In a brand new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly spoke in regards to the progress of the songwriting periods for the follow-up to 2020’s “Blood & Stone” album. He stated: “We’re in demo mode proper now. We’re gonna hit the studio in the summertime. So, yeah, we’re working up as many new demos as we are able to. We began working with LJ [singer Lajon Witherspoon] [to] get the vocal course of going. However, yeah, in all probability [in] July, August, [we’ll] hit the studio.”
Requested in regards to the route of the brand new SEVENDUST music, John stated: “It is exhausting to say. It is form of very in every single place, in typical SEVENDUST vogue, till we actually begin to hone in and determine what’s gonna make it and what’s not. We’re realists at this level. We all know all of the early stuff that we work on within the demo stage is both gonna be the primary single or it is in all probability by no means gonna see the sunshine of day. So a few of these songs are only a stepping stone to get to one thing cooler. It is all the time thrilling once you’re at this a part of the method, ‘trigger you simply do not know. Generally you’ve got gotta take a step again and go, ‘Okay, perhaps we must always hearken to a few of the stuff that was a few months in the past’ earlier than you discover these particular moments. However with everybody form of diving into the Dropboxes and type of choosing their favorites and stuff like that, I might think about in all probability throughout the subsequent six weeks we’ll have much more of a form and a sound. However, yeah, the vibe is only a massive query mark. It is a massive, wide-open canvas proper now, which is sweet, ‘trigger we have got tons of concepts to fill it with, for positive.”
Final December, SEVENDUST launched a digital expanded version of “Blood & Stone”. “Blood & Stone Deluxe” contained 5 new tracks, together with three never-before-released remixes and two newly recorded songs. Jake Bowen of PERIPHERY, Richard Wicander of FIRE FROM THE GODS and Justin deBlieck, previously of ICE NINE KILLS, supplied remixes and the band completed recording “All I Actually Know” and “What You Are” particularly for this launch. “Blood & Stone Deluxe” was launched by way of all digital companions by way of Rise Data and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
Connolly is at the moment selling “Hypoxia”, the third studio album from his PROJECTED challenge, which additionally options SEVENDUST bassist Vince Hornsby alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.okay.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI). Due 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.