The lyrics for the next album are well underway, with about 70% of them ready for demo vocals! Once the lyrics are done and demoed, it's time to start recording the album! Much work has been done to make sure it's as streamlined and complete as possible, with a few songs appearing in another context.. More news on that later!
Practice makes perfect
29 Mar 2013
We just had a three-day streak of rehearsals, which is quite nice! The songs practiced will be on our live set, and possibly we will have a show or two sometime soon! Altogether there are 13 songs in the list, allowing us to play up to one hour, which is nice ;)
Forking a maze in
10 Mar 2013
The tracklist is progressing quite well. The method I use this time is to pick a song that starts the album, and then find which song works the best following the previous song. If there are multiple very good followers, I fork the list. Then I'll just listen which of the lists works the best.
The Electronic Front!
9 Mar 2013
We are now ready with writing new songs for the next Vortech album! Altogether, there's 18 new songs, clocking in at 1 hour 11 minutes 50 seconds! As mentioned, this album is highly electronic/industrial-oriented in the approach and expands the palette of Vortech to whole new levels!
I've always likened the style of Vortech as a triangle where each corner has one of the three aspects: 1) Extreme Metal, 2) Industrial and Electronic, and 3) Progressive. Looking back, Deep Beneath leaned a lot towards the Progressive corner, while for example Posthumanism was in the Extreme corner along with Wasteland. This brand new album will be a case where the flag is hoisted firmly in the Industrial and Electronic corner.
We will also work on a second album this year, which will be in the more familiar Vortech grounds of Industrial Death Metal. But at the moment, the full effort is given for this electronic metal album, which has the working title "The Binary Hive". We will now begin to go through the songs to pick a suitable tracklist and do any adjustments to the songs if needed. The lyrics will also be written during this time, and once everythings ready, we will start to record the album!
That's it for the mean time! - Juha
Wanna hear some snippets from the next album?
27 Feb 2013
You betcha! Enjoy not one or two, but a full 15-song teaser for the next album, due out in a future near your synapses!