PROJECTED, the band that includes SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.ok.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), will launch its third studio album, “Hypoxia”, on June 24 by way of Rat Pak Data. The 13-track follow-up to 2017’s “Ignite My Madness” was tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who has beforehand labored with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, amongst others.
The official music video for the “Hypoxia” title monitor might be seen beneath.
Connolly explains: “We wished a efficiency video, however we wished to strip it down actually to only the band and the track with environment. It was cool to only jam with out worrying about the rest.”
Relating to the “Hypoxia” LP, Connolly beforehand stated: “To me, personally, it seems like probably the most cohesive work we have carried out particularly contemplating it is the primary time all of us went within the studio collectively. That in itself had a big impact on the songwriting course of. And it is taken a while to lastly get launched but it surely seems like we have matured fairly a bit as a band.”
“Hypoxia” reveals a band constructing on its established basis whereas incorporating new and thrilling parts. Following the brooding album intro “Penalties”, listeners are then greeted to the crushing guitar riffs of Connolly to open the galloping monitor “Useless Weight”, setting the stage for the remainder of the album’s journey.
PROJECTED reveals nice vary on its newest providing, establishing hooky and singable moments in songs like “Stain”, “Take Purpose” and “Scars” whereas expertly crafting basic nu-metal kinds in “The Factor That is Actual” and “Hypoxia”. Songs like “Darkish” and “Demise Is Largely Everlasting” showcase the band’s potential to sluggish issues down whereas nonetheless maintaining a foot-stomping pulse.
“Hypoxia” monitor itemizing:
02. Useless Weight
03. The Factor That is Actual
05. Take Purpose
07. With out You
09. My Dependancy
12. Demise Is Largely Everlasting
13. At Your Window
“Ignite My Madness” was a two-disc assortment that includes 21 tracks. ALTER BRIDGE/TREMONTI songwriter Mark Tremonti co-wrote “Rectify” and “Name Me The Satan” and SEVENDUST‘s Morgan Rose co-wrote “Concede” with PROJECTED.
In a 2017 interview with Shockwave Journal, Connolly acknowledged about PROJECTED: “With PROJECTED, its one thing that has given me a ton of alternative, whereas in SEVENDUST, everyone knows our components. If I am having a nasty day in SEVENDUST, I have to do not forget that I am solely 20% of the puzzle and when the opposite guys are on, they will choose me up. The liberty and creativity is limitless with PROJECTED, and it has actually introduced me to someplace the place I am not used to, but it surely’s a lot enjoyable, and these guys are really easy to work with.”
Requested if he has had any formal coaching as a lead vocalist, Connolly stated: “Actually, no. My coaching is mainly the 20 years with SEVENDUST, and all the pieces I do is the incorrect method. Different vocalists in all probability cringe after they hear the way in which I do it. I do hope that sooner or later I can take a while and have somebody give me course and coaching, although. It is humorous, I can get up and sing a half a track sooner or later, not really feel it, then the subsequent day a track. Then some days, I am on, I simply maintain going and blow my voice out. My mates will ask, ‘John, are you all proper?’, and I am nice, however I am simply pushing it to the restrict. Then I am going to should cease for a number of days after which all the pieces is all proper once more.”
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