This track will be on our upcoming 2013 release.
The new record is by far our most focused and ‘true-to-character’ work in that we have drawn so much from our 90s influences. Recording Monolith was particularly cathartic in that we ‘went there’. I had something to prove; something left over from my younger years listening to progressive orchestrations like on a Dream Theater record… Our new material, however, is much more honest to our vision. We have honed further into our character as a band and been able to take the thickly melodic orchestration style of Monolith and turn it into something even bigger and more grandiose… Progressive metal or rock sometimes has a sad way of feeling like an elite clique of “by the fans for the fans” music. I wanted to avoid the “pissing contest” that we see with metal records these days; the kind of “who can out meshuggah meshuggah” arms race… Something bigger than the shredding but still equally complex and intricate of an arrangement on every level of the experience; from a birds eye album view downward to the smallest detail.
I’d also like to personally thank everyone who has kept interest in us: Through member changes, distractions in the form of both basic life antics as well as recording projects… John Douglass and I have been working on producing and mixing this awesome, quirky garage pop band called Hello Ocho (that record should be finished and out in about a month), as well as bit of session work for Audio Hammer Studios.
These experiences, I believe, with out a doubt guarantees nothing but our best work on the next From Exile recording.
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