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John Connolly of Sevendust/Projected & The Chicago Open Air Festival

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast. On this weeks episode Bob talks about his experience with the Chicago Open Air Festival featuring Korn, Kiss, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Steel Panther etc etc. It was a fantastic festival and I highly recommend everybody check it out next year.

Our guest this week is John Connolly from Sevendust as well as Projected. Projected has a new album out now called “Ignite My Insanity.” It’s a fantastic album featuring Vinnie Hornsby from Sevendust, Scott Phillips from Alter Bridge/Creed and E Rock from Tremonti.

Here’s the press release for the first video “Reload”

Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The video was produced, directed and edited by
Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Y3dtoi4VZdw. The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via Rat Pak Records. Thetwo-disc collection is now available for pre-order in various configurations at http://www.ratpakrecords.com/Projected as well as digitally via iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/IMIiTunes. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive an instant download of “Reload” with two subsequent downloads scheduled prior to the full-album release. Ignite My Insanity is the long awaited follow-up to the 2012 self-released debut album, Human from the band comprised of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, Sevendust bassist Vinnie Hornsby and Tremonti guitarist Eric “E-ROCK” Friedman.

Ignite My Insanity features 21 all new tracks from Projected and continues to build upon the sound the band established with their debut. It is an album designed to resonate with fans from the member’s original projects and guaranteed to garner new fans along the way. From the melodic piano interlude of the opener “Strike” to the raucous ending of closer “Battlestations,” the new album takes the listener on a journey inside the minds of the band. Songs like “Six Feet Below,” “Gomorrah,” “Inhuman” and “Upside Down” are infectious rockers. The first single “Reload” is a frenetic composition that showcases the musicianship of these accomplished performers. Alter Bridge/Tremonti songwriter Mark Tremonti co-wrote “Rectify” and “Call Me The Devil” and Sevendust’s Morgan Rose co-wrote “Concede” with the band.

Projected formed in 2012 when longtime friends John Connolly (Sevendust), Vinnie Horsnby (Sevendust), Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge/Creed) and Eric “E-Rock” Friedman (Tremonti) decided to create some music together. While all members are successful in their mainstay bands, Projected afforded the members a chance to explore some different ideas musically. In September 2012, the band self-released their debut album Human and is currently looking for breaks in their respective schedules to bring the music to their fans in a live setting.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProjectedBand
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Projected1 (@projected1)

 

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Zoiks! Online Interviews: Tom Huestis of Soul Switch

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Tom Huestis of Soul Switch, winners of the Tampa Florida Rock Star Energy Drink Battle of the Bands contest called into Zoiks Online to talk about winning the regional contest, what’s next in the national phase, meeting cool bands like Korn, Tremonti, Godsmack and Staind and where you can steal their music from. Zoiks! Online officially has two ponies in the Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Battle of the Bands contest. First we got Three Years Hollow winner of the Tinley Park contest and now we’ve got Soul Switch, we wish all bands in the contest, but really hope one of those two can pull it off. Tom from Soul Switch was a really cool guy.

Zoiks! Online Interviews: Mark Tremonti of Creed, Alter Bridge and well Tremonti

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2012 has been one of my favorite years in rock music. There have been so many great rock albums released, one of which is the side project from Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, simply called Tremonti. The name of the album is “All I Was” and Mark really took the heavy up a notch. It’s a great album and once I saw them live I ended up liking the album that much more. Currently Tremonti has Wolfgang Van Halen covering bass duties which just adds a little bit more to the whole project. Recently I got the chance to chat with Mark and drummer Garrett Whitlock about the album, Wolfgang Van Halen, his experience listening to the new Van Halen album live in a tiny room at Eddie Van Halen’s house and by live I mean Van Halen played it live for him. We also chat about the new album and his experience with “That Metal Show.”

Zoiks! Online Interviews: John Connolly of Sevendust and Projected

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All of us that are out there covering the music industry, whether it be bloggers or paid professionals, we all started out as fans. It’s important to be professional, but we should never lose that inner fan. I’ve been a Sevendust fan for as long as I’ve known they existed. I’m also a big fan of Alter Bridge’s music. So when I found out there was a band called Projected that was basically made up of the guys in Sevendust Alter Bridge and Creed, I jumped at the chance to cover it.

Between Sevendust and Alter Bridge there are five side projects, Slash & Myles Kennedy, The Tremonti Project, Call Me No One, Projected and Hello Demons Meet Skeletons (and I suppose we could count Creed to make six). Between those bands, they’ve released four albums and each album is fantastic, beginning to end. The album, “Human” by Projected was probably the most surprising of the bunch, for the simple fact that I knew Mark Tremonti and Clint Lowery were good singers, but I had no idea John Connolly had it in him.

Beginning to end “Human” is a high-energy solid hard rock album. I got the chance to chat with John Connolly about the new album “Human” which is out now, along with what’s going on with Sevendust and the possibility of a super tour with Alter Bridge Sevendust and a couple of the side projects…hey it could happen, I’m going to do everything in my power to get a rumor going.

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