DARKANE Launches Studio Video Diary

Drummer Peter Wildoer of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has issued the following update from the recording sessions for the group's new studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records:

"This is our first post from the studio. We entered the studio on Monday the 18th of February. We still don't have our own studio since the old one was flooded this past summer so we're renting another studio here in Helsingborg where we set up all our own equipment. Like usual when DARKANE is in the studio, we had tons of bad luck so it took four days setting up the studio, changing all cables that suddenly were broken, changing toms that sounded bad in this recording room and so on; quite frustrating when you just want to start recording.

"I've laid down drums on 14 tracks and we'll see how many end up on the final CD. It's hard to tell what direction the record is taking but it definitely sounds like DARKANE and with lots of fast songs. I came up with some cool improvised parts and I also had to take some time 'writing' some typical Wildoer parts in the studio.

"Right now we're recording guitars and almost half of the songs are done. The guitar sound is killer, in my opinion. Right now, Chris [Christofer Malmström, guitar] is shredding so his fingers bleed and Klas [Ideberg, guitar] has also done some insane riffing. Next week Jörgen [Löfberg] will start recording the bass and Chris and Klas will continue with melody and solo guitars. We will also be posting a video diary for this album. You can view the first installment below."

DARKANE played its first show with new singer Jens Broman (CONSTRUCDEAD, THE DEFACED) in November 2007 at the ProgPower Scandinavia festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to Malmström, "Jens enjoyed every second of the show, and so did the rest of us. Our former vocalist Andreas was in the audience to support us, and he was very postive afterwards... along with the rest of the crowd."

DARKANE's upcoming DVD was shot in May 2006 in the band's hometown of Helsingborg, Sweden.

DARKANE has been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2008. The sixth annual metal festival will take place on Friday/Saturday, May 2-3, at The Pearl Room in Mokena, IL. There will also be an official Powerfest "kick-off" show on May 1, featuring ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, TYR and ELUVEITIE, who will be making a stop along their Paganfest tour.

Studio Diary Part 1:


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