New Releases: July 9, 2021 – The L.I.F.E. Project

The L.I.F.E. Project


Josh Rand has been a big part of Stone Sour the band’s inception. A while back Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor announced that instead of continuing Stone Sour that the band would go on hiatus, and he would pursue a solo career.

Other members of the band were already busy with different projects, like Roy Mayorga helping fill the shoes of Vinnie Paul in Hellyeah, and Christian Martucci joining Black Star Riders. So it left me wondering what Josh Rand would do given how integral of a piece he is to Stone Sour.

Wonder no more! The L.I.F.E. Project is a collaboration between Rand and Paralandra singer Casandra Carson. When I heard the first single “The Nothingness” my first thought was, “wow, this is Stone Sour, with a female vocalist”. Which was kind of a dumb assessment. Again, Rand is such a big component of the band, it would only make sense that his sound, is Stone Sour’s sound.

But as today’s date approached more singles off of this self-titled EP were released, and the songs started to really grab me. The difference to me was that Casandra started to showcase what she can actually do on subsequent tracks. There is no doubt in my mind that she’s a powerhouse vocalist that is making a huge statement with this release.

So back to “The Nothingness”, after taking it all in, it even makes more sense this was the first single. The familiarity in sound to what Rand has done with Stone Sour should resonate with fans of that band. So it is a way to kick down doors and help bring this band to the masses that are already familiar with his style.

If you’re remotely a fan of Stone Sour, this is something you should check out. If you’re a fan of big booming, monstrous vocalists, you also need to check this out just to take in what Casandra Carson is all about.

Here is "Ignite" by The L.I.F.E. Project off of their self-titled EP.

Interested in checking out the self-titled EP by The L.I.F.E. Project before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


Serj Tankian – Disarming  Time

Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

Hardline – Heart, Mind And Soul

Laurenne/Louhimo – The Reckoning

Toby Hitchcock – Changes

Vessel – Behind The Walls

Lost Symphony – Chapter III

Musk Ox – Inheritance


Soul Asylum – Stand Up and Be Strong 

Mayhem – Atavistic Black Disorder/Kommando

Saving Abel – Shade of Grace – Twenty Year Songs

Overdrivers – Rock Out !

The Hollywood Stars – I Can’t Help It


Muse – Origin Of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX

Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare

The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium

Silverstein – When Broken Is Easily Fixed

Soul AsylumThe Silver Lining

Ascension Of The Watchers – Translations: Apocrypha Remixed

Spacehog – Resident Alien

Christian Death – Atrocities

Frost* – Experiments In Mass Appeal 

Frost* – Milliontown

Hammers Of Misfortune – The Bastard


L.A. Guns – Cocked And Loaded Live


Misery Index – Coffin Up The Nails

Various Artists – World Without End: An Underground Tribute To Samhain

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