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Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon told Alternative Addiction in a recent interview that he plans to start work on a solo project after the band completes the touring and promotion cycle for its upcoming album, Black Out The Sun. Witherspoon revealed, "Once this album has taken its course and Sevendust slows down again, I'll start working on my solo stuff. I feel that life and music is like a chess game, and so I'm waiting to make my next move."
Asked what his solo material will sound like, Witherspoon replied, "When I sing and people hear my voice, I have to believe they'll compare it to Sevendust, which I don't mind, because that's where my roots are. But I think my stuff will definitely have rock and a lot more soul. Sevendust has a groove, but I think I'll be a little bit different."
The four other members of Sevendust all worked on new projects during the band's last extended break.
Guitarist Clint Lowery and drummer Morgan Rose released a debut album called Last Parade from their band Call Me No One last June, while guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby also launched a new act called Projected that issued a first effort titled Human in September.
Sevendust's ninth studio set, Black Out The Sun, is due out on March 26th and follows up 2010's Cold Day Memory.
The first single from Black Out The Sun, called "Decay," is currently Number 23 and climbing on the rock radio chart.
A U.S. trek with Lacuna Coil kicked off over the weekend and next hits Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Tuesday (February 5th).