The previously unreleased second album from DARK NEW DAY — the band featuring Clint Lowery (guitar; SEVENDUST), Corey Lowery (bass; ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO), Brett Hestla (vocals, guitar; ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT), Will Hunt (drums; EVANESCENCE, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) and Bradley “BC” Kochmit (guitar; SWITCHED a.k.a. SW1TCHED) — will finally be made available in February 2012 via Goomba Music. The deluxe edition will include exclusive bonus tracks.
Some of the tracks that are believed to have been recorded for the sophomore DARK NEW DAY CD include “Simple”, “Hail Mary”, “Fiend”, “Outside” and “Vicious Thinking”.
DARK NEW DAY released its debut album, “Twelve Year Silence”, in June of 2005. The CD was mixed with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who had previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE. The disc featured the single “Brother” (see video below). The band went on a hiatus after releasing the “Black Porch (Acoustic Sessions)” EP while the members focused on their current projects.
The members of DARK NEW DAY came together in 2011 to compile tracks for this special release to put out as a “thank you” to all the loyal fans that have continued to follow the band and request more material from the group.
DARK NEW DAY may have been new to fans of the bandmembers’ previous groups, but it was really a reunion that was twelve years in the making, as the members of DARK NEW DAY literally grew up together. Brothers Clint and Corey Lowery and childhood friend Troy McLawhorn met singer Brett Hestla and drummer Will Hunt while touring as kids in the Southeast club circuit. “We were playing a circuit that had a lot of older people in it, in their twenties, and we were all kids, so we could identify with each other,” said Hunt in a 2005 interview. “We really came into ourselves on that circuit,” added Corey. “It was like going to rock ‘n’ roll high school — you’d always try and turn it up because you wanted to impress each other.”