||Seventh Void, the new band formed by Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will release its debut album on April 21 via Big Vin Records, the label formed by Hell Yeah!/ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. A CD-release party will be held at the Clubhouse, the Dallas nightclub founded by Vinnie Paul and his late brother, Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "It's an amazing record," Vinnie recently said. "I mixed the whole thing for the guys. It goes somehere between Soundgarden meets Black Sabbath... meets a little Audioslave, with some Type O thrown in there. It's really nice, dark, sludgy... Kenny's vocals are great."
Rounded out by bassist Hank Hell (Inhuman) and guitarist Matt Brown (ex-Supermassiv), Seventh Void continues Type O's tradition of slow, heavy riffs and existential lyrics, but with a slightly sludgier, "stonier" flavor.
The band's first single "Heaven Is Gone" can be heard on their Myspace page. Check it out here.