London, England-based metallers NEONFLY
have tapped Dennis Ward
, PINK CREAM 69
) to produce their as-yet-untitled sophomore album.Dennis
has been at the forefront of the metal scene since the late '80s as the bass player and producer of the mighty PINK CREAM 69
, and more recently of UNISONIC
As well as his own bands, Dennis
has produced albums for ANGRA
, BOB CATLEY
, PRIMAL FEAR
, VANDEN PLAS
, ROBIN BECK
… the list goes on! His track record, needless to say, speaks for itself.
Production on the follow-up to NEONFLY
's 2011 debut, "Outshine The Sun"
, is set to start on April 1 at Hofa
studios in Karlsdorf, Germany. Excitement is high within the band as to the new sonic possibilities presented by working with Dennis Ward
. New musical horizons surely beckon and a major leap in the band’s profile is assured.
guitarist and main songwriter Frederick Thunder
: "The material we have for this album is the best we’ve ever written, I have no doubt about that. The arrangements are bigger and more bombastic, the riffs are killer, the songs are even more hook-laden, and following extensive touring with heroes like MAGNUM
and FREEDOM CALL
, we feel our playing has reached fever pitch… we're just more together and inspired as a band.
"With this record, we want the fans to get some sense of the energy and ferocity we present in our live shows, whilst at the same time melting their brains with what we aim to be a massively ramped up orchestral scale to our sound. That's why it was really important to choose the right producer for this album, to make sure that the scale of the production could match our ambitions, and Dennis
is the right man for the job. We just can't wait to get started, and I know once we do, we won't want to stop!"
As previously announced however, the band will take a break in the production to fly back to the U.K. for their tour in support of SONATA ARCTICA
The dates are as follows:
April 14 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
April 15 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
April 16 - Birmingham, UK - HMV Institute Library
April 17 - London, UK - The Garage
Chapter two of the NEONFLY
story is about to commence and the bandmembers look forward to presenting the fruits of their labors to the metal masses later in 2013.