American post-hardcore vocalist Jonny Craig (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance, and Isles & Glaciers) has announced that during summer this year, his new band Slaves will be releasing their debut album; the title or tracklist are yet to be announced.
The band, apart of the aforementioned Jonny Craig, consists of Hearts & Hands‘ members Alex Lyman (Guitar), Christopher Kim (Guitar), Jason Mays (Guitar), Colin Vieria (Bass) and current Four Letter Lie drummer, Tai Wright. The sextet has signed for Sacramento-based independent record label “Artery Recordings” and also released a one-minute trailer with scenes from their recording sessions.
Let us remember that this is the first time Jonny Craig will be participating in a band since he was fired from Emarosa in 2012, after being involved in a series of criminal offences including an internet scam and drug-related issues.
Craig, who was jailed for two charges of possession of narcotics and surpassed a court-ordered detox now claims “To be clean and renewed as an individual.”
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