When CANDLELIGHT RED recently toured with SEVENDUST, they automatically struck up a friendship with drummer Morgan Rose. Realizing that they saw completely eye-to-eye musically, it made perfect sense for Rose to produce CANDLELIGHT RED— which will soon become a reality, as both factions will work together on an EP.

“While having CANDLELIGHT RED on tour with SEVENDUST, I was able to get familiar with their music and build a friendship with some of the band members,” explains Rose. “So when they approached me with a desire for me to produce them, I jumped at the opportunity. After talking about what our goals were for the recording, we were happy to realize our goals were one and the same. To capture the band’s live sound is the objective, and it’s gonna happen. I’m beyond excited to get these songs finished and out to their fans!”

And CANDLELIGHT RED guitarist Jeremy Edge shares Rose‘s excitement regarding the upcoming sessions (which will soon commence at Arkitekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey, with Mike Ferretti serving as engineer). “We are beyond pumped to have Morgan work with us!” he said. “He is not only one of the world’s most phenomenal rock drummers, He is a guy that really gets what the sound and energy of our band is all about. We are going to have some of the most intense CANDLELIGHT RED material our fans have heard yet!”

Hailing from Central Pennsylvania, CANDLELIGHT RED — which includes vocalist Ryan Hoke, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan, in addition to Edge — recently issued its debut full-length, “The Wreckage” (available for sale via iTunes).

Fans will be able to catch CANDLELIGHT RED on tour this entire summer, as they are currently gearing up for a June tour with CROSSFADE, as well as grabbing a spot on the multi-band Uproar Festival.