SEBASTIAN BACH: ‘I’ve Been Working On New Album Since Two SKID ROW Singers Ago’

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On a recent episode of the “I Am All In With Scott Patterson” podcast, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach announced his plans for a new solo album, which will be the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Give ‘Em Hell.

“I have a new record label and we’re putting out a new record very soon,” he revealed. “I’m not supposed to talk about that, but I’m always working on new songs and new music.”

On what has taken him so long to get the new record ready for release, Bach said: “Basically, I kind of had to take this year off a little bit, because I — I’m not supposed to say this stuff — I’ve been working on music since two SKID ROW singers ago. [Laughs] I’ve been working on music since before the pandemic, so I have amassed a lot of music. And the thing about putting out music in 2022 is that you have to figure out a way to cut through the clutter, because everybody and their cousin puts out an album or has a YouTube page.

“A long time ago, there used to be record companies that you had to be good to get signed,” he continued. “Not just anybody could put out records; it was a privilege, and you had to work for it. But with the advent or Pro Tools and technology, you can be a wrestler and then just wake up the next day and go, ‘I’m gonna be a rocker.’ … And then you just walk in there and waffle out some half-a*s take and then fix it up on a laptop. So with there being no gatekeepers, you’ve got to have a plan. And if noticed, albums that are big now, they have such a long setup time. An artist will put out three or four songs, or three or four videos even before the album comes out. So it’s this big plan. And there’s also the vinyl backlog. You have to get in line to produce vinyl right now, because vinyl is so hot — everybody collects it — that you have to have six months lead time even to get into the vinyl pressing plants.

“So, that’s very boring, but that’s what’s happening,” he added. “We are amassing the plan.”