Costa Rica-based melodic metal band SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has finished recording its as-yet-untitled third album, to be released later this year. The CD was recorded at SoloHits Studios in San José, Costa Rica with Swedish producer Thomas “Plec” Johansson (SCAR SYMMETRY, WATAIN, ESKIMO CALLBOY, SOLUTION .45, MISERATION), who traveled all the way to Costa Rica to work with the band closely for about 22 days. The mixing and mastering duties are being handled by Thomas Johansson at Panic Room Studios in Skara, Sweden.
SIGHT OF EMPTINESS‘ new CD will feature guest appearances by the following musicians: Glen Drover (KING DIAMOND, MEGADETH), Christian Älvestam (SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION, SOLUTION .45), Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, ANOTHER ANIMAL), Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, ICED EARTH, OBITUARY), Ole Halvard Sveen (EXTOL, MANTRIC, LENGSEL) and last but not least, one that comes as a shocking but pleasant surprise, no other than the Minister of Culture of Costa Rica; Manuel Obregón who plays the Marimba and the acoustic piano.
Commented Johansson: “Coming to Costa Rica to work with SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has been a great experience. Such dedication and love for music as these guys show is a rare commodity to come across these days and that’s probably why we got along so well and managed to dish out some kick-ass tracks. The new album will be something to look forward to, creating a blend of dark, heavy, energetic and melodic atmospheres that are ready to take the stage.”
Added SIGHT OF EMPTINESS singer Eduardo Chacón: “What a journey ‘familia,’ the last 15 months have been a roller coaster for us, filled with so many good moments, experiences and the pre-production of our new baby. A few days ago, we finished recording our third and best album to date. Let me tell you something, this time around we had the opportunity and pleasure to work for the first time with a producer and WOW, it really makes a huge difference. Plec is a monster, he really knows how to get the best out of you, the best and perfect team for this project, no doubt about it. He also brought new ideas and arrangements in order to take the songs to a new level, I still can’t believe how good every song sounds even if they’re not mixed and mastered yet.”
Stated SIGHT OF EMPTINESS guitarist Rafael Castro: “It is quite a bold attempt to be known outside our country, and after listening to the kind of work Plec is used to do, we’re pretty sure we won’t let anybody down. While composing the album, we were so meticulous! Every note had to be on the right spot and performance had to be as precise as possible. Nobody wanted to be a weak link in this process, so we were very focused. Also, having these kinds of guests on board is just amazing. They’ve been heroes of ours for such a long time, and now they want to be part of this! I can’t believe it… It was humbling to receive excellent feedback on our new album and how they love it. It is just unreal! Can’t wait to go out there and play it live! We’re ready!”
Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at firstname.lastname@example.org.