The current song that I’m working on is slower than anything on Vultures, sadder, and much heavier. Following the advice of the United Kingdom Extreme Metal blog, I’ve started to rework the way I program drums, to get a clearer, wider, bigger sound, and one closer to a skilled drummer playing live drums. So far it’s working nicely, thank you. I won’t give you its working title until it changes. Sounds to me a little like Xasthur.
I’d like to thank everyone who’s downloaded, pirated, listened to or read about the album. I’m not sure who put the torrent up, but I’m seeding it so that hopefully you can get better speeds.
I thought after the exhausting effort of Vultures that I was going to leave it a couple of months before picking up the guitar again, but the temptation overtook last night and I started riffing. Can’t say that I’ve got overmuch right now, but the first riff is the hardest to write, and I’ll be back on it later this evening. I’ve been listening recently to a lot of Symphonic Black Metal, so I imagine the keys will be stepping forward more often than they did on Vultures.
Things have been a little quiet recently, and I do apologise. I’ve been working on the album. The basic tracks and mixes are now complete, and I’ve just got some re-recording to do – at least one of the tracks simply wasn’t recorded loud enough.
Soon, Vultures will drop. And you’re going to (hopefully) fucking love it.
Songs are being written, technologies are being tweaked, noises are annoying my neighbours and I’m hardly getting enough time to go to work and sleep, let alone read the novels I’ve been promising myself.
Raw ideas are pouring out of my hands faster than I can produce and write lyrics for the tracks. I’ve made a vow, though, to either force myself to lyric or bash my fingers in until I’m unable to pick up my guitar.
Album, I think, will be mastered and delivered by about March, so expect it in April. It’s sounding raw.
I wonder what the progenitors of our genre would have thought of the Internet. Surely the MP3 and the file transfer protocol and free downloading is just a fancier version of cassette swapping? In which case, let the big labels worry about illegal MP3 downloads. Download all my MP3s here, for free.
Because of my philosophy of free music, I very much doubt that a physical CD release will be in the making.