DECAPITATED Have Begun Recording Their New Album
We got really excited when we heard Decapitated were entering the studio a few months ago, and now they are in there making new music. I can already feel my neck cramps coming on after putting on this new disc they are working on sometime in the not so distant future. The band is almost wrapped up with drums, which Vitek has assured us will be fully live, with no use of triggering. No release date has been announced yet, but we have to assume it will be out this year, most likely in the Summer/Fall. Here is the band's full unedited update:
We've just started the recording session of the new album at the studio of Radio Gdansk which is brilliantly equipped and has some wicked recording space. This time ‘round, we are working with Malta (Arek Malczewski) and Daniel Bergstrand who have been with us to set up the drums sound… and so far everything has been going surprisingly well.
Right now, [drummer] Kerimh [Lechner] is finishing the last two tunes. I must say the drums sound really cool. Daniel has surprised us with his approach towards recording using millions of – often weird – solutions, e.g. a piano or using the corridor of Radio Gdansk. :)
We are recording fully live drums – no triggers or plastic sounding stuff whatsoever, which, especially for Kerimh, renders the session more demanding than he had expected; but because of this, in my opinion, the sound will be original and will help us to avoid the so-called 'machine gun effect.' We are going to record eight songs altogether and the album will be about forty minutes long. It looks like this time, our recording style is pretty 'old-school'- with live drums and no recording of double guitar tracks, which means one guitar per side.
Daniel is just on his way back to Sweden now and we are starting to record the skins for the last two songs so I gotta be going now.
Check out the pics and till the next time, Yo.”
Drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner also posted a few words about his drum recording process:
I just wanted to tell you what is going on in the studio. Today is the second day of actual drum recording and it’s going really well! We probably could finish about four songs today. We will see how the next days will look like, but I think we could finish drums earlier. We do not have any bigger problems so it feels good to record in this place. The acoustics of this room sound great so I enjoy playing all these songs a lot. Today is also the last day with Daniel Bergstrand, who prepared the drum sound for us – and he definitely knows what he’s doing!!
When I listen to the songs right now, I believe that this album will be strong. Different in some ways, but I feel confident about the new material. Being part of the new line-up and recording the first album after the long break is definitely a big thing for me. After all those shows we played together, this is our new challenge. It’s not easy but I like challenges!
So that’s it for today. Stay tuned for more news coming up! Cheers!”
Preliminary song titles include:
-Riff 1 Clean
-Fast One (Need More!!!)
I hope Fast One (Need More!!!) makes the cut as an official song title.