As a sort of follow-up to my article regarding guitarist Clint Lowery's departure from Sevendust, I thought I would post about his "new" band, Dark New Day.
Dark New Day is somewhat of a supergroup that actually formed long before any of the members joined their respective bands. Growing up, Clint and his brother Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud) played music with good friend and guitarist Troy McLawhorn (DoubleDrive). Later on, while in a band together, they began playing with singer/bassist Brett Hestla (Virgos Merlot, tour bassist for Creed) and drummer Will Hunt (Skrape, Tommy Lee). The five musicians eventually parted ways, but impressively each went on to achieve various successes within the hard rock music community. After twelve years, the friends decided it was time to play together as a whole once more.
In regards to Lowery's sudden departure from longtime-band Sevendust, he writes on the Dark New Day website:
"When the Dark New Day project came to be I had full intentions on recording on the new Sevendust record. But because of the attention, focus, and dedication it takes to exist in both entities, and both bands deserve, it was decided that Sevendust and I end our musical ties. I wish them nothing but the best and was thrilled to hear Sonny Mayo was hired on."
If you go to Dark New Day's website you can read much more about the band and listen to about 5 new tracks from their upcoming June 14th release Twelve Year Silence.