What happens when members of Faith No More, Stabbing Westward, Rammstein, The Hardkiss (Ukraine), Revolting Cocks, Filter, Pigface, Agnostic Front, Basement Jaxx, Gravity Kills, The Cassandra Complex, Mesh, blackcarburning, The Joy Thieves, Deathline International, Vaselyne, and Black Needle Noise are making a charity track?
"Come Together" is one for the ages!
Several weeks ago, a humanitarian catastrophe of colossal proportions began to unfold before our very eyes. Like millions of others around the world, my friend John Fryer and I found ourselves overwhelmed with waves of shock, intense anger, and profound sadness as we watched the horrific events in Eastern Europe.
The day the Ukrainian invasion began, our hearts began to ache, and they haven’t stopped since. They are hurting for everyone whose lives and well-being are being endangered; from the victims of the bombings to the thousands of Russians protestors who have already been arrested, to the millions of displaced people, to the inexperienced Russian conscripts who find themselves being used as ‘cannon fodder’ in a war they never wanted.
From those intense feelings, an idea was born. An idea that was inspired by Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concerts in the ’80s, and fed by our intense desire to be able to actively help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
The end result is “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” by Lifeline International; a cover of “Come Together” by The Beatles, featuring performances from current and former members of bands such as Faith No More, Stabbing Westward, Rammstein, Filter, The Hardkiss (Ukraine), Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Agnostic Front, Basement Jaxx, Gravity Kills, The Cassandra Complex, Mesh, blackcarburning, Deathline International, Vaselyne, and Black Needle Noise to raise money and awareness for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Our number one goal for “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” is to directly and quickly help the people who need it the most. One of the most crucial parts of that process is ensuring that every last dollar that we raise is used properly, which is why we have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds to UNICEF. Not only are they a long-standing organization that people already know and trust, but they are famously transparent when it comes to the money that passes through their organization. We have been in touch with them, and we’re pleased to report that we can designate every last dollar raised specifically for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Keeping this affordable is also important to us, so the minimum donation is only $1. But because the cause is so important, we are actively encouraging everyone to donate up to their comfort level.
Now there’s only one thing left to do, friends…but we need YOUR help to get it done. Let’s ALL “Come Together” and show the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe that we hear them and that we truly care. Helping is as easy as going to Bandcamp and purchasing your copy of “Come Together (We Will Stop You).”
Christian and John
released March 24, 2022
Programming, Arrangement, Production & Mix: John Fryer
Programming, Fuzz Bass, Electric Sitar: SLam/Stephen Lam
Bass: Bill Gould
Guitars: Geno Lenardo & Richard Kruspe
Additional Drums: Matt Walker & Dan Milligan
Piano: John Vaughn
Violin: Ginny Luke
Additional Programming: Walter Flakus, Mark Hockings & Geno Lenardo
Vocals: Lisa K, Chris Connelly, Christopher Hall, Jeff Scheel, Talon Majors & The Hardkiss Julia Sanina
John Fryer (Black Needle Noise, Deathline International)
Chris Connelly (Solo Artist, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Black Needle Noise)
Bill Gould (Faith No More, Brujeria, Wayne Kramer/MC5)
Richard Kruspe (Rammstein)
Jeff Scheel (Gravity Kills)
Christopher Hall & Walter Flakus (Stabbing Westward)
Mark Hockings (Mesh, blackcarburning)
Rodney Orpheus (The Cassandra Complex)
Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)
Geno Lenardo (Ex-Filter)
Lisa K (Basement Jaxx, The Bellrays, The Crystal Method)
Matt Walker (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrissey)
The Hardkiss (Award-Winning Ukrainian Band)
Lukas Rossi (Winner, Rock Star: Supernova)
Ginny Luke (Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder)
John Vaughn (TV and Movie Scores)
Eric Tomes (Awaiting Eli)
Mari Kattman (Mari Kattman, Helix)
Th3Count & SLam/Stephen Lam (Deathline International)
Diana Noir (Junksista)
Dan Milligan & James Scott (The Joy Thieves, The Burying Kind)
Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah, The Joy Thieves)
Yvette Winkler (Vaselyne, Black Needle Noise)
Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)
Steven Archer (Stoneburner, Ego Likeness)
Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)
Joe Virus (Solemn Assembly)
James & Michelle Perry (Ashes Fallen)
Sean Hazebruck (Sick Jokes)
GW Childs IV (GW Childs IV)
THE E-MEN PEACE CHOIR (Directed by Matt B Thorns)
Rod Saez Chavez
Matt B Thorns
Guitars: ESP RZK
Engineer: Andrea Marino
Videographer: Tobias Ortmann
Mastering: Tom Baker
Artwork: Greg Rolfes with assistance from Angelyka Wild
Video Editing & Direction: Greg Young
Special Thanks: Daria Tessa & Eugene Kibets, Boris Bergman, Azam Ali, Bill Murphy, Selena Fragassi, Dan Milligan, Eric Burton, Thomas Vogel (Sonic Seducer), Jan Kleinschmidt (Radio), Jackie Lee, Todd Buller, Marija Buljeta, and Anya Hrapko
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Man, this album is a welcome return--loved the band in the 90's, but pound for pound this is probably the best album they've ever produced. Ghost is probably my favorite, but it's a hard pick. Welcome back, guys. Kangas