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Nick Oliveri Announces Two Compilations, Unleashes “Chains and Shackles” Featuring Slash: Stream

Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens of the Stone Age) has announced two career-spanning compilations, N.O. Hits at All Vols. 8 and 9, continuing his running series of the same name. Both arrive January 19th via Heavy Psych Sounds.

As a teaser, Oliveri offered up the Vol. 8 opener “Chains and Shackles” — the first official release of a 2010 collaborative track with Slash.

The song originates as an outtake from Slash’s 2010 self-titled album and is finally receiving a proper release on Oliveri’s comp. His unhinged snarls and Slash’s frenetic riffing call back to the stoner-punk that the former contributed to the early Queens of the Stone Age albums. The track was even produced by Eric Valentine (QOTSA, The Dwarves), so that sound is definitely there.

“Slash wrote the music and Eric Valentine and myself wrote the words,” said Oliveri in a press release. “I feel the song is hard-driving and it has the right amount of uncensored dirt, filth, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll to be called a SLASH song!”

He continued, “Until now, this track has only been available for those who happen to stumble upon it online… But 13 years later, it is available through the good people at HPS Records! Produced by the one and only Eric Valentine (producer for The Dwarves, Queens of the Stone Age). If you haven’t picked up on it yet, it gives me a great sense of pride to have worked with these guys and to tell you about! So PLAY THE TRACK AND TURN IT UP!”

The two compilations collect unreleased material that spans the various bands and solo projects Oliveri has been involved with over the years, including Mondo Generator (who just released a new album), his own Death Acoustic project, Dead End America, and more.

Pre-order both comps via Heavy Psych Sounds. You can stream “Chains and Shackles” and see the artwork and tracklist for the comps below.

N.O. Hits at All Vol. 8 Artwork: