Syracuse, New York-based hard rock band BRAND NEW SIN, who recently parted ways with singer Joe Sweet, will release its fourth full-length and first independent album, entitled "Distilled", on July 8. The new single with Kris Wiechmann (guitarist, principal songwriter and lyricist) on lead vocals, is available for streaming using the ReverbNation widget below. The track, entitled "Summertime", was recorded at Subcat Music Studios in Skaneateles, New York.Upcoming BRAND NEW SIN shows/appearances: July 10 - Hot Topic Great Northern Mall at 6:00 p.m.
July 10 - CD-Release Party at Mac's Bad Art Bar - Mattydale, NY
July 11 - Lucky's - Cortland, NY
July 17 - Hot Topic Watertown Mall - Watertown, NY at 6:00 p.m.
July 17 - Adams Hotel - Adams, NY
July 23 - Looney Tunes (CD Store) - Long Island, NY
July 24 - Uncle Mike's - New York, NY
July 25 - Uncle Mike's - New York, NY According to the group, Sweet left BRAND NEW SIN earlier in the year in order to focus on his family and his many personal endeavors. "As the co-organizer of the Utica Music and Arts Fest and the proud father-to-be (for the second time in June), Joe decided that the best move is to back out before recording vocal tracks for BRAND NEW SIN's fourth full-length album," the band said in a statement. After 10-plus years of sharing the stage with bassist Chuck Kahl and guitarist Kris Wiechmann (in both GODBELOW and BRAND NEW SIN), guitarist Kenny Dunham also left BRAND NEW SIN to pursue other interests. BRAND NEW SIN recently announced the addition of guitarist Ed Carpenter (TITANIUM BLACK) to the group's ranks. The band's acclaimed album "Tequila" was released in 2006 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Method of Groove studios in Brooklyn with producer Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY, STEREOMUD). The disc, mastered by the acclaimed George Marino (METALLICA, AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES) at Sterling Sound, featured a guest vocal appearance by Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) on the track "Reaper Man".