The things to come
8 Sep 2014
It feels now that a very strong tracklist for the next album has taken shape! The balance is quite good, with a nice split similar to how it was on Wasteland. And after a few albums' break, there's once more some ambient stuff! Personally I'm quite excited about the songs, and can't wait to have this album out!
All tabulatures have been finished for the songs, so the next step is logically to start recording! At first, as usual, I will record all guitars and bass, and then it's time for Ville to record drums and meanwhile we will write lyrics with Mikko. Once all the lyrics are ready, it's time to record the vocals!
From there on, it's the usual deal - mixing and mastering. Then it is time to release the 7th full length Vortech album!
You can check out our interview at Robex Lundgren's blog at this address:
Quite a fun interview overall, and perhaps some unanswered questions are now clear ;)
Full new demo song available!
2 Aug 2014
Enjoy a full demo song from the upcoming album!
And a stock footage-based small video to accompany it:
The demo sessions for the next full length album are done, and we now have 20 songs to choose from! The total duration of all the new songs is 1h 23m of extremely Vortech-y stuff!
The next step for us is to start picking the songs for the album (10-11 total probably) and working on the song order. This time there is no central theme to the lyrics, so what we are planning to do is to split up the album in two "sides", with some ambient stuff inbetween. Then Mikko and me (Juha) will write lyrics to one side per person. Let's see what this results in!
All in all, the songs remind me a lot of the experimental edge of Wasteland, and the scifi melody and speed of Posthumanism! Very nice! Of course, with 20 songs to choose from, there will be lots of leftovers this time. We will see what happens with them - perhaps a special release of non-album tracks in digital form?
And here are the working titles of all the songs now, in alphabetical order:
Battling with a Lion
Decay to Static
From the Void Arise
Ghosts of Existence
Neolithic (The Darkness Is Born)
Oceans of Steel
Strength In Numbers
The Empty Vessel
Within the Fog
Stay tuned! Perhaps I will post a full demo song soon...
Nearing a decade as Vortech!
29 Jul 2014
As you might know, the name of the band changed to Vortech in late 2005, and we are steadfastly closing in on a decade as such. Perhaps that will lead to some special festives, but this will be seen in the future. However, one thing is for sure. There will be more music coming at a usual pace, and here's how I foresee the next few years:
- We are soon ready with demoing the songs for the next full length album, with a working title of "...of What Remains". This album is more on the familiar style of Industrial Death Metal, like the Vortech you know best. Should all go well, this album might be out by the end of the year 2014, but it's all down to drum recording schedules. Ville will play real drums once more on the album with Mikko on vocals, and I will of course handle the other instruments. Expect an album closer to the style of Posthumanism than our previous releases.
- Playing live is a target for us, and we have been rehearsing more actively this year, with a small summer break for personal reasons. We are on the lookout for opportunities to play live once more, and have a steady selection of 13 songs to pick from.
- Should our finances allow for it, we will certainly work on getting Posthumanism and The Occlusion released on factory pressed CDs with full casing and artwork. Another goal is to have a few more t-shirt designs available, and possibly other merchandise (feel free to drop requests on FB!)
- If you are a fellow musician, you can also send a message to us and we'll see if there's a chance for collaboration or a guest appearance on our albums! It's always fun to see how others interpret our material, so remixes and such are also more than welcome!
So, looking forward to the next years!
- Juha / Vortech