extraordinary guitar-playing across these 12 new genre-bending tracks.
Morello – co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage – will release this forthcoming album The Atlas Underground Flood on December 3rd via Mom + Pop Music. The record is available for pre-order now HERE. To kick off the album launch, Morello released three new tracks today: ‘Human’ featuring Barns Courtney, ‘Hard Times’ featuring Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim Jones, and Chipotle Joe and ‘Raising Hell’ featuring Ben Harper.
Of the new album, Morello said: “The Atlas Underground Flood finishes what The Atlas Underground Fire started. Fire and Flood are my ‘London Calling’. Admiring The Clash at their apex moment, I sought to make a double album where artistic intent supersedes genre. I aimed to forge a central curated vision to tie together a sonically fearless, wild, and wide-ranging musical ambition with a tremendous cast of collaborators. And of course, there are many guitar solos.”
The featured tracks give fans a taste of what’s to come from the highly anticipated sister album to The Atlas Underground Fire, which debuted last month to both fan and critical acclaim. NME said: “The Atlas Underground Fire sounds like the definitive mixtape of future rock & roll.”, while Upset Magazine praised: “Tom Morello has put together an album with so much star power it demands a second glance just to confirm it’s actually real.”
Tom Morello is widely known as a barrier breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash. On The Atlas Underground Flood, as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground and 2021’s The Atlas Underground Fire, Morello continues to create sounds featuring his legendary hard-hitting guitar riffs alongside the project’s cast of top-notch collaborators.