That year off was extremely helpful for the band’s creative process – that what Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose tells Billboard.com. The band will be releasing Black Out The Sun, their ninth studio album, March 26th. Can’t wait that long to hear some new stuff? Well, the band has offered up a sample of the tune “Decay” through Billboard.com. Rose says the riff for “Decay” was actually held over from the previous studio session, but they retooled it and made it new. They say they’ll record a video for “Decay” before they head out on a tour February 2nd. Sevendust will eventually make their way to Bloomington February 21st at The Castle Theatre.
Video out now
The video for Alice in Chains new tune is out. In the video for “Hollow” the band takes a twisted travel through space where an astronaut orbiting earth performing tasks seems to lose his grasp on reality. The video is available online (see below or at this link). Request “Hollow” on WQLZ today!
It's a bit darker
If you’re looking for more darkness from the forthcoming Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones Part 2, you’re in luck. Front man Corey Taylor says the forthcoming album is much more complex and darker and there will be more melancholy parts for the listener to negate. Though the music may be a bit different, it will fit the story line of the House of Gold and Bones. In addition to the second album, there is also a comic book series and Taylor has even floated the idea of a movie. Taylor will take a break from all of that this week to perform with Grohl’s Sound City Players at the Sundance Film Festival. Then Stone Sour hits the road with Papa Roach for a short tour January 20th.
Daisy's new CCO
Remember that music service that Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor was hooking up with Dr. Dre to release? Well, Reznor has now been named the Chief Creative Officer for that service. Named Daisy, Reznor says that the digital music service uses mathematical algorithms alongside music connoisseurs to help the user find new music that fits their tastes. Reznor says “the human and the machine collide more intimately.” There’s no definitive date that Daisy will be available but it’s expected to launch this year.
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