A new Mad Season album is in the works

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Mike McCready was recently interviewed by Louisville radio station WFPK and during the interview he rather nonchalantly dropped a piece of news that was a bit of a bombshell by telling the station that Mad Season’s record Above will be reissued and that a new Mad Season album is in the works.

“We are going to re-release (Above) hopefully by the end of the year and put a live concert out,” said McCready.

On the topic of new Mad Season material, McCready explained that the band changed its name to Disinformation after Layne Staley left the group and that the band recorded several tracks without vocals. It’s been pretty common knowledge that instrumental Disinformation material exists, but what’s newsworthy is that McCready and Barrett Martin (the two surviving members of Mad Season) are working with vocalists to sing on the tracks. McCready said he hopes the album will be finished by the end of this year.

“From the Disinformation sessions there are probably 12 songs and out of that eight that are pretty great,” said McCready. “They need to be edited and they’re all just music so we are trying to find singers that are up to the caliber of Layne to do justice to it. I know a lot of (the singers) it’s just getting the commitment.”

You can listen to the entire interview with McCready here.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.