ALL THAT REMAINS: In Pre-Production Mode

Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS are currently recording their fourth album at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, CANNAE).

Commented frontman Phil Labonte: "The guys got here [in Florida] on Wednesday and we started pre-production. It didn't take long for the stuff to come together.

"Jason is a great producer and he has had some really great ideas that we tried out and all most every time they worked out wonderfully.

"It's lookin' like it's gonna be 11 new songs. We have a cover in the works but I'm not gonna let the cat out of the bag yet. Don't worry, it's a pretty sweet song and it's not some song from the '80s like every other band does. It's a great song that never really got the attention it deserved.

"So yeah, 11 new ATR originals. Lots of 'em are kinda short. Which I like, 'cause I have ADD so bad it's crazy.

"Some stuff is very different from anything we've done before. That makes me pretty happy. We don't wanna be the band that puts out the same disc two or three times in a row. There's some pretty rockin stuff, some heavy stuff, LOTS of solos, and LOTS and LOTS of double bass. We like to keep Jason [Costa, drums] feeling like he's more of a marathon runner than playing the drums.

"So yeah, the long and the short of it: the disc is coming together. Late August or early September it should be in stores and on iTunes."

ALL THAT REMAINS most recently completed a winter headlining tour across North America with support from CHIMAIRA, BLACK TIDE, DIVINE HERESY and LIGHT THIS CITY. Due up next is a nearly month-long stint on the main stage of Warped Tour 2008.

MySpace's "A Place for Metal" recently posted a video interview with Phil Labonte featuring fan questions posed by Metal Sanaz. Watch the footage below.

ALL THAT REMAINS' latest effort, "The Fall of Ideals", saw a July 2006 release through Prosthetic Records. Also recently released were a reissue of the band's previously out-of-print debut "Behind Silence and Solitude" as well as the band's first-ever DVD, "Live".


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