Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new chapter for our band, as well as myself. It took over a year of writing, and months of recording and listening to the same god damn drum fills (haha). It was one of the most stressful, hateful, as well as extremely exciting experiences of my life, and it nearly brought me to my knees a few times. I almost said “fuck this”, with the intention of flying home from the studio early, at least three times because I was so far beyond any level of stress I had ever known before that point. Even after the album was written, recorded, and mass produced there were was still this feeling of incompleteness looming over ‘Infamous’ that stayed relentless in our minds. It was like this strange new cancer slowly eating away at us from the inside out, and we knew it, but we didn’t know how exactly to deal with it. So we did the only thing that made sense- we re-recorded every song with our good friend Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh/Suffer Well). New guitars, new bass, and new drums, all mixed with new vocals. All of these combining factors have given ‘Infamous’ an entirely new feel. So much so that it almost doesn’t even sound like the same album anymore (in a very good way). Along with all of the normal tracks, we have added a couple brand new songs that none of you have ever heard before. We have three remixes done by Celldweller, Andy from Combichrist, and…….(drumroll please)….. myself! I couldn’t be more excited to have my “debut remix” be a part if such an important album in our bands career.
When we got the final mastered deluxe mixes back, it was like a breath of fresh air. That looming feeling was gone, and everything felt the way it should have the first time around. And now, I’m feeling the weight fall off of me as I write this: it’s finally 100% complete, and we can all breathe again.
With all of that said, the deluxe edition of ‘Infamous’ will be available for purchase tomorrow, Tuesday the 11th on iTunes. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it and be blown away by how great everything sounds (you can actually hear all the keyboard/guitar leads now!) As far as I know, we will have physical copies of the cd (with new artwork) for purchase at Mayhem Festival this summer, so come pick one up!
See you all soon!