Some of Seattle’s finest have come together to form a new supergroup. Ten Commandos features Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd along with Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes and OFF! guitarist Dimitri Coats. Additionally, Mark Lanegan serves as a guest vocalist for the group, appearing on their debut single “Starting Down the Dust”, which you can stream below.
According to Rolling Stone, Ten Commandos’ origins date back to 2008 when Cameron and Shepherd appeared at a memorial concert for Johannes’ late wife, Natasha Shneider. They began writing together the following year, but didn’t actually hit the studio until spring 2014, at which point Coats was brought in to round out the lineup.
Ten Commandos will release their debut album in November via Monkeywrench Records. In adddition to Lanegan, the record features contributions from Peter Frampton and Nikka Costa.