AN NCS PREMIERE: PLAGUE THROAT — “MA NGA”
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"A previous announcement confirmed that Ihsahn would support OPETH for the majority of shows on their forthcoming Norwegian tour in March. However, more detailed production planning has revealed technical and practical difficulties at many of the smaller venues, and it has proven near impossible to run the necessary production. This means that Ihsahn will only be performing at Rockefeller/Oslo on March 10."And I had such high hopes for this mini tour and its possible implications for a trip to the US. I suppose it's possible that US clubs might not have the same "technical and practical difficulties" - whatever that means - as the ones in Norway, but if the man can't mount a tour in his home country, the chances of his doing one here in the States seem greatly diminished.
I understand you changed your recording process a bit for this album.I have had the opportunity to listen to Hordes of Chaos twice. The second time I did so, I had accidentally cranked the volume to a more ear-splitting level and let me tell you: the difference in process shows. Or hears. Whatever. In any case, the sound is frickin' vibrant, and I suspect it's going to become a favorite very quickly.
Yes. The basic tracks were all recorded in a live situation. We had the whole band in one room recording drums, both guitars and bass at the same time. We didn’t do overdubs to fix things afterwards. We left it like it was and tried to play as close to perfect as possible with the energy of a live show. For us this time it was more about the vibe and the emotion than perfection. It gives the listener a clue to what the band sounds like live, rather than a perfect polished studio production.
Due in April 2009 via Rhino, QUEENSRŸCHE's twelfth studio album, "American Soldier", is a concept effort which finds the band once again tackling some heavy subject matter, this time focusing on telling the story of war from a firsthand perspective.Heavy indeed. I suspect that avoiding the step from "heavy" to "heavy-handed" will take a fresh perspective on conflict that doesn't add another echo to the American public's already thunderous cries of war weariness, but I'm excited to hear what they've put together; it seems like Queensryche does their best when they're forced to come up with a new angle. Besides, who doesn't like a good comeback?