Projected is back with their eagerly-awaited third album, “Hypoxia,” due out on June 24th via Rat Pak Records. The band features John Connolly of Sevendust on guitar/vocals, Vince Hornsby of Sevendust on bass, Scott Phillips of Alter Bridge on drums, and Eric “E-Rock” Friedman of Tremonti on guitar.
Three albums deep, and this may be the super-group’s strongest album yet as they build on core elements established with their 2017 release, “Ignite My Insanity,” and their 2012 release, “Human!” With “Hypoxia”, the band doubled down and went into the studio with producer Elvis Baskette to deliver thirteen powerful songs with thunderous galloping riffs and aggressive vocals. “Hypoxia” shows a band building on its established foundation while incorporating new and exciting elements. Following the brooding album intro “Consequences,” listeners are then greeted to the crushing guitar riffs of John Connolly to open the galloping track “Dead Weight,” setting the stage for the rest of the album’s journey.
Projected shows great range on this latest offering, establishing hooky and singable moments in songs like “Stain,” “Take Aim,” and “Scars” while expertly crafting classic nu-metal styles in “The Thing That’s Real,” and “Hypoxia.” Songs like “Dark” and “Death Is Mostly Permanent” showcase the band’s ability to slow things down while still keeping a foot-stomping pulse. Fans will be sure to be headbanging in no time to the latest offering by these rock and metal stalwarts.
“Hypoxia” is available for preorder in various configurations, including CD, vinyl, and cassette bundles HERE.
Correspondent Robert Cavuoto had an in-depth conversation with John about Projected‘s return, the decision to make “Hypoxia” a single disc, how many of the songs were created on piano, the consideration of Projected open for either Sevendust or Alter Bridge, and how Sevendust is going into the studio this July to work on a new album which will be released 2nd or 3rd quarter 2023. Check out their conversation here and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.