The previously unreleased second album, as well as a collection of 14 songs of B-side material, 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 be made available soon via iTunesand other digital-music stores.
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).
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.”