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Canadian power metal act Instanzia posted an update on the long awaiting sophomore LP "Spinning Maze." Vocalist/Guitarist Alexis Woodbury posted the following update:
"Hello everyone! After all this time I believe it’s time for a little update from the Instanzia camp!
Of course things are taking longer than planned… but isn’t this always the case? In this case it’s pretty much a lot longer than what was planned due to various reasons, including some relatively major changes in my life. The project never went out of my mind though, so it kept progressing slowly but surely.
"Due to technical problems, I had to re-record the rhythm guitars for the fourth time I believe, but now it’s all done and I’m ready to move on to demoing and then recording the vocals for the album. Most of the vocals are already written and just need demoing and practice while some still need to be mapped out. I’m keeping the lead guitars and solos as the last stage since I’m a bit exhausted with guitars now after having recorded the rhythms so many times!
"A couple of singers will be invited to participate to the choirs just like what people could hear on 'Ghosts' and this is honestly the part I’m looking forward to the most!
I won’t give an approximate release date this time as I know it’s almost always impossible to plan since we’re not professionals and I can’t guarantee I won’t get stuck during a certain stage of the production! I can only say that it’ll be released in 2014 for sure!
"As some of you may know, we’ve got an artwork done by the renowned Felipe Machado and it’s very stunning! I can’t wait to unveil it to everyone.
"I hope you guys bear with us through the long wait because it’ll be worth it! We really put a lot of effort into improving from what we had done for Ghosts and I think we succeeded in making an album that’s as catchy and melodic while being more mature, deeper, heavier, more symphonic and more painted with various synthesizer textures!" More...
Instanzia vocalist/guitarist Alexis Woodbury posted an update on the band's recordings for the upcoming sophomore LP "Spinning Maze." In the official press release, Woodbury states:
"Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I didn’t post anything really relevant about the making of our second album which is titled 'Spinning Maze' so I thought I’d do it at the moment.
"First I can say that things are progressing slowly but surely! Since the beginning of May we got drums recorded, rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars and bass. I had to spend quite a while editing those tracks in between but don’t get me wrong; I’m not editing those tracks to reach an overly modern and edited sound. I just do that to ensure that everything fits correctly in the context of the songs and that nothing unwanted or crappy makes its way on the final print :D. I also put the final touch on all the synths and orchestrations with Marc-Éric Martel who helped a lot and programmed the virtual analog synth sounds and that took a while since those are taking more place in the songs now than they did on 'Ghosts' and also because 'Ghosts' was done over a period much longer than what we expect to spend making this one.
"At the moment I’m doing basic track comping, sorting out stuff and placing the piano tracks Mathieu Fiset recorded in the songs in order to have every instrument in place when I’ll get to the vocals. I plan on spending a few weeks practicing vocals, rewriting some lines and everything before moving on to recording all of the vocals and finally lead guitars and solos! That’ll also serve as a break from the non-stop Pro Tools work I’ve been doing, heheh. It’s still quite a long way since all those elements’ importance is paramount!
"I’ve also been figuring out who will participate in the big yummy choirs we intend to have on this album and I can say it’ll give pretty nice results!! We’ve also ensured Felipe Machado as our cover artist for the album. You guys all know the works he’s done for the likes of Rhapsody of Fire, Luca Turilli, Blind Guardian and way, way more! I think we can expect a totally kickass piece of art as our cover for this one!
"So that’s about it for now! I can tell you guys that this album won’t disappoint you! Feel free to ask any question regarding the album to the band except if you plan on asking us about a release date! I aim to have the album finished by April but nothing is guaranteed! We’ll keep you up to date at every step!
"Thanks a lot for your interest, stay up to date and spread the word!!! Rock on!"
Canadian power metal band Instanzia's posted the first two studio reports for the making of the band's sophomore LP "Spinning Maze." The first two parts of the video series, dubbed "Into The Maze : The Making of Spinning Maze" can be seen below. The band has been in the studio in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec recording the follow up to the 2010 debut "Ghosts" and will be producing the new album themselves. No release date has been set.
Check out Part I: Drums here:
Check out Part II : Rhythm Guitars here: More...
Montreal, Canada power metal act Instanzia have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Ghosts," was produced by Alexis Woodbury and Francis Gagne, and was mastered by Peter In de Betou.
"Ghosts" track listing:
2. Ghosts of the Past
3. Power of the Mind
4. Charmin Deceiver
5. Heavenly Hell
6. A Genius Who Believes
7. The Key
8. The Desert Fox