The former FIVE FINGER DEADLY KICK guitarist Jason Hook offered another taste of his new project’s music CONNECT.
Earlier today (Monday, December 19)Jason: took to him Instagram: to share some videos from the recording studio where he’s been working on his new material, and he included the following caption: CONNECT I won’t be performing at @shiprocked but I’ll still be there and playing with all my friends on tours… see you on the ship ~H00K #2023 #newmusic @5fdp_norwegianknuckleheads”.
CONNECT It was due to make its live debut the following year ShipRocked cruise, but ultimately canceled his appearance to focus on finishing the first LP.
in October 2021 Hook spoke with “Making Waves” podcast about his new project, which he’s been writing music for for the better part of the past three years. He said. “That’s been the only agenda I’ve had, really, since I left DEATH PUNCH. I just went to work writing songs. I have 30, 35 songs. Where I’m stuck is I’ve met a lot of singers and I’m really trying to be patient to pick the right guy. [People on my team] “Don’t rush to choose your singer.” Make sure you find the right guy.” And I don’t agree with that because it’s really a make or break item. So that’s a priority right now.”
He continued. “I have done my job. I have prepared all the material. some are finished songs, some are just music. But I really want to find a co-writer, a partner, somebody that I have that chemistry with. and that we’re both on the same page musically. I got the device. That’s the only element missing.”
To the question, what kind of singer is he looking for? Hook “I like heavy music, but I also like melodic music. And I think that’s one of the things that [FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer] Ivan Moody he was fantastic, he sells his lyrics, he can sing really well, and he can get heavy, but you can still decipher what he’s talking about; can you follow the plot? It’s not like pampering [death metal-style vocal]; you can really understand what he’s saying, even when he’s singing in his heavy voice. And Ivan Moody don’t just grow on trees [laughs]; hard to find.
“I like guys like that Dave Grohl“, he added. “Of course I like it Corey Taylor. I have always loved Adam Gontierthe sound of, since THREE DAY GRACE; those early recordings and the power and somberness of his voice. But most of all, I’m just looking for someone who has something above and beyond, something magical. There are a lot of good guys out there, I’ve certainly had them here, but I’m looking for something that’s magical, not just good.”
Hook went on to say that he’s not trying to just release another version of his former band. “I’m not necessarily looking to recreate FIVE FINGER DEADLY BACTIC“That group is an anomaly and I think it would be foolish to try to clone it. The music will have familiar sounds and whatnot they sounds like, but that’s only because I had a pretty decent hand at writing that music. So it’s inevitable that I’m going to take myself here, and it’s obviously going to have some familiarity. But as far as the singer goes, it’s kind of like when Tom Morello was found Chris Cornell, you have two guys who are extremely good in their roles. which was destined to succeed. Now when? Eddie Van Halen had Sammy Hagar, they’re lucky because it clicked, it worked. But when they got it Gary Cherone – not very good:
in October 2020 FIVE FINGER DEADLY BACTIC confirmed that they have officially split Hook eight months ago during the band’s sold-out European tour. After that, he was replaced by a famous British virtuoso Andy Jameswho made his recording debut FIVE FINGER DEADLY BACTIC on “Broken World”a song that was included on the second part of the group’s greatest hits collection, “The Decade of Extinction – Volume 2”.
After recovering from emergency gallbladder surgery in 2019. Hook had to leave midway FIVE FINGER DEADLY BACTIC’s tour of Europe to address further complications.
Jason:who joined FIVE FINGER DEADLY BACTIC He said about his departure from the group in 2009. “As for my reason for leaving…well, there really isn’t just one. good to be here It’s time to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.”