Swedish death metallers ANATA, who are currently recording their as-yet untitled upcoming new album, have decided to do things differently this time around. In vocalist/guitarist Fredrik Schalin's words, "Why waste money in the studio, let's buy their equipment instead!"
Schalin and bassist Henrik Drake reveal details of the recording method, some of the band's new bass and guitar gear and info about a new song in their new studio report.
Fredrik Schalin comments: "On the previous album, we chose to record only clean, lined guitar tracks. We did this in order to make up the final sound later, in a process called re-amping. Although the sound may have ended up a bit too mellow on that album, the recording technique is ingenious. And since we always throw the studio guys out anyway (and do all the tracking ourselves), we thought this time we should instead set up a temporary recording unit at my place. So we bought the Motu 2408 sound card we had previously used in Studiomega, set some computers and pre-amps up and started recording."
Read the full report at this location.
Brand new photos, along with previously posted shots from the studio, can be found here.
Following on from 2006's "The Conductor's Departure", ANATA's as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album is being recorded in two locations, with the drums being laid down at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, PARADISE LOST) in Orebro, Sweden, while the guitars, bass and vocals will all be tracked by the band themselves with their own equipment.
ANATA has revealed a tentative track listing for the new CD (in no particular order):
01. Lanterns Shine Black
02. Acts Of God
03. The Darkest Of Souls
04. The Part Of Me That Had To Die
05. A Welcome Change Of Pain
07. Exploited And Left To Die
08. Greed Conquers All