Former Black Sabbath
drummer Bill Ward
recently discussed his upcoming solo record "Accountable Beasts
," noting that new songs are as heavy as they can get.
Estranged metal pioneers' stickman once again underlined that making music is his primary focus, also slipping in an interesting praise of his fellow drummer Dave Lombardo
, formerly of Slayer
"It's very heavy,"
Ward told Groovey TV
about the upcoming release. "It's very f--king heavy. I play drums on 90 percent of the tracks. We've really gone balls out, you know. When I came off the last Black Sabbath tour I was so ramped up I could have gone round again one more time. I was full of energy and some of these tracks were laid down literally weeks after I came back.
"I was inspired to make it loud and make it hardcore so there's some strong tracks on this. 'Accountable Beasts' is one of them - we got bass drum tempos that nearly killed me
[laughs]. They're pretty fast man."
He continued, "When I see people like Dave Lombardo, who is a buddy of mine, working around these guys it's like, 'Man, give me some of that.' So I was very inspired after the last Black Sabbath tour. I thought the gigs were absolutely brilliant, I thought the band played fantastic, considering everything that was going on - we played really well. It really is a stimulant from that and that's how the album got started."
When it comes to new record's concert promotion, Ward was quite honest in saying that if the sales are acceptable, he'll be able to take the show out on the road.
"I will tour on it if we can sell any records. In the Bill Ward Band I have six people and at least four crew so I got ten people and that's a lot of mouths to feed. So if I cant pull the money on it I can't do it. If it sells a lot of records and people love it and we got a big audience then I will be out every night doing it."
Prior to "Accountable Beasts," Bill Ward released a total of two solo studio records - "Ward One: Along the Way
" in 1990 and "When the Bough Breaks
" seven years later.