We’re writing for a new record right now. We’ve got three or four songs. As a hardcore band, our songs are fairly short compared to metal — they’re not, like, seven-, eight-minute songs. Our songs are generally between two and three minutes, so we usually go for in the 12-to-15-song range for a record. We like to have at least 30 minutes.
Cut Teeth (Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) will begin recording their new album this weekend. It's set to be released early spring/late summer via Topshelf Records.
I mixed it significantly differently than the film [Shut Up and Play the Hits], because the film is mixed for your eye and the record is mixed for your ears. The film is mixed digitally, because you have to watch it in a theater and make little adjustments all through for a four-hour film, whereas the record is just mixed analog to tape, the way I normally do.
We had a good productive practice tonight (minus Rob..he’s on tour with Implants) We went over all the songs we’ve got written so far and we even wrote another one. I think we’ve got like 18 now and we will narrow it down to the best. December is crunch time cause we shall be hitting the studio by the 1st week of January 2014. This means, 2014 will for sure be seeing a new Strung Out album!
The band on the new album is Brian Bequette (Bass), Brian Fallon (Guitar), Joe Magistro (Drums), Kevin Salem (Production, Guitars and batting clean-up), and of course yours truly. The album will be released next year, but not until I feel it has a snowball's chance in hell. It's too good. Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted.
New Noise Group - a 501(c)(3)(pending) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles - has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the building of a professional recording studio for aspiring artists. The studio itself will be located in a to-be-determined space in or around the Los Angeles area, and is targeted to open on February 1st, 2014. More details are in the replies.
Over the past decade or so, the entire music industry has been turned upside down with the digitization of music through Napster, iTunes, and music streaming," explains New Noise founder and CEO Omid Majdi. "One thing that has remained the same, despite the changes around it, is the record-making process. The only...
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Suicide Silence will enter the studio next week with producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The effort is tentatively due out next summer on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
This record will be the grittiest, most meaningful piece of work we've ever stood behind. We cannot wait for everyone to hear it. Steve Evetts is someone we've worked closely with for a long while, not only on The Black Crown, but also on some instrumental demos just prior to the tragedy last Fall. Here we are a year later prepping to record the nastiest, heaviest, most disgusting work we've ever done. Expect the unexpected. This is for Mitch.
The Classic Crime are celebrating a decade of existence, and to celebrate, they're going to record 10 acoustic "re-imagined" versions of songs from the very beginning of their career, all the way to present. To do this, they've started another Kickstarter project, which you can check out here.
Update: The Kickstarter has already surpassed its $15,000 goal in less than a day.
Sterling Fox - a writer / producer who's credits include Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" and Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" - is now working on his solo project. Listen to or buy first single "Ghost." He also has a feature on "Shame on Me" from the new Avicii album, True.