"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Stereomud News

Below is our complete Stereomud news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Stereomud Gets Back Together

American rockers Stereomud have announced that they will be reforming with plans to release a new album. They have already written two new songs entitled, "Skeletons" and "Burn." These songs are expected to be posted online soon. The band originally broke up in 2003 and were perhaps best known for contributing the song "End Of Everything" to the WWF/E which would be used as the theme music for wrestler, Raven.

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Stereomud Dismissed Reunion Possibilities

Stereomud is scheduled to release a new DVD early next year, however the release will not result in the band reuniting. Vocalist Erik Rogers will continue to focus on his band Love Said No while bassist Corey Lowery concentrates on Dark New Day.

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Dark New Day Post New Song Online

DARK NEW DAY — the band featuring Clint Lowery (guitar; ex-KORN touring member, SEVENDUST) Troy McLawhorn (guitar; EVANESCENCE, ex-DOUBLE DRIVE), Clint's brother Corey Lowery (bass; ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) Brett Hestla (vocals; ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) and Will Hunt (drums; EVANESCENCE, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) — has posted a new song, entitled "Goodbye", on the group's MySpace page. The track is set to appear on DARK NEW DAY's long-awaited second album, due later in the year.

In other news, DARK NEW DAY drummer Will Hunt has shot down reports that the group has called it quits following an apparent disagreement with the band's record label, Warner Bros., over the new album's release. "We are not broken up!" he writes on the band's MySpace blog. "DARK NEW DAY will continue as long as we want it too, and as long as people like you share the passion of this music we make! Thank you all again so much for the love! Good things coming very soon, stay tuned." More...

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Supergroup Formed From Members Of Soulfy And Other

LOVE SAID NO, the new band featuring Erik Rogers (vocals; STEREOMUD), Bobby Burns (bass; SOULFLY, PRIMER 55), Frank "Bud" Fontsere (drums; STUCK MOJO) and Billy Grey (guitar; SOUNDEVICE, FOZZY), has posted a track called "Right by Me" on its MySpace page. Also available is a video for the song directed by Scott "El" Haney. Bobby previously stated about the group, "I've been bouncing back and forth from Atlanta to here in Orlando for that. We recorded at my studio, The Porch, and I couldn't be happier with it!"

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Dark New Day To Release Acoustic EP

DARK NEW DAY, the band featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, 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, will release an acoustic EP called "Black Porch". The disc will include two brand new songs in addition to two tracks from the band's 2005 debut album, "Twelve Year Silence". No release date has been set for the EP, but it will arrive sometime this summer. DARK NEW DAY have also begun working on their second full-length album, with plans to alternate between the studio and the road over the next few months.

Commented Clint Lowery: "I'm leaving for Atlanta Tuesday night [April 18] to meet with Troy and Corey and go over all the music we've been writing over the past few months. Needless to say, there's about 10 million ideas to go through. Corey's a ninja on ProTools, so we don't need to an engineer to record anything because Corey can do it. Awesome having that tool to use in our own camp. Corey's also producing a few Atlanta bands right now on the off time. We really want to team up and produce bands one day. Really try to give some bands a fair chance to get something recorded that will really represent what they are as a band.

"DARK NEW DAY will be getting together in May to write and demo some tracks. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! DAMN IT!! I've said that all year. We've been working through some business with our label and getting a gameplan together over the last few weeks and I think we have one. We're not — pardon my French — 'fuckin' around' on this next record. Not that we did on the first one, but we've grown as a band and played enough live shows to really understand where we need to go as a band. I never usually talk about a record before it's done but I want to put the pressure on to do the best job we can for [the fans] and for ourselves."

Upcoming DARK NEW DAY shows:

May 06 - Jackson, MS - Coliseum Festival Grounds
May 19 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

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Crumbsuckers To Reunite For Anniversary Show

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS will be reuniting for a special show to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic "Life of Dreams" release. Original members Chris Notaro (vocals), Chuck Lenihan (guitar; GENITORTURERS), Gary Meskil (bass; PRO-PAIN) and Dan Richardson (drums; LIFE OF AGONY, PRO-PAIN, STEREOMUD) will be accompanied by an as-yet-undetermined second guitarist for a reunion concert in New York City this summer.

"Over the past week, I have been in close contact with my old bandmates via phone and e-mail," Meskil confirmed. "I'm happy to say that all are optimistic and xcited about a CRUMBSUCKERS reunion."

"At this point we are still in the early planning stages, but we intend to play a special 'Life Of Dreams' 20th anniversary reunion concert in NYC this summer (date and venue to be announced), which will certainly be a lot of fun."

CRUMBSUCKERS released two full-length albums through the Combat label — 1986's "Life of Dreams" and 1988's "Beast On My Back" — before finally calling it a day in the early 90's. Several members embarked on a melodic metal venture called HEAVY RAIN, but that band was short-lived. The rhythm section of Meskil and Richardson went on to PRO-PAIN, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with GENITORTURERS.

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Dark New Day Enjoying First Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: New rock "supergroup" DARK NEW DAY is currently on its first national tour, opening up for CHEVELLE, and guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) told Launch that things couldn't be going better for the band. "So far, I mean, the CHEVELLE guys, we have a little bit of history with those guys and me personally, I've known 'em for a long time, and, you know, it's a great way for us to introduce this band," he said. "You know, I think our music goes along with CHEVELLE's style as well, and I think their fans have been really supportive and, you know, our fans from the previous bands have been very cool and have come up to the shows, and I think it's a perfect blend."

DARK NEW DAY's debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", hits record stores on June 14. The first single from the disc is called "Brother".

The band was formed by Lowery and his brother, ex-STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery, after years of planning to work together.

The group also includes ex-SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt, former DOUBLEDRIVE axeman Troy McLawhorn and one-time CREED touring bassist Brett Hestla, who sings lead vocals in the new group.

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Dark New Day To Open For Chevelle

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, 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, have been tapped to open for CHEVELLE beginning in early April.

As previously reported, DARK NEW DAY have selected "Brother" as the first single off their debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", due this summer via Warner Bros. Records. The single is scheduled to go for radio adds on April 18.

"Twelve Year Silence" was mixed with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE. A MySpace.com page containing three advance cuts from the album — "Taking Me Alive", "Lean" and "Heal In Time" — can be found at this location.

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Supergroup Changes Name To Dark New Day

The new "supergroup" 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 has changed its name to DARK NEW DAY from the previously announced DARK BLUE. No reason was given for the name change.

DARK NEW DAY are currently 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.

As previously reported, DARK NEW DAY will make their live debut on Saturday, February 19 at Wills Pub in Orlando, Florida. All proceeds from the gig, which will also feature a one-off reunion by SKRAPE, will go to the family of Sam Verrella, the owner of ARS studio, who he sadly passed away on December 31, leaving his wife and newborn son behind.

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Stereomud Guitarist In New Band, Five Year Stare

Former STEREOMUD guitarist John Fattoruso is currently in the process of writing material for a brand new project called FIVE YEAR STARE. Joining Fattoruso in the new band is former OUT OF BODY drummer Chris Hermmans. Fattoruso and Hermmans are currently seeking a bass player and singer while they continue to write and record new songs. The group's musical direction is being described as "a lot heavier than STEREOMUD" but without sacrificing the melodic edge.

STEREOMUD, which featured in its ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, split up in June 2003 following the disappointing sales performance of the band's sophomore effort, "Every Given Moment". The group's debut album, "Perfect Self", was released in 2001.

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Former Stereomud Frontman's New Project

Former STEREOMUD head honcho Corey Lowery, not to be confused with his brother Clint (SEVENDUST), is currently putting together a brand new band that will feature Wil Hunt (SKRAPE), Brent Haslip, and Troy McLawhorn.

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