Ding!

I know I’m doing a lousy job keeping you posted about the progress on the new album, I’ll try to fix that.

The album is currently being mixed by Alex Argento. We had some technical difficulties and had to find a solution, and we have. Alex was not feeling well lately, wishing him a quick recovery, and he’s also busy preparing to tour with his band Icefish.

Meanwhile I’m working with Richard Bastarache on a new music video for one of the tracks from the new album (Carousel of Death). The music video should be out by March if not earlier, with the album release following after that. No hard date, on the album release yet, as pressing LPs take a few weeks.

Slowly but Surely, Cheers!

-Shant

Expectations

Hey friends. I hope life is treating you well and not being a bitch.

Now that we’re all waiting (including myself) for “Paradigms” to be released, I wanted to ask what are your expectations from the new album? This is my first second album… I hope that was confusing enough. I mean it’s the first time I release a second album for a band I’m in. I’m quite aware of fan reactions to new releases, as a fanboy myself I’ve been through a few of those myself. I’m keeping in mind the phrase “You can’t please everyone”, but I’m still hoping to do so.

Mixdown

I’m finally mixing down all tracks in each song and preparing to send them over to Alex Argento to start mixing and mastering.

It’s a tedious, repetitive and not a fun process, but needless to say it’s absolutely worth it. I know when Alex moves his magic wand it will brighten up all the songs and add an extra spicy flavor to them, and no I’m not talking about the wall of sound everybody and their cousin are doing nowadays. In fact I always ask Alex to avoid going down the loudness war road.

Home Studio

And now my watch begins.