Mad Season's run sadly ended before its time, as two of the band's members -- Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders -- died before a second album was ever completed. However, the group's two surviving members -- Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin -- recently decided to revisit some of the uncompleted material for a deluxe edition 'Above' album reissue package. Included in that set is the band's final live performance and a clip for 'River of Deceit' from the 'Above' album has found its way online courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.
Mad Season's tenure was short, but it's no less of a fond memory for drummer Barrett Martin. The musician, who was probably better known for his work behind the kit with Screaming Trees back in their '90s heyday, offers up a few remembrances of his late Mad Season bandmate Layne Staley in a new video posted at Diffuser.fm.
Grungy supergroup Mad Season may have had their career cut shorter than expected in the '90s, but two of the band's members -- Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin -- got together within the past year to complete the music from their long left unfinished sophomore set. Now the long lost recordings are finally seeing the light of day via Sony Legacy, packaged with 2005's excellent debut 'Above' for a special deluxe edition reissue. Loudwire is thrilled to be teaming up with Diffuser.fm to offer you a chance to win a special prize package based around this very awesome collection.
Mad Season were one of the '90s more interesting supergroups, but the deaths of frontman Layne Staley and bassist John Baker Saunders stalled the release of the band's planned second album. However, drummer Barrett Martin and guitarist Mike McCready spent a good portion of the last year finishing off some of their unreleased material for a special expanded reissued of their 1995 debut 'Above' and that reignited friendship may lead to even more recordings.
In the midst of the '90s, the grunge rock supergroup Mad Season emerged, led by Alice in Chains' Layne Staley with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and the Walkabouts' John Baker Saunders completing the lineup. The band released one album, 'Above,' and were working on a second disc of music that was never finished before both Saunders and Staley passed away. However, just last year McCready and Martin decided to revisit their Mad Season work and see if they could complete what was started.
The supergroup Mad Season, which included vocalist Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), bassist John Baker Saunders (The Walkabouts) and drummer/percussionist Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), released just one album, 1995's 'Above.' Now, a deluxe edition of that album will be released on April 2.
After recent word that a new album of previously unreleased Mad Season material is in the works, the band’s drummer Barrett Martin has revealed that singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) will be contributing vocals to the effort. The band’s original vocalist, Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), died in 2002.