Psychotic Waltz a febbraio il nuovo album, “The God-Shaped Void”

Redazione 23 dic 2019
Pionieri del progressive metal statunitense, i Psychotic Waltz annunciano la reunion della lineup delle origini ed il loro quinto e nuovo album: il primo dopo 23 anni di silenzio. “The God-Shaped Void” sarà pubblicato il 14 febbraio 2020 su Inside Out Music, registrato in parte a San Diego (California) ed in parte in Austria presso Studio D sotto la guida del produttore Ulrich Wild. Il tutto mixato e masterizzato da Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning) presso i Fascination Street Studios in Svezia. Artwork di copertina: Travis Smith (Katatonia, Riverside, Nevermore).

“The God-Shaped Void” sarà disponibile nei formati Ltd CD, Standard CD, 2LP e digitale.

Psychotic Waltz official website

Devon Graves (vocal) – Dan Rock (guitar/key) – Brian McAlpin (guitar) – Ward Evans (bass) – Norman Leggio (drum)

Psycotic Waltz – discografia
A Social Grace (1990)
Into The Everflow (1992)
Mosquito (1994)
Bleeding (1996)
The God-Shaped Void (2020)

Dan Rock checked in to comment about the creation and recording process of “The God-Shaped Void” as follows:

“First we’d like to thank all the fans who have supported us over the years. The new album would probably not exist if it were not for the good ...
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times and fan support we had on our reunion tours of Europe in 2011/2012. It really sunk in how cool I would be to make new music again, instead of just continually playing the first four albums. With all of us living further apart, especially Devon, it was a much slower process than having all five of us in the same room like we used to. But times change, and the Internet helped quite a bit. Normally, Brian and I would come up with guitar parts at home, whether alone or together. Sometimes we would program a basic drum beat for Norm to latch onto the vibe that we were feeling, and some of those stayed, while others were greatly improved upon by his far superior drum skills. We took our time (obviously) and went one song at a time and rehearsed it and recorded it in the jam room until we were musically happy with it. Then I would upload the individual tracks for Devon to download in his home studio so that he could remix it, and really see what each guy was doing. He was able to add vocals, make edits and rearrange parts that made for sense for him as a singer, and then send it back to us to review, retrack or punch in if needed… we did all of our pre-production mixes that way.”

“I think Devon did a really great job considering the process, but we all wanted to bring in a professional set of outside ears with more experience. We were fortunate enough to have Ulrich Wild come down to San Diego and do all the basic tracking in a little-known local studio called Rarefied. Even better, Jens Bogren had an opening in his schedule at Fascination Street Studios and was able to mix and master it for us. And none of this would have been possible if InsideOutMusic didn’t have the faith in us that they did to release a new record after such a long time. Many thanks go out to everybody who made it possible after all these years. We hope you find it worth the wait!”

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