D-A-D Frontman Issues Studio Update

Vocalist/guitarist Jesper Binzer of the Danish rockers D-A-D has issued the following update:

"We are in the middle of the final recordings, mixes and adjustments to what will end up as the new [D-A-D] album, 'Monster Philosophy', out on November 10 (via EMI). Mixing has begun and the end is drawing near on a two-and-a-half-year long journey with these new songs. Jon 'Joshua' Shumann is the producer/mixer. Today he's working in the Sun Studios in Copenhagen Northwest and mixes one of the 14 tracks that are left from a pool of approximately 42! I, however, go to Vanløse to a different studio — the studio we have used for dubbing for almost two months — and where Joshua's assistant Steffen and I are going to try to do a vocal track that surpasses the one I sang at the beginning of the production. The track is called 'Money Always Takes The Place Of Life'. I sing the song five-six times and after one hour we have, by putting two takes together for one long, actually 'beaten' the old version — victory!! Drive fast to the Sun Studios with the computer file and at the same time get to hear how far Joshua have come with the title track 'Monster Philosophy' — a track that was already on the first demos one-and-a-half years ago, and it's now one of the cornerstones of the album… As a headline for the sound for this track, we invented the genre 'black disco' — and now you can definitely headbang AND dance, and it sounds very convincing. Later on Stig and Cobber show up, and when Laust arrives a little after that, we approve and put the song to bed…and right there I'm ready to bet that the track will be the first single. Drive home along Nørrebrogade and enjoy the diesel fumes, to bed around 2 a.m."

Producer Jon "Joshua" Schumann has previously worked with MEW, KENT, KASHMIR and CARPARK NORTH, among others. The basic tracks were laid down in April in Long Branch, New Jersey and work continued at Mansion Studiet in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Check out the "Monster Philosophy" cover artwork below.

A rough-mix version of the new D-A-D song "Revolution" has been posted on the band's MySpace page.

"True Believer", the documentary about D-A-D filmed and directed over a 25-year-period by Torleif Hoppe — the band's so-called fifth member — will open in Danish theaters on October 10. So far, the film will be shown in the following cities: Copenhagen, Århus, Odense and Ålborg. More information will be made available soon.

Jesper Binzer and bass player Stig Pedersen of D-A-D took a break from recording their new album to appear on the "Rock and Roll Geek Show" (web site) in San Francisco. They discuss the new album, the producer and D-A-D's career.

You can download the interview as an MP3 audio file at this location.

The group's ninth studio album, "Scare Yourself" topped the album chart in Denmark upon its release in May 2005.

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