STAIND Singer Says Band Documentary Is 'Unflattering'

August 22, 2011

According to The Pulse Of Radio, STAIND singer Aaron Lewis told that the band's upcoming self-titled album was the most difficult one the group has ever made, saying that the recording process was "trying and tumultuous." And he's got proof, too: STAIND filmed a documentary about the making of the record which Lewis told The Pulse Of Radio could be his band's answer to METALLICA's "Some Kind Of Monster". "On steroids," he said. "There's no therapist there trying to keep it all together for us. It was just a full-on falling apart at the seams. And for the most part, we were an open book. I mean, I think the camera got shut off twice in the entire process. And it's very unflattering. It's really hard for me to watch."

METALLICA's "Some Kind Of Monster" chronicled the making of that band's 2003 album "St. Anger", a two-year process during which the group nearly split.

The STAIND documentary will be included on the deluxe CD/DVD edition of the band's new album, which arrives on September 13.

Lewis said that the making of the record "got so bad that we stopped working (together) and we just went to doing it on our own." The band members worked in separate locations with minimal contact.

By the time the dust settled, the group had said goodbye to drummer Jon Wysocki the first personnel change in STAIND's history.

STAIND will do scattered shows around the country through the end of the year, then will kick off its full world tour schedule with an Australian run next February, followed by North American and European treks.

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