Productive and poised
24 Mar 2014
This weekend was quite something, in terms of work towards the next full length album (working title: "...of What Remains"), as I managed to finish up three new demo songs, bringing the total at the moment to already 9 tracks clocking in at 38 minutes 41 seconds! The idea this time around is to make a whole lot of songs, and then select the album songs from those, to construct a cohesive and kickin' tracklist for the future world.
Just like the songs prior to these new ones, the style is quite futuristic and dynamic - you'll be sure to have a blast, hehe. Dark melodies, scifi sound effects, fast and loud guitars, blazing drums, with some new things! I'm quite excited to get this album ready for everyone to hear!
And of course we'll also be rehearsing again up north in a few weeks from now, hopefully with some new video material to show and some new promo shots perhaps?
Progression in the march of time
9 Mar 2014
Now that our brand new album has been out for a month, it's time to look further into the future and unveil what lies beyond! Yes, as mentioned a while ago, we have of course been working on the next full length album, too, in addition to the Impenitence EP which should be ready later this year. To outline the plans:
- Likely out sometime in the summer
- Contains 4 unreleased songs from The Occlusion sessions
- Might contain some re-recorded older demos and unreleased tracks!
...of What Remains (working title)
- The next full length album, due late 2014 or early 2015 (at least planned)
- Will be again Industrial Death Metal with real drums
- 6 songs have been fully demoed so far (27 minutes)
- Some parts are quite extreme! Borderline black metal.
- So far sounds like a mixture of Wasteland and Posthumanism, with industrial touches
And of course, as you can see, this website has now received a spiffy little layout update and some bugfixes in the back-end code. Enjoy the new look!
So at the moment, the main effort is in writing new songs for the next full length album, and perhaps around May it's time to work on releasing the Impenitence EP.
The Occlusion has now been released!
6 Feb 2014
The brand new album, The Occlusion, is now released! It is our 6th full length release, and this time around we explore the furthest regions of our Industrial palette! Get yer asses ready and shakin', and join the darkest club this side of perdition!
Download the album for free from here: http://www.vortechmusic.com/theocclusion
And in addition, you can also buy the digital release from our BandCamp page at http://vortech.bandcamp.com/
The album cover can be perused here, along with the tracklist. More details in the Releases page of the site
1. Forgotten World
3. The Origin
6. Sparks of Ignition
7. Flatlined (feat. Mary Rose Viray)
9. Beyond Tolerance
10. Glitch of Creation
11. Below Radar
12. Genetic Design
13. Legacy System
* 14. Evolutionary Project (Debased World Order Remix by Vortech) (Bonus track)
All music by Juha Untinen
Lyrics by Juha Untinen and Mikko Nikula
Produced by Juha Untinen, Co-produced by Ville Miinala and Mikko Nikula
Artwork by Juha Untinen
Engineered by Juha Untinen, Vocal Engineering by Teemu Miinala
Enjoy and remember to rate and support as you see fit! Enjoy a kickstart for 2014!
Editing the vocal tracks
8 Jan 2014
I received the final vocal tracks today, and now it is time to do the final editing on them and then finish up the mix. The new album should be out very very soon!
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...