David Austin reveals details of ‘Blood Divisions 2’ album

David Austin reveals details of ‘Blood Divisions 2’ album

Nasty Savage guitarist and Blood Divisions founder David Austin has revealed details of Blood Divisions‘ second EP which will be entitled Blood Divisions 2.

Speaking exclusively with Sleaze Roxx, Austin stated: “We’re recording it now. It will be on Metal Blade again. This time it will be a mechanical release [physical CD] with the first release attached as well. It will be the same core of players with several players added. There will be a total of six songs this go around and 100% of the proceeds go to charity! We’re really having a great time with it.”

Blood Div photo 1The track list for Blood Divisions 2 will feature two original songs with the last track being a ten minute instrumental:

01. Hot And Ready (UFO cover)
02. Top Of The Bill (Scorpions cover)
03. The Morgue (Nasty Savage cover)
04. No Sympathy (Nasty Savage cover)
05. Return To The Garden
06. Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Austin also advised Sleaze Roxx that, “I have all musicians confirmed but one.”

The list of confirmed musicians for Blood Divisions 2 are a who’s who of Florida based musicians including the return of Fozzy‘s lead vocalist and WWE wrestler Chris Jericho:

“Hot And Ready” (UFO cover):
David Austin – lead guitar
Ralph Santolla – lead and rhythm guitar
Ed Aborn – drums
Terry Butler – bass
Chris Jericho – vocals

“The Morgue” (Nasty Savage cover):
David Austin – rhythm and lead guitar
John Mahoney – lead guitar
Bill Owen – lead guitar
Ben Meyer – lead guitar
Ralph Santolla – lead guitar
Terry Butler – bass
Greg Gall – drums
Chris Jericho – vocals

Blood Div photo 3“Top Of The Bill” (Scorpions cover):
Ed Aborn – drums and bass
David Austin – rhythm and lead guitar
Chris Jericho – vocals

“No Sympathy” (Nasty Savage cover):
David Austin – rhythm and lead guitar
John Mahoney – rhythm and lead guitar
Terry Butler – bass
Chris Jericho – vocals
Greg Gall – drums

“Return To The Garden”:
Frederick Dregischan – bass
David Austin – guitar
Ed Aborn – strings

“Deoxynbonucleic Acid” (instrumental):
David Austin – rhythm and lead guitar
John D. Fronza – bass
Greg Gall – drums
Ralph Santolla – lead guitar
James Murphy – lead guitar
Todd C Grubbs – lead guitar
Jerry Morte – lead guitar
Johnny Chromatic – lead guitar
Demian Heftel – lead guitar
John Mahoney – lead guitar
Pat O’Brien – lead guitar
Ed Aborn – strings

Blood Divisions coverSleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Blood Divisions‘ debut self-titled EP back in August 2015: “Blood Divisions‘ self-titled digital EP, which consists of only two cover songs, is really akin to someone dipping a few of their toes in the water to see how warm the water is. It feels like the release is simply a test run to see if there will be any interest in Blood Divisions and if there is enough interest, these artists may well converge together once again to perhaps put out a lengthier release.”

Back in September 2015, Sleaze Roxx interviewed Austin who spoke about how the Blood Divisions project originated in the first place. Austin stated: “The start of Blood Divisions was basically an accident. I was in Florida working at the time. Myself and Ed Aborn — who produced, engineered and played drums on “Top Of The Bill” — decided to re-record an old Scorpions tune for the fun of it. Since I am a fan of them from back in ’78, I wanted to record “Top Of The Bill.” After we decided to do this, Chris Jericho — a long time friend of Ed’s — called him and wanted to sing it. I said “Sure! Sounds like fun.” Jericho also did some vocals on the Nasty Savage release ‘Psycho Psycho’ [back in] 2004. So after that, I decided to re-record “The Morgue” for the hell of it. That’s the only Nasty Savage tune I wrote both music and lyrics [for] so I know there would be no bullshit from former members. So I talked to the rest of the guys — Butler, Gall, Santolla, Meyer, Owen and Mahoney — about doing an extended version, and they said “Hell yes!” I’ve known all those guys for 30 plus years.”

Austin provided a description of Blood Divisions via the project’s Facebook page on March 6, 2016: “Blood Divisions Metal for Charity is a group of unselfish musicians who want to record music for a great cause,The charities are Rock and Rescue and the Warren County Tennessee Humane Society.”

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