Next To None will release its sophomore album this summer.
Phases will be released July 7 via EMP Label Group in North America and InsideOut Music in Europe. The announcement this week comes on the heels of the completion of the band’s European tour with Haken.
Work on the new record started last October and took approximately four months. Drummer Max Portnoy said the band in whole has been anticipating the album’s release. He said that was because of the work put in by the band’s members in making the album become a reality.
“We’re so excited to finally be releasing our new album” Portnoy said. “We feel it’s a huge step forward for the band and shows a much heavier and much more technical side. This album is very special to us because it’s the first time we recorded and self-produced our entire album. We were able to create music that is completely our own. Every note, every sound, every word came from us, and we can’t wait for you all to hear it. I suppose you could say what we’ve done here is do more of everything we did before but the greater experience we now have has helped us become better at what we want to do.”
Phases marks the debut for new guitarist Derrick Schneider with the band. Schneider joined the band from a recommendation by former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Rob “Bumblefoot” Thal, who also made a guest appearance on the band’s debut album. Ryland Holland left the band left the band last year to study at Berklee College of Music.
The band will hit the road alongside label mates Doll Skin this summer in celebration of the album’s release. The dates for that tour will be announced soon. More information on those dates is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:
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