I’m saddened to hear about the passing of one of the greatest musicians in history – Eddie Van Halen. Eddie has been a huge inspiration to me in my playing, as he has in that of many others. He will be missed.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
I got a chance to do some more recording this week – this time it was the vocals for Arcane Knowledge. Rob still needs to record harmony vocals in the bridge, but this song is getting ever closer to completion.
With things starting to open up a bit we’ve been able to make some progress on the next album. A couple of weeks ago Chris recorded the bass tracks for the instrumental What Are You Waiting For? and Rob recorded drums for Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea earlier this week. We’re considering adding a new recording of a previously released song by Chris, but other than that drums have been recorded for all the songs on the upcoming album except for the epic Final Dissent. Regular followers of the band will remember some discussion of this song in earlier posts (here, here, and here). Recording this one will be a massive undertaking both in recording and preparation, as it is over 27 minutes long, so we’re looking forward not only to recording it, but finishing it as that will mark the completion of the new album.
Here’s a short video of Tuesday’s recording session: