Boston, Massachusetts based Vanna will release their new album The Few and the Far Between on March 19th, 2013.The band’s second full length album for Artery Recordings /Razor & Tie was produced by Jay Maas and recorded at Getaway Recordings in Boston (Haverhill) Massachusetts. Maas also produced Vanna’s first Artery Recordings release, the2010 EP The Honest Hearts. Vanna released And They Came Baring Bones (Artery Recordings /Razor & Tie) in the summer of 2011 to critical and commercial success.
Life, death, rebirth and afterlife - the concept behind Vanna’s new album. And They Came Baring Bones is the band’s perspective on the current state of the music industry, and specifically the metal genre, as told through the eyes of a single man. With this concept in mind, Vanna entered the studio with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot) and spent the next month living and breathing the elements of what would become And They Came Baring Bones. “We went in with maybe six song skeletons, a bunch of riffs, and a ton of ideas,” said vocalist Davey Muise. “The skeletons soon morphed into a full record, with the help of Goldman.” The collaborative environment was created by living in Goldman’s studio throughout the recording process. “It felt as if instead of making a record, we were living a record,” Muise summarized. With no time restrictions, the band worked with Goldman through daybreak, allowing the producer to bring out the raw emotions necessary to create the album as conceptualized.
After Muise began having a recurring dream, the overall theme and concept of the album came to fruition. “We grew up in the hardcore scene of New England where we had a place to go and feel welcome,” bassist Shawn Marquis explained. “We feel that sense of unity is getting lost, and we want our fans to expect more out of music and the bands they go see.” Vanna sets out to bring that feeling of community back to the metal scene with And They Came Baring Bones. Musically, the album was inspired by bands such as Norma Jean and Converge. “Those bands play thought provoking music and the fans are responding,” said Muise. “We respect them a lot and you can definitely hear that on the new record.” Frustrated with everything, with the industry, with each other, with themselves, the band needed to recognize the light ahead of them and to be reminded why they do what they love and the importance of their music. “I think that on this record, no one held back,” Muise said. Marquis agreed, saying, “On this album we finally got to be as raw as we wanted to be. We wanted it to be as energetic and live as our shows, and this is the closest we have ever gotten.”