CREATION'S TEARS Debut Delayed
"Methods To End It All", the debut album from Northern Ireland's melodic melancholy metallers CREATION'S TEARS, has had its projected release date pushed back to the summer after the band's frontman, Brian "Eddie" Reynolds, was struck down with serious food poisoning.
The remaining three vocal lines will be completed in Eddie's home studio which he now intends to christen Cure For Poison Studio for the album's credits.
Final production, mixing and mastering duties will be undertaken by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, INME) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in the coming weeks.
"Methods To End It All" will feature a guest appearance by former PARADISE LOST/MARSHALL LAW drummer Lee Morris.
Following his departure from PARADISE LOST in 2004, the sticksman — who appeared on such classics as PARADISE LOST's "Draconian Times" and "One Second" — has been involved in teaching drums to aspiring young musicians as well as keeping active on the session circuit.
Stated Lee Morris: "When I was first contacted by CREATION'S TEARS about playing on their album, I'll be honest and say that I didn't really have any great desire to re-visit this style of playing again, as after nearly a decade of touring and recording with PARADISE LOST, I'd kinda just about exhausted my enthusiasm for this scene. However, after hearing this band's demos and being really impressed by the new fresh ideas they had, plus their incredible ambition, it became a bit of a no-brainer, really, on my involvement on this record.
"I am looking forward to tracking the drums with the band! I think CREATION'S TEARS will certainly impress quite a few people when this album is released."
When quizzed on influences and musical direction, Reynolds stated, "We draw influences from bands as diverse as HIM and ANATHEMA to METALLICA and IN FLAMES, but I like to think of CREATION'S TEARS more as music for the emotionally disturbed, the suicidal, and those who have been oppressed by the female of the species."
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Vocal recording sessions for the CD were already well underway with co-producer David Castillo (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH) at Ghost Ward Studios in Stockholm when Eddie contracted the illness. Bassist Ian Coulter said, "I've known Eddie all my life, and he never gets sick, so I knew this was serious!" He added, "Despite being sick, he still travelled to the studio each day for the bass sessions. It was funny; sometimes when we thought he was asleep, he'd mumble some defamatory comment about a bass line not being quite right!"
Eddie, who is now recovering at his home in Northern Ireland, said, "It's so frustrating. There are only three lines of vocals left to do!"
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