The official audio stream of SEVENDUST‘s new single, “Decay”, is available at Billboard.com ahead of the track’s official release on January 22.
“Decay” is the first single from SEVENDUST‘s ninth album, “Black Out The Sun”, which will be released on March 26 via the band’s 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group). The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti.
SEVENDUST is planning to film the video for “Decay” at the end of the month, just before its upcoming tour with LACUNA COIL kicks off on February 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose tells Billboard.com that the song actually came from a riff left over from the “Cold Ray Memory” sessions.
“We were starting to get burnt and we didn’t want to push it,” Rose recalls. “So we had this riff, and we said, ‘Let’s jam it and see if anything comes of it.’ And before you know it, it became a song that ends up on the record, and everybody listens to it and they end up picking that as the single, which was pretty cool.”
Other songtitles set to appear on the 12-track CD, which was produced by the bandmembers themselves, include “Mountain” and “Murder Bar”. The latter was reportedly inspired by a Butler, New Jersey bar across from the hotel where SEVENDUST was staying while recording the new CD. Rumor had it the place was popular with many of New Jersey’s murderers.
“It’s a basic SEVENDUST record,” guitarist Clint Lowery recently told “Source Of The Sound With Wendy Campbell”. “There’s nothing, like, too completely different than anything we’ve done before. It’s got a darker vibe to it. We’ve got a good amount of the programming element in there. It’s a lot of what we do — it’s heavy and it’s got its melodic element in it. So if you’re a SEVENDUST fan, it’s more along the lines of the second and third records we did — it’s kind of like that. It’s got a couple of throwback vibes to it. ‘Animosity’ and ‘Home’ , if I can put those two records together, it would [sound similar to the new CD].”