Archive for May, 2009
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With only but a month and a half until the release of the brand new masterpiece “The Lustrate Process” (street date July 6th, 2009 on thru Vic Records) we have decided to give you Haters a full song to enjoy. The tune is the second one on the album and it’s entitled “You come to me through hell” and is available on YouTube at this location:
Included in this song are backing vocalists LG Petrov of the legendary Entombed, Christian Älvestam (ex-Scar Symmetry) and super hero Martin van Drunen of Hail Of Bullets and Asphyx (also responsible for the vocals and bass on one of death metal’s absolute classics “Consuming impulse” by Pestilence). 3 people we admire and respect – we can’t thank them enough for their contributions. Also, as in all the other tunes on the album there’s a fantastic guitar solo by Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and so forth).
Promos of “The Lustrate Process” are about to be sent out any given day now, so we wanted to make sure you get to hear a complete symphony directly from us before the shit is leaked. We sincerely wish that you buy this album when it’s out, so you get the complete concept with the booklet and everything coz it’s so much more to this piece than just music. As we have mentioned before you will be able to purchase the disc directly from us, and as soon as we have got them in stock you will be given all the ordering information you need.
More promo videos will be up as we go along. At least that’s the plan. We have covered some of the vocal sessions and a bit of drums… Guess we have to do something about the guitars and bass at some point, huh? Videos are lying around, it’s just a matter of having time to work with the material. Just keep on checking in here, when you least expect it there might be something new for you, you know…
Feel might free to voice your opinions about what you just heard here at our forums. We appreciate the eventual feedback.
Enjoy the tune.
Last off, here’s a few words (a few?!) from Lord K. Philipson about the album since pretty much everyone else included on it have had their saying during the process of the video updates and so forth.
“It feels so good to finally have the result of all this insane work that led to the completion of “The Lustrate Process”. I have never been so confident about any material that I have been involved with. I consider this my life’s work, on all accounts. Just the fact to have been able to gather some of my personal heroes musicianwise is a dream come true. First, fucken Martin van Drunen… A guy I have been holding as one of the best death metal vocalists of all time. I met him back in the early 90’s when I ran my fanzine at the time. Being a kid interviewing one of my heroes was huge for me and now this fucken guy sings on my album? If someone at the time would have told me this would be the case some 15-20 years into the future… well… I guess it’s safe to say I wouldn’t have believed it. Thank you Martin, you salty old bastard.
LG Petrov… The fabulous Entombed vocalist… A legend in his own rights and one of the coolest fuckers I know. How he ended up on the album is a story in itself. It involves a ferry, a mobile phone and lots of booze. LG actually did some vocals on the first and only demo that we did back in 1999 and now he’s with us again for this one. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you, LG.
Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. The guy with the half-beard and the fantastic growl. I have known him for years and he’s always been a tremendous fucken guy. I didn’t even know he was a TPH fan so that was even cooler when I got him to join in on this recording. Amon Amarth were recording their latest album at the time and me and a friend visited them in the studio (and got shit-drunk in the process) in my hometown. Somehow we came to the conclusion that since Johan was recording Amon’s vocals he might as well do some lines for the TPH album – everything was rigged for him in the studio already anyways. Thanx fucken loads, Johan.
Christian Älvestam. Fantastic vocalist with as great a growl as clean vocals. We don’t use clean male vocals too often but it’s obvious that Chrille really added what I wanted to this masterpiece. If he got to choose I think he would have sung on the whole fucken album together with Jörgen. The guy wouldn’t stay calm about wanting to sing on this piece and I’m fucken happy about his devotion to it. It really added some excellent shit to our stuff. Thanx a ton, Christian. Now all you need to do is change yer name coz it kinda bugs me to have some Christian on this satanic hymn. Har, har.
Robban Eriksson. The guy that Jo’s been recording her vocals with for the last few albums… Wonderful guy in all areas and one extremely awesome dude to work with. I cant thank you enough, man.
And the guitarists… Muthafucken Mike Wead is obviously a TPH fan as well, something I had no idea of. He sent a friend request over at MySpace some time ago and immediately when I saw that I had to have him on board for some solos. I have loved this guy’s work for fucken years and consider him on par with Malmsteen and the likes. I intentionally just thought we’d have one or 2 solos from him, but when he sent over the first sketch of the first solo I fucken went out and burned churches in joy over it. This guy is so talented it’s not even funny and he creates solos exactly the way I wish I could play them. But I don’t deal in solos so if Mike’s up for it – be fucken sure we will utilize his services for as long as we can. I can never thank you enough, Mike.
Pär Fransson and Henry Pyykkö aren’t exactly the most famous of the bunch but they still needed to be on this piece. Both fantastic guitarists and their efforts are ace. You know that if they are on a TPH album – their standards are high as fuck… Thanks, guys.
Dan Swanö… I can’t say enough great things about this guy. I have known him for so long it’s insane. I have worked with him for just as long as well and we know each other real well when it comes to what I have in mind and whatnot for TPH. The productions he’s given us on “TLP” is out of this world and has quickly turned out to be one of my fave productions ever,. That fucken bass sound (well, I did have to bitch to him for a few days until he got it right, but when he got it right – FUCK ME IS THAT A KILLER SOUND!). Dan’s got a unique approach to dealing with stuff he enjoys when it comes to music. He surprises me all the time when he hands over something for me to approve. I love you Dan and I can never thank you enough for all the insane support I get from you with my equipment and whatnot. Thanx. So fucken much.
The guys in the band… And brother/webmaster/designer Marko Saarelainen… You already know my feelings about your efforts. You truly are the finest people around. Thanx for being a part of this and for making “The Lustrate Process” everything I ever dreamed of creating. This is the epitome of Domination and without you it wouldn’t be half of what it is. I take a bow to you all.
Now we’ll just wait for the release and after that we’ll start writing for the next album that will (again) top everything we have done in the past, haha…
Last off: Thanx so much to all the Haters and the guys at our forums for being fantastic and supportive with buying merch and whatnot. This one is for you.”
Here’s a download link to a high quality version of the song:
Tonight at 24:00 CET we will take no more orders for this shirt and we will close the topic over at our forums as soon as possible after that. Thanx again to everyone who support us by buying our merch.
Read the post below (2 posts down) for all the information you need. After you have placed your order make sure to stay tuned to this site for more shit as we go along. Don’t forget the date; July 6th, 2009. That’s when the new masterpiece “The Lustrate Process” will be launched upon mankind thru Vic Records in Holland. Nothing will ever be the same… Or actually, it will prolly be exactly the same – the only difference is you never heard a better album in your life. Or actually… Nah… You haven’t.