STAIND: 'Not Again' Video Released

"Not Again", the new video from Massachusetts rockers STAIND, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Paul R. Brown, who has previously worked with STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT, MTLEY CRE, KORN, GODSMACK and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others.

"Not Again" is the first single from STAIND's self-titled seventh album, which is scheduled for release on September 13 via Atlantic Records (one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner). Produced by Johnny K known for his work with 3 DOORS DOWN, DISTURBED, and SEVENDUST, not to mention his Grammy Award-nominated collaboration with STAIND, 2008's "The Illusion Of Progress" and mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge, the CD stands as STAIND's most intense and powerful work to date.

Standard CD:

01. Not Again
02. Eyes Wide Open
03. Falling
04. Wannabe
05. Throw It All Away
06. Now
07. The Bottom
08. Take A Breath
09. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You

Special-edition digipack CD/DVD:

01. Not Again
02. Eyes Wide Open
03. Falling
04. Wannabe
05. Throw It All Away
06. Now
07. The Bottom
08. Take A Breath
09. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You
11. Spleen (Live)
12. For You (Live)

+ Bonus DVD including "Making Of The Album" documentary

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok said in a new interview at GuitarWorld.com that making the band's new CD was a "miserable" experience because the band was on a tight deadline. After demoing "17 or 18" songs in December, the group reconvened in January to begin recording the disc with producer Johnny K. Mushok explained that things starting going wrong at that point, saying, "During the sessions, it was clear Jon [Wysocki, drums] wasn't ready or on the same page, and the motivation wasn't where it needed to be. After thinking long and hard, we decided to do something different and decided to split up and do all the parts separately."

Mushok added, "I worked up at a studio in Springfield and Aaron [Lewis, singer] worked in his barn, and that's how we kind of finished the record. It was the first record we had a deadline with the label. They wanted the finished product by May 1st, so we had to get it done. We thought we weren't going to be able to do it, but we did and turned it in and they accepted it and were happy with it . . . It ended working out, but I would not like to live January to April of this year again. It was miserable."

Even though he was working in his own studio in his barn, Lewis told The Pulse Of Radio that being at home did not make the project any less stressful. "There was so much other mental fatiguing things that were going on," he said. "I mean, I was away from home for most of it anyways, 'cause I was playing solo shows on the weekends, coming home during the week and working until three 'clock in the morning in the studio, and it's definitely the most outwardly stressed out I think I've probably ever been."

STAIND ended up parting ways with Wysocki during the making of the album. A permanent replacement has yet to be named.

"Staind" has already earned advance acclaim from ARTISTdirect, which hailed the album as a "timeless masterpiece," praising Lewis' vocals for "reach(ing) heights that only legends can touch."

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