SEVENDUST will enter the studio this summer
In a new interview with Anne Erickson of audio ink radio, SEPTEMBER guitarist John Connolly talked about the progress of songwriting sessions for the 2020s sequel “Blood and Stone” album. He said, “We’re in demo mode right now. We’re going into the studio this summer. So, yeah, we’re working on as many new demos as we can. We’ve started working with LJ [singer Lajon Witherspoon] [to] initiate the voice process. But, yeah, probably [in] July August, [we’ll] go to the studio.”
Asked about the direction of the new SEPTEMBER music, John said: “It’s hard to say. It’s all over the place, usually SEPTEMBER fashion, until we really start to refine and figure out what will do and what won’t. We are realistic at this point. We know that all the first stuff we work on at the demo stage will either be the first single or it will probably never see the light of day. So some of these songs are just a stepping stone to something cooler. It’s always exciting when you’re at this stage of the process, because you just don’t know. Sometimes you have to step back and say to yourself, “Okay, maybe we should listen to some of the stuff that happened a few months ago” before you find those special moments. But with everyone diving into Dropboxes and choosing their favorites and stuff like that, I imagine that in the next six weeks we’ll probably have a lot more form and sound. But, yeah, the vibe is just a big question mark. It’s a big, wide-open canvas right now, which is good, because we’ve got tons of ideas to fill it, that’s for sure.”
Last December, SEPTEMBER released an extended digital edition of “Blood and Stone”. “Blood and Stone Deluxe” contained five new tracks, including three previously unreleased remixes and two newly recorded songs. Jake Bowen of PERIPHERY, Richard Wicander of THE FIRE OF THE GODS and Justin de Blieckformerly of ICE NINE KILLEDprovided remixes and the band finished recording “All I Really Know” and “What You Are” specifically for this version. “Blood and Stone Deluxe” was published via all digital partners via Climb records and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Basketball.
Connolly is currently promoting “Hypoxia”the third studio album of his PROJECTED project, which also includes SEPTEMBER bass player Vince Hornby next to ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/singer Eric Friedman (a.k.a E-Rock; TREMONTI). To be returned on June 24 via Rat Pak Recordingsthe sequel in 13 tracks from 2017 “Ignite My Madness” was followed at Barbarosa Studio in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael “Elvis” Basketballwho has worked with SEPTEMBER, ALTER BRIDGE and CUTamong others.