An article published by Rock Sound that's since been removed from the site claims Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, and Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman have joined forces in a metal side project they're calling the Damned Things.

A MySpace page for the band has also gone sparse since the piece; the page no longer has any music on it, and no longer includes information about the band's members.

This all comes out at what would seem an inopportune time for Anthrax, who recently reissued their classic album 'Among the Living' and are said to be regrouping with original singer John Bush. For Fall Out Boy's Hurley and Trohman, the timing perhaps couldn't be better, following last week's rumors and confirmation that FOB were going on hiatus.

"We just started working on songs together and I really dug it," Ian is quoted in the article. "It just felt really good. From there we decided that obviously both of us are pretty busy in our day jobs but let's see what we can do with this. Even if it takes us five years to make a record, why not? It's super fun and it's something that we do totally take seriously because we love the music we've created. People think of Fall Out Boy and they think of Pete Wentz and Patrick. These two guys, man, they're f---ing hardcore dudes."

Trohman, Ian says, "writes some amazing riffs. We have this song called 'A Great Reckoning' that I swear to God, this song could be on any Thin Lizzy record. He f---ing blew my mind with this song, and I just can't wait for people to hear it."

Trohman likewise gave Ian praise. "Scott's right hand is the reason I got into playing punk rock, hardcore and metal," says Trohman in the article. "Having Keith as part of the mix is insane, we all know he writes incredible lyrics but he is also a really good singer. That is showcased in Every Time I Die, but we want him to go more into singing than screaming on this project."