Nightfall Issues Studio Update
Guitarist Evan Hensley of the Greek metal band Nightfall has issued the following studio update:
"DAY 3: Since we had the sounds already, today went faster. Blazed through two or three of the middle tracks on the record; the recording was going super fast and we were satisfied with the sound and playing. Most amusing of the day was doing 'The Thirty Tyrants' – I winged the solo for the most part on a really low gain amp setting. Sounded weird but we liked it so we kept it! Reminds me of Arabians…"
"DAY 4: Friday had rolled around so we pushed ahead. My other guitar for most of the leads is an Ibanez RG Prestige with replacement pickups – a Dimarzio Evolution in the bridge, and a Breed in the neck. The Evo makes for a punchy lead tone (a la Steve Vai, who helped design it) so I stuck with that pickup through the Rectifier for most of the leads. Almost all of the basic tracks were done by the end of today, including one of my favorites, 'Proxima Centauri!' Best guitar part of the album is at the end of that song, in my opinion."
"Also did the solo for the last track 'Epsilon Lyrae.' Winged that one in the studio after having some difficulty fitting something over it. Also of note is that the beginning of “Archon Basileus” was totally different heading into the studio; Jörg came up with the nice idea of making it a bit more…thundering, shall we say? So we re-did everything around that and had some interesting moments with it! I think it turned out great with the harmonized squealing."
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