Former SEVENDUST Guitarist Explains His Departure

In a recent interview with "The Kotae Show", former SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and discussed his new project DARK NEW DAY, which also features Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar.

Asked about his departure from SEVENDUST, Lowery said, "It's an adjustment. I love those guys, I always will. I've had great times with them, I wish them nothing but the best. It's [DARK NEW DAY] just something I've been wanting to do for a long time with Corey, and for both of those things to kind of co-exist, it's kind of difficult. And I think they understand that, too.

"They're [SEVENDUST] gonna be fine, they're gonna do great. I'm kind of guessing the guy they're gonna get to replace me, and if they do get this one particular guy, it's gonna be really good. I mean, I'm not counting out that we'll do never anything, it's just kind of time for a change for everybody.

"You've gotta risk a change every now and then. Hopefully everyone will understand.

"I'm sure there'll be the people that are against [this move], but hopefully after they hear the music and all that, they'll understand why [I did it]."

SEVENDUST are believed to have secured the services of former SNOT/AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo as the replacement for Lowery.

DARK NEW DAY recently finished mixing their debut album with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE. A June release via Warner Bros. Records is expected.

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