Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has revealed in a brand new tweet that he is “starting to get into the idea of doing a new record.” That appears to be a different attitude to the one Bach had a little more than a month ago when he told Metal Wani that he was “not thinking about making a record right now.”
Asked if he has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to his latest solo album, 2014’s “Give ‘Em Hell”, Bach told Metal Wani: “Honestly, I have two songs that I would sing to right now. One was written by [GUNS N’ ROSES and SIXX: A.M. guitarist] D.J. Ashba, and it’s an incredible tune, and the other song is one by Devin [Bronson, guitarist for Bach’s solo band]. But I am not thinking about making a record right now. I’ve put out ‘Angel Down’ , ‘Kicking & Screaming’ , ‘Give ‘Em Hell’… not to mention [the] ‘ABachalypse Now’ [CD/DVD package from 2013]. I’ve put out so much stuff that I feel like I’ve made a lot of solo records, and people have gotta catch up with me a little bit.”
He continued: “I’ve made a lot of solo records, and my fans love ‘em, but I don’t think they realize how much time and effort and money and attention to detail and everything is on those records; my whole heart and soul is on there. And it takes so much of your essence and spirit. And to make that happen… Like, to make a record is… People don’t get it. You don’t just walk in there and make records. It’s like this whole crazy process that takes years; ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ took two years [to make]. So people say, ‘Are you doing a new record?’ I mean, I will… I definitely will some day — a hundred percent. It’s just… I don’t think people really get how much it takes to make a record that’s good. They don’t understand.”
He added: “To be honest, I’ve gotta recharge my batteries a little bit. I have given everything I have. I am so exhausted — not from [performing] tonight — [but] from thirty years of this. I’m gonna admit to you: I need to recharge my shit in order to make a record that is as good as that record. But I will do a record some day.”
Bach went on to say: “I’m telling you, fans: go buy the [albums] I already did. Not that I’m complaining or anything, [but] I’m saying, it’s gonna be a while before you get a new record from me. I’m not gonna rush it.”
Sebastian also confirmed that he will likely aim for a stripped down production on his next solo effort, something that he attributes to his appreciation for the vintage sonics of the ’70s and ’80s.
“What I would love is to have an album of mine that sounded like a ’70s album,” he told the “Iron City Rocks” podcast. “What I mean [by that] is recording it in a way that… Like, when I listen to ‘Women And Children First’ by VAN HALEN, the guitar’s all the way on the left, and the vocals are in the middle, with the drums who knows where, and it’s just very different sounding, recording-wise, than the way albums are made today. So I think the next time I make an album, that’s really what I’m gonna be going for.”
He continued: “BLACK SABBATH’s ’13’ sounds like a ’70s BLACK SABBATH album, as much as it could in 2014. So whatever the fuck they were doing, I just would love to have an album of mine that sounds like that.
“I love ‘Give ‘Em Hell’… ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ is like ‘Star Wars’; it’s, like, ‘Holy shit!’ I mean, it’s a very modern-sounding record. And when it really got that sound was when it went to mastering with Tom Baker; he made it sound so fucking ‘spacey,’ and I totally love it. But my taste, as a fan, a rock fan, the next one I do, I’m gonna be going for, like… If I could have a BLACK SABBATH ’13’ kind of production, that’s what I’ll be looking for.”
Bach is continuing to tour in support of “Give ‘Em Hell”, which was released on April 22, 2014 via Frontiers Records.
As previously reported, Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has set a January 19, 2016 release date for Bach’s much-anticipated autobiography, “18 And Life On Skid Row”.
I am starting to get into the idea of doing a new record https://t.co/JT7WWWX0xY
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) August 13, 2015