DARK BLUE: Former SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, VIRGOS Members Sign With WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DARK BLUE, the new band featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have officially inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. The group are currently mixing their debut album with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE.

Regarding the band's name and musical direction, Hestla said in a recent online posting, "The name is the result of six months of searching and researching copyright information on about 20 different names. It came to the point of asking myself how to describe the music in as short of a term as possible: dark and bluesy. It is as complete of a mixture of all of our previous styles as it could be. I think if you were a fan of any of the bands in our individual make-up — i.e. VIRGOS, SEVENDUST, DOUBLE DRIVE, STEREOMUD, SKRAPE — you will definitely enjoy it."

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