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Former The Chariot/Norma Jean Vocalist Josh Scogin is “Back in the Saddle”


In October, Vince and I caught the NYC date of The Chariot’s farewell tour, and it was predictably awesome; the crowd basically started scrambling like rats the second the band took the stage, vocalist Josh Scogin (also ex-Norma Jean, duh) waited approximately 1.5 seconds into the first song before performing the evening’s inaugural stage dive. It was a hard, painful smack in the face of a reminder that this dude is one helluva frontman.

So, great news: although The Chariot is done, Scogin is not! He’s posted the following to his Instagram account:

As of this writing, theyare68.com features this image…

Josh Scogin 68

…and a clock which is counting down to 12 pm EST this coming Monday, December 16. Presumably, the countdown will end with the unveiling of a new Scogin project. Alas, right now we don’t know anything else, although based on Scogin’s past work, we can guess that it’s going to be super-schizo metalcore of some sort. But who knows! Maybe he’ll pull a fast one on us and release a country album or something. Stranger things have happened.

In any case, I’m intrigued by the inclusion of an apostrophe with the number 68, because that suggests that it’s a reference to a year. Scogin was born in 1981, so, uh, that has nothing to do with it. All years ending in “68” are leap years, but I dunno what that tells us. Maybe the music is about some historical event taking place in a year ending with “68”? I don’t think we can assume it’s 1968, either. In fact, I’m gonna go out on a limb right now and predict that this will be a concept album about the Treaty of Adrianople in 1568. Yeah! That seems plausible, doesn’t it?

[via The PRP]

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