19 Nov 2014, 21:28
We are still busy writing the lyrics for the new album, toying around with some new styles and subjects (hello, Snow Crash...). Meanwhile, there is already a preliminary mix for the songs, which sounds quite excellent! The mix sounds a bit like Posthumanism with the deeper guitar tone of The Occlusion.
Recording... done! (conditions may apply)
20 Sep 2014, 01:45
Yep. Another album, another one day to record all bass parts! 10 songs done and thus the tradition continues, hehe. Now that all the stringed instruments have been recorded, it's time to start writing lyrics and doing some demo vocals. Once all those are done, it will be vocal recording galore! Hopefully everything goes smoothly, and we can progress to recording drums and release this baby for all you to hear!
Recording, Day 4
19 Sep 2014, 15:11
Today begins the fourth day of recording, and that means bass! New strings are in, and the sessions will begin in the afternoon. If all goes well, there might even be bass for all songs by the end of the day! But if not, tomorrow will be spent finishing the recordings.
The trusty BTB555, that has been featured in every album except Conclusion, will once again be used, and it should provide a nice platform for some heaviness! This time around, the basslines were composed a little bit differently - directly into the Guitar Pro tabulatures of the songs! So a slight change is expected, but overall the basslines sound really enjoyable in the tabs. It will be fun to hear them for real!
There are also some new pictures from the sesions so far on our Facebook page. In case you haven't checked it out yet, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/vortechmetal, where you can also find the latest scoop and updates. The pictures will also be uploaded to this website later.
Recording, Day 3
16 Sep 2014, 22:09
All guitars have now been recorded for the album! So the next step this week is to start recording some bass, and that should be a quick undertaking. Meanwhile, I will also start doing some initial editing and writing some lyrics for the songs. All the guitars are with my brand new guitar, so there will be a small change in the tone - hopefully for the better! I did record some clean guitar parts with the venerable old Schecter, which has been on all Vortech albums to date...
Recording, day 2
15 Sep 2014, 18:24
Day 2 has started off well, and there's only two songs left to record guitars for! Once all the guitars are ready, it's time to get the bass grooves going. I expect the bass parts to be quite quick to do, as history tells us (one day for every album so far). So far the sound is bright and clean, with four rhythm guitar tracks per song. I expect all guitars to be ready today or tomorrow, and bass by the end of this week.
As with all previous albums, it will still take a while to record the drums and vocals, before the album is ready for release. However, as soon as those are recorded, the album itself should be out quite quickly.
So stay tuned for more!