New Jersey power metallers ARCTICFLAME recently entered the studio to begin recording their second album, "Declaration", tentatively due before the end of the year. "Drums were completed early yesterday morning," the band writes on its web site. "The remaining two songs 'Disciples of the Flame' and 'Won't Sleep Till I'm Dead' (tentative title) were finished very quickly, much to the drummer's surprise."Commented ARCTICFLAME drummer Mike Paradine: "We came in and started 10:30 AM and were done tracking both songs a little past 11:30 AM. This has been the most fun I've had in the studio ever. Everything went very smoothly and Dave had me doing things I would have never thought of. Some Bonham-like fills and other techniques are going to make the drums stand out more than the first CD. I'm very happy the way things turned out". The next step will have the drummer and producer going over the tracks and making sure they're exactly the way they want them. Then it's on to the guitars. Due to scheduling conlicts, relocation of their studio, and the recording of the next ATTACKER CD, ATTACKER's Mike Sabatini is not be able to complete the new ARCTICFLAME project. Dave Manheimer, who recently worked on the new SYMPHONY X record, is producing ARCTICFLAME's sophomore release. ARCTICFLAME recently announced the addition of guitarist Steve Demalion to the group's ranks. Steve previously played for the '80s rock band WARRIOR, touring with them for three years throughout Canada and the U.S. Having recently moving to New Jersey from Tacoma, Washington, he answered an Internet ad placed by ARCTICFLAME, who were seeking a replacement for departed guitarist Don Dioro. Commented Mike Paradine: "Steve brings some great metal guitar work plus a high energetic stage prescence that was missing from that side of the stage. And for some reason he reminds me of Gary Moore!" For more information, visit www.ArcticFlameMetal.com.
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