Grey-11 is the third single from The Mark Of Cain’s much lauded 5th album Songs Of The Third & Fifth. It features Henry Rollins – recently of Double J DJ fame – in a short spoken word piece.
Frontman of the band, John Scott said;
“I wrote about someone coming back from a bad conflict anywhere, and that the thought of coming back to their family or girlfriend or boyfriend is what kept them going thru Hell, only to find they’ve even betrayed by the very people they relied on – and who else would get that but Rollins who tours war zones and visits combat casualties in Europe and the US. He wrote a middle verse that was spoken and I’d designed would be something I did or he could do if interested, and it turned out he was interested. Rollins gets us, he knows our shit. When called he responded….. John Scott”
The relationship between The Mark Of Cain and Henry Rollins started way back in 1990 when TMOC played support to Rollins Band in Adelaide and was fostered when Rollins mixed the band’s breakout album Ill At Ease. Henry has continued to support TMOC so far as releasing their debut album Battlesick on his own 2.13.61 label and most recently playing the band on his weekly LA based radio show.
Grey-11 has been released as a free download available only to those on The Mark Of Cain’s mailing list. To join up simply sign-up via tmoc.com.au/contact-us
The Mark Of Cain will play The Cambridge Hotel on November 8. Tickets on sale tomorrow (Aug 13) at 9am via Oztix outlets.