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The Members Of NightShade Get "Lost In Motion"

Bullet Tooth recording artist NightShade is on track to drop the new album “Lost In Motion” in the U.S. on April 26th, 2011. The band's new multi-genre influenced album was birthed in the famed Studio Fredman under the supervision of the legendary Fredrik Nordstrom. As fans get ready for the new release, vocalist Wayne Hudspath, guitarist Bastien Deleule, and guitarist Paul Fuzinski discussed the creation of "Lost In Motion" with Metalunderground.com.

Commenting on the many sounds to be found on the disc, Wayne stated "Well we definitely wanted to incorporate a wide variation of styles into this album. All of the songs are written with very little to almost no repetition. We treated each song very individually, but still wanted to keep a strong theme throughout the album. As a new listener, one would expect to hear a range from melodic death metal and deathcore to hardcore and electronic sounds. From start to finish you can definitely count on a unique experience."

Below you can find the band's run-down on NightShade's history, explanation on getting signed to Bullet Tooth, and thoughts on bringing together different musical influences while writing songs.

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xFiruath: Can you give me a brief rundown of NightShade’s history? When did the band get started and how do all the members know each other?

Bastien: I created NightShade about 5 years ago and after a lot of work and writing, I met Wayne Hudspath on Youtube doing vocal covers and contacted him. We then talked together, and he decided to join the band and come to Sweden to record the new album. We then talked about Paul, Jason, and Will joining the band. I met them on a previous tour in the USA and asked them to join the band.

xFiruath: Listening to your new album teaser it’s clear there are a lot of different sounds going on in the music with a range of influences. How would you describe your band to someone who hadn’t heard it yet?

Wayne: Well we definitely wanted to incorporate a wide variation of styles into this album. All of the songs are written with very little to almost no repetition. We treated each song very individually, but still wanted to keep a strong theme throughout the album. As a new listener, one would expect to hear a range from melodic death metal and deathcore to hardcore and electronic sounds. From start to finish you can definitely count on a unique experience.

xFiruath: How did you guys get hooked up with Bullet Tooth?

Bastien: I have managed the band since the beginning, and after the new album was recorded I contacted some record labels. When I saw that Trustkill didn't exist anymore, I immediately contacted Bullet Tooth. which is the new label of Josh Grabelle. From there we talked, and we finally made a deal together and here we are.

xFiruath: Tell me about the new album “Lost In Motion.” Where did you record the album and did the band do its own producing/mixing/mastering?

Wayne: Well "Lost In Motion" was actually recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman (In Flames, At The Gates, BTMH etc..) in Gothenburg, Sweden. Working with Fredrik Nordstrom and everyone else there was unreal, and they brought a great European metal sound to the finished product.

xFiruath: What do the lyrics deal with on the album and is there a continuous theme between the songs?

Bastien: All of the lyrics written for "Lost in Motion" were conjured from life experiences. From the beginning to final recording, this content is real. I really wanted to send a positive message to the listeners. If anyone has a dream they should fight until their last breath for what they believe. We wanted to intertwine this idea with a melodic story structure, so our fans can really feel our music as opposed to just listening. Hopefully we can even give them something to fight for.

xFiruath: Is there a solid release date for the album at this point?

Bastien: Yes, finally the new album "Lost in Motion" will be available on April 26th in the U.S. and May 13th in Europe.

xFiruath: How does your band approach the song writing process?

Bastien: The new album was composed over the course of two years, with the help of a great friend of mine, Fabien Letren who plays in the band Unstable from Lille. He was our session guitarist for some of our shows in Belgium. We decided to put all of our influences into this album: djent, metalcore, deathcore, electro… I think we have succeeded, and I hope that other people will think the same thing. On this album we decided to try and make a new kind of music, without copying anyone, I hope that people will be receptive of it.

xFiruath: Been to any good live shows lately or seen anything crazy at a concert in recent memory?

Paul: The last concert I can remember going to see was Scale the Summit, Cynic, and Between the Buried and Me. I can’t even remember how long ago it was but, by the line-up you can probably get a pretty good guess of how it was: amazing. I don't get to go to too many concerts cause I am busy playing my own.

xFiruath: What bands and albums have you been listening to recently?

Bastien: Emmure’s “Speaker of the dead.” I love Joey Sturgis production. Skrillex: “My name is Skrillex.” Great dubstep EP. I See Stars: “The end of the world party.” 3D album was so better... Bring Me The Horizon: “There is a hell...” And I wait the new Born Of Osiris, The Faceless, Suicide Silence, and Black Dahlia Murder.

xFiruath: Are you involved with any other bands right now?

Bastien: I work with Quintessence of versatility from France, Inbred from Spain, Hester Prynne from USA, and soon As Forever Fades from USA too. I really hope to work with many other great bands in the future, and play some shows and tours with them.

xFiruath: Anything else you’d like to discuss?

Paul: Just want to let everyone know that we will be on tour with Hester Prynne this coming April, and we will be tearing up the U.S.! So get out to our shows and get down with us, cause it’s a Nightshade party baby!

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. ZMA writes:

Good interview. I heard the teaser and that was the first taste I got from this band, and I'm pretty interested. I can't wait to hear the new album.

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