Another astounding supergroup, Sufferer, emerged today. In March of 2015, Shane Gann (guitar, Hail The Sun) started a kickstarter for a project called "Sufferer: A Day with Anxiety." Gann explains "the concept of the record: to detail one person's life as they struggle with anxiety and depression, with these three entities (Sufferer, Anxiety, and Depression) represented by three different vocalists." The new supergroup consists of Gann, Cory Lockwood (A Lot Like Birds), Blake Dahlinger (I The Mighty) and Forrest Wright. The new tunes are heavier than what we can normally expect out of the musicians but they mastered it with ease.
Gann took to the band's Facebook page today and had these words to say about the first single, "Chapter III," from Sufferer:
"Let's keep this short so you can enjoy the music:
On March 18th, 2015, I launched a Kickstarter for a project called "Sufferer: A Day with Anxiety." The concept of the record: to detail one person's life as they struggle with anxiety and depression, with these three entities (Sufferer, Anxiety, and Depression) represented by three different vocalists.
At that time, I had written several songs for the record, recruited Cory Lockwood and Forrest Wright as vocalists/lyricists, and asked Blake Dahlinger to be our drummer. We all knew this would not be a simple undertaking, especially with three of us involved in active touring bands. We were ready for a challenge, but not to the scale we were faced with. Over the last two years, Life has handed us conflict, confusion, tragedy, disappointment, bitterness, sorrow, rage, and regret. But for all the beatings we've taken, all the postponements we've been forced to make, all the day-to-day bullshit that's gotten in the way, we always knew this project had to be finished, for ourselves, and for everyone who believed in us over two years ago. And so today, I am elated to announce that WE'VE DONE IT. We've finished the record.
So, without further ado, it is with unfathomable pride and excitement that I present to you the first single, Chapter III, from a ten-chapter album that encapsulates what it means (to us) to deal with anxiety and depression. I hope it finds you exactly the way it's meant to."
As you read, this is just the first single off the 10 track album Sufferer has finished recording. The release came at a perfect time for those suffering with anxiety and depression as tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Check out the first single from Sufferer, "Chapter III" below: