Finnish metal band Amoral have announced they have entered the studio to begin recording their, as of yet untitled, sixth album. The drums for the album will be recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland by Janne Saksa and will then move to Helinski and Kupio where the vocals will be produced by Marco Hietala. The album will be mixed by Mikko Karmila and set for release later this year via The End Records.
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The album will be a follow up to the bands 2012 album Beneath which was also released by The End Records.
Guitarist Ben Varon commented:
“Working with Janne has always been a lucrative proposition, but after four albums together, we felt like it would be healthy to try new approaches to making an album, Spending a weekend with Janne recording the drums gives us a welcome illusion of familiarity and security, before we take the plunge for ourselves. As for working with Marco, it’s something we have discussed since Ari [Koivunen, vocals] joined the band, but due to conflicting schedules this is the first time we get to test out this working combo”
“We’re kind of in the prog-phase that we started exploring on the opening and closing songs from [2011's] ‘Beneath’,”We felt like those were the pieces that the band enjoyed playing and listening to the most, and much to our surprise, it seemed to be what the audience responded to as well. When the first new songs started coming along, they where leaning in this direction, so I asked the band what they would think if for the first time in the history of Amoral, we would actually concentrate on putting the music in a somewhat defined framework instead of featuring all sorts of musical idioms from song to song. The idea of a more progressive and metal album sounded good to every one. Not that we could write an genre specific album this time either! There’s a lot of side paths taken on this one too, but not to the extent as on the previous two records. We thought long and hard about the mixing engineer for this album and we feel that Karmila is the guy who will make this music play in the best possible way,”
The album will be mixed by Mikko Karmila, who is no stranger to dealing with large conceptual pieces.