Patriarchs In Black, the project formed by Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative/Quiet Riot) and Dan Lorenzo (Hades/Non-Fiction) announce the release of their first single from their upcoming 2nd release with the track Veneration which features hip-hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from the band RUN/DMC.
The track also includes singer Mark Sunshine (Riotgod/Unida), violinist Emma Smoler and Berklee Bass Professor Anthony Vitti who played with Lorenzo in Hades when they were a cover band in the early 80s.
“I met DMC earlier this year when he and I were featured together on an original section of the cover tune Jungle Love on Tom Hunting‘s (Exodus) solo album”, Lorenzo stated. “DMC recorded a rap and (Hunting Project drummer) Craig Cefola asked me to write a guitar riff under what DMC had already recorded, and I came up with something in one sitting and then I met Darryl for the video shoot. Darryl is the nicest guy ever and I asked him if I could send him some of my music to see if he might want to do something with Patriarchs In Black. We are honored he did.”
DMC said “I’m this little kid from Queens who had Rock N Roll dreams! Dreams do come true and I’m always blessed to collaborate with the best musicians. When I met Dan for the Tom Hunting song, we had so much fun and he told me about Patriarchs In Black. He asked if I would be interested in doing something with them and then he told me who was rocking with him and I was like “Hell Yeah!” When he sent me the song it just spoke to me and was so definitive of my journey in music.I have so much respect for these musicians and it’s an honor to be asked to participate in the creation of a song.”
The album Veneration will be out this October on Germany’s MDD Records.