The Famine Posts "The Architects Of Guilt" Behind-The-Scenes Footage
North Texas death metal outfit The Famine has posted the first in a series of behind-the-scenes video blogs online in anticipation of the forthcoming album, "The Architects of Guilt." The video, which can be viewed below, was filmed during The Famine’s summer 2010 recording sessions. "The Architects of Guilt" will hit stores on February 15th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. The New Hell
2. Ad Mortem
3. We Are The Wolves
4. Turner Classic Diaries
5. Bigger Cages, Longer Chains!
6. The Crown and The Holy See
7. VII The Fraudulent
8. A Pavement Of Good Intentions
9. A Fragile Peace
10. Pyrithion House
11. To The Teeth
"The Architects of Guilt is not a sing-a-long or a feel good record; it’s the death rattle and dying breath,” explains bassist Jon Richardson. “The Famine is not here to win popularity contests, simply create metal, red in tooth and claw. The music has become faster, more technical, even abrasive and discomforting, trading sheer aggression and energy for the lifeless sweeps and mechanized beats that have come to dominate and dilute the genre. The lyrics forego empty threats and skip the subtleties, calling out the deceit and duplicity of our leaders, and the decay next door masked by a flaking white picket fence and a familiar chemical scent.”
However, the recording process for The Architects of Guilt did not go as smoothly as The Famine would have hoped. The album’s release was set back months, due to an unfortunate electrical fire in the band’s studio.
“(The firefighters) didn’t know that it was a recording studio so they busted in, hoses blazing, and what wasn’t burnt to a crisp was covered in melted napalm, because as soon as that sound-proofing and insulation catches flame, it just turns into molten goo that covers everything,” explains vocalist Nick Nowell in a recent interview with GunShyAssassin.com. “What wasn’t covered in napalm was completely soaked. We lost a lot that day, including everything we had recorded and all of the recording equipment. Everything that was in the control room.”
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