Former MEGADETH/KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover has started the initial editing of songs for the next GLEN DROVER BAND album. He says, “We have a bunch of really cool material from Jim [Gilmour, keyboards], Paul [Yee, bass] and myself that I’m very excited about.
“This album will most likely continue down the same path of style as [last year’s] ‘Metalusion’, but will also have more ‘metal’-style songs this time around.
“The recording process should start within the next month or two, and hopefully have a new album ready sometime later in the year.. I’m also happy to say that Chris Sutherland is back on drums. We had some personal issues, which led to us deciding that we should part last summer, but just recently, Chris and I met up and had a nice talk (we both teach at MWI in Toronto) and seemed to have ironed out our issues and decided that we really need to get back together and carry on with the next album. It was very clear after seeing a lot of the video footage of the webcast DVD I was telling you about earlier, that we have a really good chemistry and want to forge ahead and see if we can move forward without anything get in our way this time around.
“As far as the recording process, we spent a long time on the last album, not necessarily working consistently on the album, but also doing a lot of reflecting on the songs, making sure the songs were going in the right direction, and would grow on us over a period of time, which they all did. We will probably continue with the same process, as it seemed to work great last time around.
“‘Metalusion’ is really one of the very few albums I have ever been a part of that I can say I enjoy from beginning to end. We are all very proud of that album indeed.”
On September 25, 2011, Drover took part in a historic performance that was webcast worldwide as part of the “Live At Metalworks” series from Mississauga, Canada.
Footage of Drover and his band performing the song “Colors Of Infinity” during the webcast — which was seen by over 25,000 people in 64 countries — is available in the YouTube clip below.
Glen‘s “Live At Metalworks” performance will be released as a DVD in June year via Magna Carta.
Commented Drover: “As of yesterday, I finished proofing all of the video editing for the new GLEN DROVER BAND live DVD! This was the Magna Carta/Metalworks webcast that we played last summer, and I’m super happy with the end result! The DVD consists of the entire concert we did on September 25th, 2011, as well as a bonus clip we did for the song ‘Mirage’ after the event had finished. For fun, we also played a version [MEGADETH‘s] ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ with me singing it. Also, all of the mixing and mastering for audio was done in my recording studio, before being handed over for the synching process of audio and video.”