Commented Connolly: “The idea behind this project originally started as nothing more than a group of us who were friends already, going into the studio to just record some tunes we had laying around and basically just have a good time with it. No pressure from labels or any preconceived notions or expectations. Just making music and having a good time.
“This album, ‘Human’, is the end result of us working without dealines or budget constraints… or really a budget at all
“The drums and rhythm guitars were recorded by Bill Papp, Jacob Crabb and Ryan Denman at Paint It Black studios [in] Orlando [Florida]. The vocals and guitar solos, overdubs and bass were tracked by myself and Bill at studio 1119, which is the studio in my home office when it’s not being used by my wife to pay the bills or my daughter to play Webkins. Editing was done by Jef Moll, Ryan Denman, Jacob Crabb. Programming by Jef Moll, Eric Friedman and myself. String arrangements and mixed by Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette and mastered by Ted Jensen. Produced by John Connolly, co-produced by Elvis Baskette.
“I’ve honestly had the time of my life making this record and couldnt have done it without everyone involved.”
“Human” track listing:
03. Watch It Burn
04. So Low
05. Bring You Back
08. The Crown
11. Breaking Me
Check out audio samples at www.projectedband.com.
Connolly previously revealed that the song “12804” was written as a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.
The songtitle “12804” is a reference to the December 8, 2004 date, which is when Abbott was shot and killed onstage while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.
Connolly describes PROJECTED‘s musical direction as “not super heavy. . . somewhere closer to FOO FIGHTERS/A PERFECT CIRCLE. It’s sorta heavy, just not real metal. I guess. The songs are pretty badass, though.”
John Connolly (SEVENDUST) – Guitar, Vocals
Vince Hornsby (SEVENDUST) – Bass
Scott Phillips (ALTER BRIDGE, CREED) – Drums
Eric Friedman (a.k.a. Erock; TREMONTI) – Guitar, Vocals