Exclusive: Alesana Vocalist Dennis Lee Unveils New Metal Project, Child of the Jackyl, Releases Song Clip
Formed earlier this year, North Carolina’s Child of the Jackyl features Alesana’s Dennis Lee and Bloodjinn’s Kyle Odell, plus Justin Reich and Scott Shelton, both of Vanisher. “Child of the Jackyl has been a brainchild of mine for quite a few years now,” Lee says. “It started when I was in a rut, trying to find new music to listen to. A majority of the new metal bands I dug up were either breakdown-drenched dribble or lyrically devoid of any message save infantile misogyny. I knew that if I was patient I would find like-minded musicians and be able to produce music that was free of the gimmicky bullshit that has drenched the music scene… and oh, I did. The Child of the Jackyl has been born so prepare to put your horns in the air and bang your fucking head.”
The band will be heading into the studio this winter to record their debut EP, Last Son Of Gaia, coming Winter 2013 on Revival Recordings. In anticipation, they are streaming a clip of a song, “Chthonian Descent,” right here right now. The single will be available on November 13.