Randy Blythe and Testament's Alex Skolnick Working on 'Experimental iPad Music'

Video of jam session appears online.

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A video of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Testament's Alex Skolnick recording what the guitarist describes as "far out, experimental iPad music" has appeared online. The pair are currently on tour together, alongside metal behemoths Killswitch Engage. It is presently unclear whether the recordings will become a full fledged studio project, or are simply a personal project for the two musicians (Skolnick described the jam sessions as "a tour hobby" on Twitter). Lamb of God were recently denied a permit to play in Malaysia after government officials denounced the band as Satanists. Director general of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia Datuk Othman issued the following statement regarding the band: "Lamb of God had drawn many controversies and was dubbed a 'satanic' band that fitted evil spirituality and anti-godliness even by the Christian community. The name Lamb of God also referred to Jesus that Christians referred to as the son of god." Watch the Instavideo here.

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    Woah woah woah... Testament alongside metal behemoths Killswitch engage? You mean to tell me Testament is not the headliner?
    "Behemoth" and "Killswitch Engage" shouldn't go in the same sentence together.
    Alex Skolnick actually posted on Facebook that it was "more like 2 nerds geeking out". So basically it's just two guys messing around with a tablet.
    Yeah, Randy posted a picture of Skolnick playing guitar on his instagram and said that this is pretty much "...Just for FUN. Then I'm gonna get all this stuff together with a few other people as guests, & I'm gonna make it sound MEGA-TITS. Then I may or may not release it, depending on how I feel. Or I may just rock it in my truck. Because I'm making it FOR FUN. "
    saw Randy post about this on Instagram today, he mentioned he might even have reputable jazz guitarists throw down licks for this idea. even if it doesnt become a "side project" i'd be interested to hear what they come up with lyrically and musically
    Alex is a pretty reputable jazz guitarist.
    His version of " War pigs " in the album " Goodbye to Romance: Standards for a New Generation-Alex Skolnick Trio"came out real good .
    These guys put on a killer show, didn't care much for KSE or Huntress, and would have been nice if Testament headlined, but I got to meet Testament, and they are really nice guys!