Ohio-based metallers AXEMASTER are making good, steady progress on the final writing and recording sessions for their new album. Guitarist Joe Sims is producing the CD and has completed early mixes of the guitar and drums for five songs, which “so far sound 100 percent better than any of the band’s previous releases,” according to a press release. “The response from the few people who have listened to them has been outstanding.”
Stated Sims: “This is the first release I have produced on my own and the result so far is much better than even I expected. I have been taking my time and paying attention to every small detail and it’s DEFINITELY paying off. This material is by far the best stuff I have ever done and the CD has to have the sound quality to match. So far so good, the sound’s there and the performances have been top notch!!!!”
Added vocalist Tony Webster: “It’s been a crazy last few months. I spent a lot of time getting ready for 2012 with ‘The Metal Command’ radio show which has taken a lot of time away from writing. However… so far the recordings are going well. Every week Joe comes up with better and better sounding mixes and recordings of the guitars and drums. I have now written parts for five songs and recorded my parts for three songs. I can tell you that this album is taking AXEMASTER and even my songwriting down a much darker lyrical path than ever before. So far the vocal parts are sounding killer. I am in full force writing mode for this new album.”
There is still a lot of work to be done in writing, recording, and production, so it will be a while before all the material is completed.
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