Hello there again friendos!
We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes getting this very special ninth album prepared for you. Since your pre-order is DIRECTLY related to the creation and production of this album we wanted to continue giving you all the inside scoup first. So, here is the big news.
We have secured producer, Kurt Ballou to come on board with us. We will be recording at his very own GodCity studios in Massachusetts this September.
For those of you who are not familiar with his work, Kurt is not only a co-founding member of Converge (an amazing band we have had the joy of touring with and sharing the stage with many times) but also owner and operator of his studio (GODCITY – http://www.godcitystudio.com) for the past 20 plus years. There is no doubt that if you are a fan of extreme music with a creative touch you probably have an album of his in your collection.
For this album, we really want to focus on our playing. We want bring the energetic and raw emotion we exude live to tape. We love to jam / riff all day, and Kurt’s unique style of producing we feel will compliment this perfectly. Also, it doesn’t hurt that we completely respect and trust him both as a friend and a musician – meaning this monumental task of bringing another darkest hour album to life will rest well in his hands.
So, with our sights set on Bosto this September we will get back to the riff dojo and start woodshed’n these jams! We have alot more left to be revealed (this album is OUR album so no idea will be left unrealized this time) and you will all hear about it from us first.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRE-ORDER AND FAITH IN THIS BAND. WE LOVE OUR EXTENDED WORLDWIDE FAMILY AND CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS ALBUM IN THE CAN, SO WE CAN BRING IT TO YOUR EAR HOLES LIVE! GET READY TO PIT, THIS ALBUM IS GOING TO CRUSH ALL!
<3 Mike, John, Travis, Deal, Lonestar