Cantrell’s surgery delayed the release of the NEW material. In an interview published in May 2012, Cantrell explained, "The thing that set me back is I had some bone spurs [and] cartilage issues in my shoulders. I had the same issue in the other shoulder about six years ago so I’ve had them both done now. It’s a repetitive motion injury from playing."
The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217
And right now, you can watch the premiere of the music video for "Hollow":
The lyric video for "Hollow" can be seen HERE!
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