The Famine (TX) Shoot Music Video; Offer Update On New Jason Suecof-Produced Effort

The Famine recently wrapped up filming a new video for an as-yet unspecified track from their forthcoming album “The Architects Of Guilt“. The group enlisted the services of director Michael Dalton (The Showdown, War Of Ages) for the shoot. More details are expected shortly.

The band have also finished tracking their new album and are currently having it mixed by Jason Suecof (Chimaira, All That Remains). Speaking on the album, band drummer Mark Garza offered the following update:

“We are done recording the new record with Braxton Henry and its being mixed by Jason Suecof as I write this. Undoubtedly, this record will be a defining moment and drastic departure from TRATR, with a darker and unnervingly heavier tone and pace of anything we have ever done. Completely unhinged, I believe because of the anger and emotions we went through over the past year. I feel that we accomplished what we set out to do as far as this recording was concerned considering all of the obstacles that were put in front of us.

Andrew, Nick-Wayne, and Jon out did themselves in the studio for sure. Nick-Wayne is a dynamic singer and really let his balls hang out on this one. Jon gives us back-bone that we really wanted to open up the tone and depth of our sound and Andrew came to the table with his A-game for sure and did exactly what I knew he could do. You will hear stuff on this record that you have never heard before, no kidding.

It sounds pretentious, I know, and I hate talking about a recording that you guys have not heard yet because it sounds like typical platitudes that every band says about their new record being heavy and what-not. However, those of you that know us know that we mean what we say. Having said that, we had a crew in the studio recording everything we did for posterity sake because of what im about to tell you. What we did on this record is US.

When you listen to metal these days it has become evident that it has gone to the bad place with all the editing, quantizing, and digital manipulation done that takes otherwise good bands and polishes up their records and makes them all shiny perfect clones of each other. I dont want any part of that. Dont get me wrong I dont want a sonically bad record and there were a few areas that I power f’d a fill or had a timing issue to correct, but performance wise, what you hear is me.

I love the fact that you will hear quirks and variations the way you you would hear them on an old Carcass record or Pantera record. Many people may not care that much about this stuff, they may just want a mean record, I just know that this will mean a lot to the people that do care about the legitimacy of a band trying to be organic and real in a sea of clones. Anyhow, I incorporated techniques and tempos that I had never done before to try to best fit the mood and direction that the new songs were headed.

This record is hands down faster that TRATR, and coming from a different place than our last record musically. I think the biggest differences you will notice are the vocals and drums. Vocally, Nick-Wayne is one of the most dynamic singers I have ever heard. His low vocals are just horrifying and his highs are piercing. We will be having updates coming over the next few days announcing the title of the record, and the track listing as well as the vlog that was done in the studio. it all should be hitting the fan soon. Bye for now……”

Suffer Well (CA) Featuring Bleeding Through Frontman Posts Music From Forthcoming Century Media Full-Length

Sometimes some of the most creative music is derived from the combination of artists from different spectrums of the music world. One such band has undoubtedly created a sound for themselves and caught the attention of Century Media Records recently. Mick Kenney is a highly respected titan of vitriolic underground metal in the form of his legendary band Anaal Nathrakh and Brandan Schieppati is best known as the curator of Bleeding Through, one of the most aggressive and innovative American metal bands in recent memory.

Now these two virtuosos have teamed up to form Suffer Well (formerly Sorrows) and the result is a hammer-to-the-skull exercise in guitar coupled with live-wire electronics and topped off with both Schieppati’s unmistakable bloody bark and a surprisingly melodic sensibility. The duo has inked a deal with Century Media Records, making sure that this truly epic LP will see a worldwide release in 2011. Fans have the opportunity to visit the official Suffer Well MySpace page for a chance to hear a brand new track, “Treachery” from the upcoming full length.

“I wanted to stay away from what was ‘expected’,” says British native Kenney. “I wanted to create music that broke the rules and could not be described as falling into a particular genre. I wrote this from the heart.” Suffer Well is already in rehearsal for what will be a busy touring schedule in 2011 alongside a live band that features former members of 18 Visions and Combichrist.

“Suffer Well has elements from both of our other bands but with its own identity and uniqueness,” states Brandan. “I can’t wait for people to hear and see what we’ve created.”