Building upon the success of 2017’s release “Ignite My Insanity,” rock and metal super-group Projected recently announces “Hypoxia,” the band’s third studio album out on June 24 via Rat Pak Records. The upcoming album features 13 brand new songs from the heralded quartet consisting of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby and Tremonti guitarist Eric “E-Rock” Friedman.
Today sees the release of the title track and first single off the album. “Hypoxia” and its accompanying video bring out some ferocious intensity from the heralded quartet, with crushing riffs and powerful vocals taking the spotlight, a hard-hitting track that serves as the foundation the record. Watch the video below.
John Connolly explains, “We wanted a performance video, but we wanted to strip it down literally to just the band and the song with atmosphere. It was cool to just jam without worrying about anything else.”
“Hypoxia” is available for pre-order in various configurations including CD, vinyl, and cassette bundles, here.
Guitarist and singer John Connolly says, “To me, personally, it feels like the most cohesive work we’ve done especially considering it’s the first time we all went in the studio together. That in itself had a huge impact on the songwriting process. And it’s taken some time to finally get released but it feels like we’ve matured quite a bit as a band.”
“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.
- Dead Weight
- The Thing That’s Real
- Take Aim
- Without You
- My Addiction
- Death Is Mostly Permanent
- At Your Window