PROJECTED, the new project featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric “Erock” Friedman (a.k.a. Erock; TREMONTI), will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Monday, October 22 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with PROJECTED by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the “Rockline” web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
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What started out as a fun side-project for Connolly and Hornsby, Phillips, and Friedman has become PROJECTED. The band’s debut album, “Human”, was released September 18 on Connolly‘s own Yaya Papu LLC label.
Produced by Connolly and Elvis Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, PUDDLE OF MUDD), the majority of the album’s music and vocals were recorded at Studio 1119, Connolly‘s studio in his home office (“when it’s not being used by his wife to pay the bills or his daughter to play Webkins,” he jokes).
“The idea behind this project originally started as nothing more than a group of us who were friends already, going into the studio to just record some tunes we had laying around and basically just have a good time with it,” explained Connolly. “No pressure from labels or any pre-conceived notions or expectations. Just making music and having a good time. ‘Human’ is the end result of us working without deadlines or budget constraints…or a budget at all.”
“John, Vinny, Eric, and I have shared many miles and many stages together over previous years,” explained Scott Phillips. “We’ve always talked about collaborating and now it’s finally come to fruition. I might possibly be one of the biggest SEVENDUST fans ever, and to get the opportunity to work with a few of my favorite musicians on the planet, and some of my best friends, means the world to me. We wholeheartedly believe in these songs…believe in John‘s vision… and couldn’t be happier about the future of PROJECTED!”
Throughout the album, PROJECTED serves up a healthy dose of the heavy with songs such as “Alive” and “Breaking Me”. The listener can’t help but hear the SEVENDUST influences in “Alive”, with Hornsby providing the down-tuned bass tones while Friedman gives the song originality with eccentric guitar riffs. And on “Bring You Back”, SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon makes a special appearance on vocals.
“12804” is one of the more personal and emotional songs on the album. To Connolly, this is one of the most prominent tracks due to the lyrical content, which pays tribute to the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, whose life was tragically taken on December 8, 2004. In “12804”, the listener can hear the sorrow in Connolly‘s voice and lyrics as he sings: “Somewhere there’s another all in for the other…Two can breathe forever…Nowhere there’s another life into the after…Two can live forever.”
“Human” track listing:
03. Watch It Burn
04. So Low
05. Bring You Back
08. The Crown
11. Breaking Me
A lyric video for the song “Watch It Burn” can be seen below.
John Connolly (SEVENDUST) – Guitar, Vocals
Vince Hornsby (SEVENDUST) – Bass
Scott Phillips (ALTER BRIDGE, CREED) – Drums
Eric Friedman (a.k.a. Erock; TREMONTI) – Guitar, Vocals