Archive for February, 2007
So, after 4 studio albums of using programmings it was time to bring in some new flesh extra ordinaire to the Hate. Drummer Mojjo (also playing with bassist Michael in Engel) was asked to do drums for the coming album and, well… the drums are completed. We have never seen anyone work so hard in a studio before. Over the last 2 days Mojjo’s been putting down his work, and it sounds nothing short of fantastic. It has really brought another dimension into this album, and this band.
“Mojjo has put down some of the finest drums I have ever heard, and some of the stuff that he nailed and came up with is something I never thought we’d hear in TPH. This guy is not only a fantastic drummer, he’s a very laid back guy who lets his drumming do the talking. I’m very proud to have him onboard and I can only imagine how much this will enhance our sound in the future, as it has done on this album. The guy played for 17 hours straight yesterday, blisters and blood all over the place and not one single time he complained. We are impressed. Actually, we are more than impressed. He deserves to be in this band instead of being listed as a session drummer.”
We welcome him to the Hate. And we applaud him and thank him for the fantastic effort put into this piece.
Next up is Michael doing the bass. And then the vocals of Jo and J. Jo’s up first in 2 weeks and J will do his stuff the weekend after that. We are getting closer to completing the best goddamned material we ever composed. Can’t wait for you guys to hear this.
Stay tuned for more updates and possible video clips from the recording of the drums, among other things.
Since a week back or so we are finished with all guitars for the coming album. Guitarist Mazza came over to K‘s studio and put down his remaining solos as well as some neat additional guitars that made everything even better. We guess that’s kind of the point. We are also happy to say that the contract with Peter Stormare is signed and delivered. We so look forward to see what this madman can do for us. We have no idea when the album will be released, but we plan to have everything complete and delivered to Peter by late March/early April. And no, the title for the coming album is not “666” as Stormare’s website for StormVox says. But it kinda gives a hint as for what this piece will deliver. Or something.
Next thing for us is to have Michael put down his bass. That should be done by the end of February if everything goes as planned. If he avoids half of the hassle he had last time this could work out. We can definitely do without broken computer monitors and whatnot. We all know what Michael can deliver and we are so looking forward to hear what he comes up with on this album.
It looks like the only female element in the band (if you don’t count Jörgen as one) will do her vocals the 24th and 25th of February, in Rat Productions, Örebro, Sweden. Yes, the same studio and producer used for her vocals on our last album. After that we will try to enter another studio in Örebro to record J’s vocals over a couple of days. This will hopefully happen in the beginning of March. And after that it’s time to ship the whole thing to Dan Swanö so he and K can start mixing and mastering it in Unisound.
A few weeks back we also took the last shots to use for the booklet. Huge thanx to Mats Wiman for the great work with those. We can promise a very nice looking package, once again created by Marko Saarelainen. Thanx guys, you fucken kill.
That’s where we are at right now… There is actually one more thing we wanna tell you, but we have to wait a little longer to see if it works out… Stay tuned and expect another fine release of christloving ballads in a while.