Category: In The Studio

Soundgarden are ready to go into the studio – and they’ve got a producer lined up. The reunited grunge heroes will start recording a new studio album next week, with producer Adam Kasper, who worked with them on their last record, 1996’s Down On The Upside.

The band intend to take their time, with no release schedule planned at the moment. So, it might come out in 2011, but there again it might not.

Pearl Jam are to start recording a new album next month.Talking toBillboard, bassist Jeff Ament said: “We did a whole bunch of demos and everybody’s got a disc of 25 (songs) right now. April will be the time where we get together and learn to play all these demos, and figure out which 12 to 15 of them float to the top. Hopefully we can get something done this year”.

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Metal masters ARCH ENEMY are currently locked up in the Sweet Spot Studio facilities in the south of Sweden recording their newest studio album which is being engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (who already produced 2005’s “Doomsday Machine”). After releasing the “Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan” Live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album “The Root Of All Evil” (2009), the new studio effort marks the long awaited successor of 2007’s acclaimed “Rise Of The Tyrant” album.

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Soulfly sent an exclusive studio report from their current sessions for their upcoming seventh album released, tentatively titled Omen (still a working title).

Reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT will debut their new lineup — featuring the band’s latest addition, vocalist Mark Tornillo (ex-TT QUICK). “We can’t wait to go out and play again,” said bassist Peter Baltes. “Just because [former ACCEPT singer] Udo Dirkschneider isn’t available to take part in the reunion doesn’t mean we’ll have to sit idle any longer. We feel Mark is the perfect fit. Mark is an experienced veteran singer who is aware of the ACCEPT legacy and his voice fits the sound of ACCEPT perfectly.

ACCEPT has just completed recording its new album, tentatively titled “Blood Of Nations”, at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE). The CD — which will mark the recording debut of Tornillo — will include around 14 tracks and be released in the spring of 2010 via an as-yet-undetermined record label.

ACCEPT 2010 is:

Wolf Hoffmann: Guitar
Peter Baltes: Bass
Herman Frank: Guitar
Mark Tornillo: Vocals
Stefan Schwarzmann: Drums

It happens all the time. Popular bands break up, then years later they reunite and sadly wind up sounding little like the turbo-fueled entities they once were when they started. Then there are the rare exceptions – like RATT.

As the story goes, Ratt helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound and scene. The band has returned sounding fired up and better than ever. Ratt’s first studio album in 11 years, Infestation, is a return to their heavy, riff driven roots. The band has reinvented their sound by rediscovering their strengths, shuttling listeners to a time when metal ruled the earth and real musicians wore eyeliner like a badge of honor.

“We wanted this to be like something that we would have written right after [1984’s] Out of the Cellar, says vocalist Stephen Pearcy. “We definitely went back to basics with the mindset of a band with a lot of excitement and some great songs to get out.”

Right out of the box, Infestation ignites like gasoline to an open flame, bursting with an energy and attitude absent from metal for years, unheard, perhaps, since before the dawn of DVDs, grunge and Facebook. Album opener “Eat Me Up Alive” slaps you in the face with attitude and a timeless riff that has been a staple in Ratt’s music and has set them apart from the pack. From the strip pole gyrations of “Look Out Below” to the keg party anthem “Take a Big Bite,” Infestation rages with a life and energy that Ratt is famous for.

Yet Infestation is more than a party album. While the music is a glorious celebration throughout, some of the lyrics are serious and sobering, weighing the benefits of monogamy versus the thrill of rampant hedonism without being preachy or judgmental. On “Take Me Home,” Pearcy declares, “I’ll tell you a little secret that you need to know/ you’re always in my heart, always in my soul.” Then, in “Garden of Eden,” his alter ego brags: “I got a bad reputation and you knew it so well/ yeah, I’ll give you what you need/I’m gonna take you to hell.”

Hypocrisy is a death metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 1990 in Ludvika, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren.In 1990, founder Peter Tägtgren returned to his homeland of Sweden to form his own band. Tägtgren formed the band Hypocrisy, at this time a one-man project, and played all instruments himself. He then signed a recording contract with the independent record label Nuclear Blast.
Although Hypocrisy is his main focus, he has also worked on many other Swedish metal projects. These include Pain (industrial metal), for which he performs all instruments and vocals and composes all songs, Lock Up (grindcore/death metal), in which he was the vocalist, The Abyss (black metal), where he performed drums, bass and vocals, War (black metal), where he performed drums, and most recently Bloodbath (death metal), also with him on vocals. He also appeared as a live guitarist for the bands Marduk and E-Type.

Additionally, Peter Tägtgren is a record producer, running The Abyss studio where he mixes and edits works of other Scandinavian bands including Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Children of Bodom, Skyfire and Swiss band Celtic Frost.

Due on September 15 via Roadrunner Records“Endgame” was recorded at the band’s brand new, self-built studio in San Marcos, California — Vic’s Garage — which was named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattleheadcharacter.

“Endgame” track listing:

01. Dialectic Chaos
02. This Day We Fight!
03. 44 Minutes
04. 1,320′
05. Bite The Hand That Feeds
06. Bodies Left Behind
07. Endgame
08. The Hardest Part Of Letting Go… Sealed With A Kiss
09. Headcrusher
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right To Go Insane

“Endgame” was helmed by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and British producer Andy Sneap (EXODUSNEVERMOREARCH ENEMY,MACHINE HEAD).

Skudap Skudip Recording Pt.1

Yes, i realized that i haven’t wrote anything for past few moth. I’ve been very busy with recording activities at my studio. for the past 2 month, I’ve been producing malaysia own ska/reggae band, Skudap Skudip debut album called “Bukan Sudu Bukan Sudip” consisting 9 great, fun and happy tunes. Thanks to my engineer buddy, Ojoe for his assistance in recording process.

As for today, we managed to finish 3 tracks and 1 live recording. There’s 5 more to go. This album is targeted to be released somewhere in mid July and will be followed by a series of tour. I’ll keep you all update, just visit pekanmayarecords and skudap skudip pages.

Sharpshooter EP Recording

These guys have been working so hard since their first debut. This Bangi based band had played in various underground gigs in Kuala Lumpur, flowering us with their radio friendly modern raggae tunes. Just wait for their first EP consisting 5 catchy song in December 2007. A must see band especially for those who love to dance and skankin’!

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