In a brand new interview with May The Rock Be With You, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to his 2014 solo album, "Give 'Em Hell". "We are currently in the demo material, songwriting, gathering [ideas as] part of making a record," he said. "My manager, Rick Sales, has said, 'Sebastian, now is the time,' and he has many different record labels that he is speaking to, so that's what I'm doing."
Bach added that he is "not in a hurry or in a rush" to release a new studio record. "I feel that I've put out a lot of good albums in my solo career and I think they're all heavy metal records, it's safe to say: 'Angel Down', 'Kicking & Screaming', 'Give 'Em Hell', not to mention 'ABachalypse Now' and 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive'," he said. "I've released a lot, so my next record is gonna be a different direction, more vocal-oriented. I want to make a California record, like THE DOORS did and VAN HALEN did, and THE EAGLES did and MÖTLEY CRÜE; they're all L.A. bands, I want to make a Sebastian L.A. record; that's what I'm trying to do."
Bach said in a 2015 interview that he was "really dying to make a record that sounds like the records of the '70s that I always listened to." He told the "Iron City Rocks" podcast: "What I mean [by that] is recording it in a way that… Like, when I listen to 'Women And Children First' by VAN HALEN, the guitar's all the way on the left, and the vocals are in the middle, with the drums who knows where, and it's just very different sounding, recording-wise, than the way albums are made today. So I think the next time I make an album, that's really what I'm gonna be going for."
He continued: "BLACK SABBATH's '13' sounds like a '70s BLACK SABBATH album, as much as it could in 2014. So whatever the fuck they were doing, I just would love to have an album of mine that sounds like that.
"I love 'Give 'Em Hell'… 'Give 'Em Hell' is like 'Star Wars'; it's, like, 'Holy shit!' I mean, it's a very modern-sounding record. And when it really got that sound was when it went to mastering with Tom Baker; he made it sound so fucking 'spacey,' and I totally love it. But my taste, as a fan, a rock fan, the next one I do, I'm gonna be going for, like… If I could have a BLACK SABBATH '13' kind of production, that's what I'll be looking for."
Sebastian Bach's autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", came out last December via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.