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24
Aug
07

Day 4 and we’ve finished the drums :)

Well, Paul has worked miracles and we’ve managed to shave a whole day off of the schedule so far. Amazing work, especially considering the complexity of what he’s had to play. I was hoping to be able to post a snippet of video that was taken earlier when Paul was pounding through the 11/16 drum solo in “Glory of a New Day”, but the sound came out all weird unfortunately 😦

Julie took these “action” pictures though, so enjoy!

Paul ready to pounce!

Paul

Grr!

Grrr!

We have a day off tomorrow, and then we’ll be starting on the guitars on Sunday. Stay tuned 🙂

 Lee

23
Aug
07

Day 3 begins – so far, so good!

Gilly helping Tom

We’re already well ahead of schedule, with the drum recording for four songs completed in the first two days. So far we’ve done “The Lie”, “A Sorrow to Kill”, “Asylum” and “Inside the Hourglass”.

Today Paul starts on what is arguably the trickiest songs on the album, “Temptation”. It’s the first song to be almost entirely written by Hugo.  He’s not really familiar with a vast majority of metal stuff and therefore he’s managed to write a song that is still defiantly metal without it sounding like any other band I can think of. It’s genuinely original (and very strange in places too, hehe).

Anyway, I’m glad I’m not in Paul’s shoes (or army boots!) today, as the rhythm parts in certain sections are a total bastard! Still, I’m sure he’ll tackle it like he does most other things and make it look deceptively easy as usual 🙂

Lee

21
Aug
07

A few pics from the first day

Well, it seems that Paul has almost finished recording the first song “The Lie” and all is well on schedule.

Here’s a few pics:

Brett Caldas-Lima

Paul's Kit

The Man, the legend

The man, the legend...

21
Aug
07

We started today!

Yup, we started recording the second album today. 🙂

Brett arrived by train yesterday evening with two of the most unfeasably heavy bags known to mankind, packed with all his mics and cables and other such gubbins.

Not too much interesting happening at the moment. Paul set up and tuned his drums in the room last night, and now Brett and Paul are working on micing them up. I’m back at the house at the moment but I will go and take a few pics later and post ’em here.

Cheers

Lee