WOVENWAR, the new band featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California based metal act AS I LAY DYING, and Shane Blay (vocals) of OH, SLEEPER, documented the recording process of its self-titled debut album. Hipa applied his finely honed video skills to this series of videos, as well as the videos already available for streaming at Wovenwar.com. The first studio clip features a candid looking at Mancino tracking his parts for the record. The CD, which is due later summer via Metal Blade Records, was recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (DESCENDENTS, BLACK FLAG), with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM).
Mancino reflects on the recording process for the new album: "It's weird to think that I finished tracking drums for this WOVENWAR record over five months ago.
"What an amazing and powerful experience it was being back in the studio creating and tracking with Nick, Phil, and Josh, and for the first time with Shane.
"Our past studio experiences together have always been done with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. With this WOVENWAR record, we carried that same dedication of efficiency, but with more room and purpose to create while in the studio.
"This being the first time in the studio with Shane, it was easy to tell that he shares the same dedication as the four us.
"Having Bill and Jason as producers, Daniel and Joseph as engineers, as well Colin and Carl for mixing, I couldn't have imagined a more epic team of dudes to be part of this record. The history we all have together set the tone and comfort for this recording process, but what was accomplished was much more than I ever imagined.
"I am honored to be part of this record and honored to stand alongside my fellow bandmates and production team as we begin this process of showing 'All Rise' to the world."
WOVENWAR has just released its first single, titled "All Rise", off the band's upcoming self-titled debut. Fans can now head over to the band's official web site, Wovenwar.com, to hear the very first material released by the band, which is the mastered version that will appear on the album — not the final mix as previously reported.
AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis in Febraury pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife.
The singer remains free on $2 million bond until he is sentenced later this month.
AS I LAY DYING's sixth album, "Awakened", sold around 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in September 2012 via Metal Blade Records, the CD was produced by Bill Stevenson and was mixed by Colin Richardson.