DENDURA, the female-fronted, progressive metal band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently entered the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, DOKKEN) to begin recording its new album for a 2009 release.Guitarist Steve Wethy has issued the following update: "We began setting up and recording with Neil again last week. I'm blown away at how everything sounds so far. The songs have all the attitude and energy of a live show, but with a massive wall of incredibly clear sound. The rhythm guitars are nearly finished and sound fucking unholy! "We made a lot of adjustments to our guitars to set up using slightly heavier strings and keep them sounding in tune and adding a little more zazz. One thing Neil suggested was to use foam under the strings behind the bridge and above the nut to eliminate a weird ringing sound on Paul's [Stein, guitar] C-7. That was totally new to me. And we're constantly tuning and using fresh strings (which is really cool actually, we've never seen this kind of attention to detail and we're grateful for it)."
DENDURA last year inked a deal with KillZone Records. According to a press release, DENDURA are a perfect fit for KillZone "because they stand out from the norm in terms of talent, ability and marketability, bringing a presence of their own. They present an unforgettable approach to progressive metal that builds and weaves dark themes with the allure of sensual mystery. Their music and sound calls from a past that touches both the primal and inquisitive nature of our souls. They combine powerful, heavy music that drives like the shifting sands, carrying vocals like rising smoke and invoking the ghosts of a land and time long passed, but never forgotten." DENDURA previously put out a self-released album, "New Life", and contributed a song to the award-winning film "Broken". For more information, visit www.myspace.com/denduraband.