SIXX:A.M. members James Michael (vocals) and DJ Ashba (guitar) have launched a brand new project called PYROMANTIC.
The "American songwriting duo" is putting the finishing touches on an album's worth of music, to be released later in the year.
PYROMANTIC will film a video for its debut single "in a couple of weeks" in Las Vegas.
Michael and Ashba announced their new collaboration via a Facebook Live chat earlier today (Saturday, February 10).
Speaking about the musical and lyrical direction of PYROMANTIC, Michael said (see video below): "Lyrically, it is very deep, but it's different from SIXX:A.M. in the sense that I think that we are choosing different subject matter to talk about. Sonically speaking, it's heavy as fuck, but it's also got these really, really pop melodies. So all I can say is I know you're gonna dig it. It's some of the most special stuff I've ever heard. We've been in this business a long time, and we're very excited about that."
Added Ashba: "When we sat down to do PYROMANTIC, the one big thing [we said to ourselves] was, 'Let's create something so new and fresh and create a sound for PYROMANTIC,' so when you PYROMANTIC, it has a very distinct sound. And it's pretty much… What we went after is a great blend of dance, rock and pop, and you kind of throw that in a blender, and I would say that's pretty much what PYROMANTIC sounds like."
Michael continued: "It's definitely very, very song driven. As artists, we've been driven by songs."
Regarding PYROMANTIC's touring plans, Michael said: "The neat thing about this music is that it's not going to be limited to just a rock audience, so there is a much broader spectrum of audiences that we can play for and a much broader spectrum of bands that we can actually tour with. That's very exciting to us."
As for the rest of PYROMANTIC's touring lineup, Michael said: "That's funny. Even with SIXX:A.M., we were kind of always undefined. We never had a drummer in that band until the very end. And I like that, because I think that as soon as you start establishing those things, you can get locked in very easily." Ashba added: "Put it this way, we have a touring band already pretty much locked in, but we won't announce that yet till we have a tour."
More information about PYROMANTIC can be found on the band's Facebook page.