Back in early March, Vessel of Light played three shows in NY/NJ. Jason Stewart did a video interview with the singer Nathan Opposition. Nathan commented that he’d be flying back to NJ in June to do a five day run with Vessel of Light. They were supposed to be playing at the Maryland Doom Fest plus four other shows last week. Before the corona-virus shutdown they had plans to release the band’s 4th album in 2021.
A few days after the band’s last show in March Jason Stewart went to Dan Lorenzo’s house to film a lengthy interview with him, guitar in hand. I discussed his times with Hades, Non-Fiction and The Cursed with Bobby Blitz.
NJ-based guitarist Dan Lorenzo commented:
“Due to the stay-at-home orders we are way ahead with out next record. I wrote and recorded my guitar parts to sixteen new songs and drummer Ron Lipnicki has tracked fourteen of those. I told Ron to “go off” on this record and I doubt many drummers could pull off the intricate rhythms Ron has laid down. Jimmy Schulman and Nathan will be tracking their parts in July and August so we could have a new single out in September and a brand new full length album/CD in late September or October. A California label Nomad Eel Records will be releasing the CD first and then vinyl in early 2021.
Now, I mentioned Ron recorded some complicated drum tracks for our new album. My riffs are still very simple. Pretty much anybody who has played guitar for a few months could probably play most of these songs. For some reason Jason has chosen me to debut his new video series It’s All About The Riff. Jason has spent countless hours these last three months editing my (musical) life story. It airs live tonight at 7PM EST”