Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished tracking the drums for their fifth full-length CD at Stockholm's Polar Studios and will spend the next few weeks completing the recordings with a view towards releasing the as-yet-untitled effort in early 2003, according to the latest online posting from frontman Zak Tell."We have been writing and recording demo tracks for more than half a year now and we are finally ready to start doing the final recording sessions for the album," Tell wrote. "Hopefully we will be ready by the beginning of November, which means that we will most likely be able to have an album in the stores by late January, if everything goes as planned. We're on a strict deadline now, which I think will be good for us, because it means we have to be more focused and more time effective. I just hope we can get all the bits and pieces in place in time. We have just recorded drum tracks for 13 songs with Jacob Hellner in Polar Studios. Yes, the same Jacob that produced our first, second and fourth CD and also all of RAMMSTEIN's albums. "Right now we are in our studio editing all the drum tracks on our computer, and when that is done, we will move on and record all the bass and guitar parts, additional drum loops, noises and finally vocals. To make things even more stressful, we have to start thinking about cover ideas for the album and a title for it as soon as possible and also start thinking about video ideas and take photos for the press and CD booklet, so it's going to be busy busy busy these next six weeks or so."
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