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Woods Of Ypres Issues "Woods 4: The Green Album" Recording Update

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Woods of Ypres has issued the following update about the recording of their new album:

"My Dear Myspace Woodsfolk... Reflecting on this past week of guitar recording in the studio... I had a real feeling of satisfaction today, after having performances of carefully shaped riffs finally recorded for a new WOODS album, riffs of which had first been written as early as July 2007, while sitting on my bed in my apartment in Seoul, Korea, at the very beginning of my year in exile. At the time, I bought a cheap electric guitar to travel abroad with and when I got there, I bought a small Korean made, 5 watt practice amp to allow me to 'plug in' and play. It was quite the humbling experience in many ways. Change was overwhelming and everything sounded bad. Horrible. In an attempt to do something to keep me distracted, I just started writing again. Writing riffs, setting them aside. Writing thoughts, setting them aside, too. ...not knowing what would become of those expressions.

"Over time, a time I hardly remember, the riffs met with those thoughts and words and became new WOODS songs. The thought of this 'next' WOODS album weighed heavily on my mind these last two years, since the release of 'Woods III'. The constant feeling of needing to be working on it was seemingly always present, always a distraction while working on other things, fulfilling other obligations, doing what needed to be done to 'get by' between albums. And now, drums are recorded, guitars are almost completely recorded, bass soon to be done, two years' worth of somewhat carefully selected personal quotes written out on green recipe cards, soon to be ultimately filed away into a verse...vocal preparation well underway (the car is still the best place to rehearse, IMO).

"I must have lost all sense of time. A time that once felt nearly motionless eventually passed and two years somehow flew by quickly afterwards. I can't believe we'll have a new album out soon. I mean, I still have much work ahead of me this month, and I will be disciplined with myself enough to remain committed to the work, dedicate my time and put in the effort, allowing no justification for any regrets by the time it's done. It will be the best it can possibly be. Already, what we have meets my standards of expression and kicks my ass sonically with crushing drums and all that low-end chug of Marshall blown speaker winds. You will soon enter a great hall of power and sound that is, WOODS 4: The GREEN Album. We are accepting pre-orders to help us with our production. All the details below. Please message me if you have any questions. Thanks for reading! See you on tour across Ontario and Western Canada in August, and see you in October, with the new album!"

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