So what inspired this year?
31 Dec 2013
There's been a lot of interesting albums this year, and after a thorough listen to all of them throughout the year, here's what my Top 10 formed up to be:
1. Satyricon - Satyricon
2. Skinny Puppy - Weapon
3. Rotting Christ - Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
4. Dark Tranquillity - Construct
5. Witherscape - The Inheritance
6. Front Line Assembly - Echogenetic
7. Dream Theater - Dream Theater
8. Amorphis - Circle
9. James Labrie - Impermanent Resonance
10. Funker Vogt - Companion In Crime
Are they an indication for the upcoming releases of Vortech? Hard to say, but in any case, they will prove to be a good listen!
We just finished an extensive rehearsal period with the band, and altogether we played probably 6 - 7 hours total. Everything's grooving nicely, and we are thinking of doing a live performance in 2014 - finally!
Mikko is just about ready with all the vocals, so soon it's time to release the new releases, too! It's been a slightly longer schedule than I had hoped for, but it's better to be meticulous for the style the new releases represent...
End of the year sales!
29 Nov 2013
To wrap up the year, we now have up to 30 % discounts on all merchandise at our BandCamp store! Check the stuff out, and industrialize your next year!
Shipping anywhere in the world.
Vocal recordings and new songs
15 Nov 2013
The vocal recordings are progressing up in Kemi, and will accelerate in the next few weeks! Hopefully we can soon hear the end results of the efforts. Meanwhile, as mentioned earlier, I've been writing new songs - in the more familiar industrial death metal style - and there's already four fully finished demo tracks (of the five mentioned in the 24 October post). These sound very good and should bring a smile to any fan! I will continue working on more songs in the next few months, and perhaps there will be a release sooner than expected, since there is already more than 15 minutes of material ready, hehe.
The future is here (revisited)
24 Oct 2013
While Mikko continues the vocal recording sessions for the upcoming releases (The Occlusion + Impenitence EP), I am quite busy writing new material for the next release. This album seems to be heading into a more orchestral(ish) direction so far, with plenty of fast drums and guitars. Slightly like a combination of the industrial atmosphere of Posthumanism and the relentless speed of Frozen Machine. All the while trying some new things too!
In the excitement of writing, there's actually four almost finished demo songs, with a 5th one in progress! It seems to be an inspirational time of year, hehe. I'm also testing out some more intricate drum lines, taking inspiration from Deep Beneath drumming. This one will be out sometime in the second half of 2014.
Working titles: Predictable End, Oceans of Steel, Internal Poison, Proximity, Synthesize A World
New website online!
17 Oct 2013
As you can see, the new site is now active, and there's a whole lot of new content to see. The studio reports for all albums are back with new info in some of them, there's a huge amount of new photos, including some never-seen-before footage of album recording sessions and promo pictures. Check out also the biography, which now features a very detailed full biography of the band up to recent months!
For stream fans, all of our albums can now be streamed in full through Vimeo, which you can also see in the videos section of the site. And finally, the webshop has gone a full makeover and you can now check out snippets of each album right here, and easily buy the CDs and digital versions from multiple places.
The Guestbook now features admin comments, where we can answer your questions.
Enjoy, and look forward to the new album and EP coming very soon!