NEVERMORE: First Footage From The Studio Posted Online

NEVERMORE's Van Williams entered a studio on August 7 in the band's hometown of Seattle with producer (and SOILWORK guitarist) Peter Wichers (who previously worked with NEVERMORE vocalist Warrel Dane on Dane's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine") to begin recording the drums for the band's new album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy".

Commented Van: "It is day 3 [of recording] and we are moving along nicely, I think. first day was all getting tones and setting up and yesterday I got two songs done. Today [Sunday, August 9], I will be shooting for three!"

In a posting on his Twitter profile, Dane revealed that NEVERMORE is recording two cover songs during the current sessions: "The Crystal Ship" by THE DOORS and "Transmission" by THE TEA PARTY.

Video footage of Williams and Gregg Keplinger — who came by to tune the drums for the sessions — can be viewed below. Van said, "Not only a fantastic drummer in his own right, [Gregg] can also come down to the studio and fine-tune drums!"

Williams added, "It was an honor for me to meet the man with many awesome stories from his time on the road and music in general. I urge you to do some Googling on him and visit his site if you do not already know who he is. And he makes snares!"

The rest of the instruments will be tracked at Wichers' studio in North Carolina. Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD) will once again be handling mixing duties.

The follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor" is tentatively due in early 2010 via Century Media Records.

Commented Dane: "These songs are full of newfound rage, lyrically and musically. Jeff Loomis has come up with some amazing new riffs that will no doubt please old and new fans alike. Also, I think the combination of Peter and Andy will result in something very, very special."

Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Emptiness Unobstructed" and "Without Morals".

NEVERMORE's "The Year Of The Voyager" DVD last year entered the German DVD chart at position No. 82.


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