Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has entered Dead Rat and Antfarm Studios with producer Jacob Bredahl (ex-HATESPHERE) to begin recording its sophomore album for a summer/fall release via an as-yet-undetermined record label.
Commented vocalist Max Christensen: "We knew that our sound had changed a lot before we went into the studio. We've gone from hardcore with a twist of rock 'n' roll — to rock 'n' roll with a twist of hardcore. It was a guideline we all agreed upon as we felt that we had grown in our expression since the debut album. It was harder to emotionally decipher our own guitar riffs and why should it all be so complex with the recording of [PILGRIMZ' debut album] 'Boar Riders'? 'Just play 3-4 chords that rock and we'll take it from there!' it came from our guitarist after the first new-album rehearsal one year ago...
"Simplicity has been the backbone of the new album — no voc-align/autotunes plug-ins, and no cheating in the production. It should be as vivid as possible and with the imperfections that naturally occur in the studio. Therefore, the choice of producer fell on Jacob Brehdal who despises overproduced bands. He is also an opponent of beat-detective that many metal bands frequently use...
"The new album will be much more in-your-face, dirty, and honest. And many of the tracks features new developments in the form of strings, girl choir and dirty guitar solos, etc.
"We read in a newpaper that guitarist Jacob Binzer from the legendary D-A-D was crazy about our music, so we asked him to guest on a track and luckily he said yes. Furthermore, we have Mort Harder from THE DEFECTORS on guest vocal, which helps to refine our expression even more!"
PILGRIMZ' "Shake-A-Feather" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Boar Riders", which was released in Europe in June 2008 via I Scream Records. The CD was recorded with producer Jacob Hansen (HATESPHERE, MNEMIC, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, RAUNCHY, MAROON) at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and was mixed by Tue Madsen at his Antfarm studios (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, CATARACT). Artwork duties were handled by R. Black (MISFITS, BJÖRK).
Photo credit: Anis Dhiman