Finally, you may have noticed the bad ass artwork up top. That is going to be the EP cover. We commissioned an artist to paint that for us about a month ago and he brought that to us in record time. I almost got sex wee all over my leg the first time I saw it. This is probably the first time that I've been truly happy with album artwork on any of the 5 or so albums I've been involved with in the past.
PS, to clarify some questions/statements from yesterday regarding the demo backing track I put up.
- Sounds Symphonic- what I posted was just strings and a couple of odds and ends (chimes and a filtered synth). This will be low in the final mix, adding depth to the 2 guitars, bass, drums, and vocals.
- Doesn't sound metal- see above, but also note that we have a far more classic sound than what's big with the kids today. I like a lot of the more modern stuff just fine myself, but I'm becoming increasingly disillusioned with the studio magic that goes into producing a lot of that stuff. Faking drum parts, over producing everything, and pitch correcting vocals is not only unimaginative, but takes away the human element of the songs. In short, we're less Dragonforce/Dimmu Borgir and more Iron Maiden/Judas Priest/Motorhead/Bolt Thrower/Cathedral