Archive for February, 2012
- I am currently creating the additional orchestral parts for all of the tunes. Insanely massive job it is.
- In phase 2 I will continue to work on the small details and sounds that has nothing to do with the orchestral sounds mentioned above.
- Ruby is working on both her lyrics and her vocal lines.
- I am working on the other lyrics, slowly but steadily.
- Dirk is very pumped to lay down the drums for these new songs that he describes as “very inspired”.
- A few titles for some of the tunes have popped up, further putting together the pieces of this magnificent puzzle.
- Mike Wead claims to be doing push-ups and finger practices to really be able to deliver something else lead-wise.
Can I get the new album somehow? (scroll down to the bottom)
I am sorry to tell you that I will not be playing the drums on the upcoming The Project Hate MCMXCIX album. There are several reasons for this, but what it basically comes down to is that I am not able to put the time and effort into TPH at this point. And – as you all probably already understand – it takes a lot of that, if you want to do it right and to make TPH justice. And I am all about that: do it right, or don’t do it at all! So this time I reluctantly have decided not to do it. I simply don’t have the time. Thanks to K for showing great understanding and actually supporting my decision. Next time, brother!
/ Tobias Gustafsson”
Yep, this fucken blows big time. Tobben is one of my fave drummers and was asked to play with us becoz he’s a genuine friend and a killer musician on all accounts, but sometimes shit just comes in the way and makes you have to focus on other things. This is one of those times. Myself, Jörgen and Ruby support Tobben’s decision a 100% and absolutely respect his attitude towards this. It’s all or nothing. And since he simply just can’t come up with the time needed to lay down the drums and live and breathe this new material before the recording – this is the right move. No, he didn’t quit TPH, and I hope he never does, but he’s stepping away from the drum stool for this album. One would think this is a huge blow for my plans after going thru The TPH Donation Experiment and everything, but… We got it covered. I don’t think a single soul will be dissapointed with the fact that the drum throne for this next opus is none other than superhero…
Together with Tobben, Dirk’s been another one of my absolute fave drummers (I have like… 3, haha…) for many, many years, and it feels absolutely amazing to get him to lay down the thunder for the coming monster when Tobben chose to step down. To take on this task (and being underpaid in the process) in-between his busy schedule is mindblowing, and I can never thank him enough. He sure will have his work cut out for him and I know he will bring some amazing drumming into our music, just like Tobben did on the last album. It is a privilege to be able to work with all these fantastic musicians, lemme tell you that. This is what Dirk’s got to say about being a part of the next piece in the history of TPH:
“I’m extremely proud and honored to play drums on The Project Hate MCMXCIX’s upcoming new album. After no less than eight kick-ass studio records and an equally kick-ass live album, to say they’re a criminally underrated band is a hell of an understatement. Any self-respecting metal fan should rightfully embrace this new batch of crushing anthems TPH have concocted… As well as all the previous ones for that matter!
/ Dirk Verbeuren”
So as you can see – the plans are fucken intact, the music is on another level (song writing process in here) and we will deliver our finest moment yet when you get to hear this one. Trust me.
Let’s make something very clear by the way. This album will only be sent to the people who actually made sure we can record it. The heroes who participated in The TPH Donation Experiment. You can still donate to us if you want it as soon as it’s released. If this one leaks on the Internet, it’s one of you guys who made sure this beast comes alive who’s responsible for it, meaning you are working against us and the whole agenda with this album. Think about that. You can of course do what you want with the album since you are the reason we can make it, but if you really wanna support what we do – prevent the leaking of it. You who want it “legally” – donate any given sum to us and you’ll have it from us upon release date. These are new times…
You already helped us to break new ground with the fulfillment of The Experiment, which is just amazing, now treat this recording accordingly when you get it.
You guys are superior.
Stay tuned for more updates.
All the sections for vocals have now been picked out and lyrics are being written. Today I got a real pleasant phone call from another childhood hero of mine who agreed to participate on the next album, which is a huge honour for me. You know who you are, so thanx, man! With this next step finished I can now fully concentrate on completing the lyrics and work on the music even more, putting together all the pieces of the puzzle. This is turning out to be something extra ordinary – I guarantee it.
Stay tuned for more information on this huge process as we go along.
As reported last week, all the solo sections are done and sent over to Mike Wead (and perhaps some other people, you never know…). I have worked with picking out all the vocal parts for Jörgen and Ruby since the last update and have but one track left to go thru. We are definitely moving forward. Next step is to both complete the lyrics (which will take some time) as well as finalize the music (which is, as mentioned before, a process that goes on up until mixing). We are bringing this beast to life piece by piece but there’s still quite some time before it will be finished of course. Just interact with us over at our forums and keep your eyes on this site where we will announce all the info you need when it comes to the next album.
If you haven’t read about The TPH Donation Experiment (which you guys made a success), here’s a little something for you to read. And if you’re wondering about physical CD’s, here’s another novel for you to devour.
Thanx so much for the support, Haters.
During the week I have picked out all the parts where Mike Wead will do his magic, which means another piece of the puzzle is completed. Furthermore I am currently working out where J and Ruby will sing as well as writing lyrics while at it. We are taking small steps every day towards completion of this album, our absolute finest hour. The vibe I get from listening to these songs is insane, and I can’t wait to hear your opinions on it when you eventually get to devour it. Our long-faithful friend and graphics artist Marko Saarelainen already started working on the cover, which looks incredible (and quite disturbing) even at this early stage. And yes, you can have a preview of a very small piece of it:
Yes, you can’t make out shit from that, just like we planned it. Wanna support TPH while we are working our asses off for you guys? Buy a shirt. Anyways, now I’ll go back to writing lyrics and pick out vocal sections.
This is all turning out beautiful.