SEVENDUST Guitarist CLINT LOWERY Speaks About New Solo EP

Recently reunited with his musical "brothers," SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and background singer Clint Lowery has just released a record of his own, "Chills", under the moniker HELLO DEMONS… MEET SKELETONS. Lowery elected to record a solo album on his own between SEVENDUST tours — with production, engineering and mixing help from his brother Corey (also of DARK NEW DAY, STEREOMUD and STUCK MOJO fame) — and to self-release it on the Internet. MetalSucks recently had the opportunity to interview Lowery via email. An excerpt from the interview follows below.

MetalSucks: How and when was HELLO DEMONS... MEET SKELETONS written?

Clint Lowery: It was written starting in November of 2007 here and there until September 11th, 2008. I wrote it because at the time I was in the darkest place of my life and had to put it down through music to remember where I was and not to go back there again.

MetalSucks: Did you have a specific sound in mind when you began writing?

Clint Lowery: I knew this particular EP was gonna be acoustic all the way through. It just fit the mood I was in most of the time.

MetalSucks: Between DARK NEW DAY and now your new solo CD, it seems you've got a desire to write music outside of just SEVENDUST. What fuels that desire? Is there a certain creative side that you don't feel able to express through SEVENDUST's music?

Clint Lowery: It's a lot of reasons. One main one is I like to keep writing and don't like waiting for album cycles to come a round. I feel like life's too short to only have on average five or six albums [in your career]. Plus, I like doing different styles. I love heavy music and I love mellow stuff as well. I like singing from time to time. I guess it boils down to challenges.

MetalSucks: Do you approach writing differently for your solo material than you would for SEVENDUST?

Clint Lowery: For sure. With SEVENDUST I write vocal ideas around Lajon's [Witherspoon] vocal style. I write music that's heavier and that fits into the SEVENDUST sound. I like pushing the boundaries with SEVENDUST, though. I still think we still can grow more.

Read the entire interview from MetalSucks.

"Chills" track listing:

01. Hell's Next Door
02. This Day
03. Alive And Well
04. I'll Keep This Short
05. Devil In A Cage
06. It's Been Fun

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