Hey there, party people! You might have noticed that I just wrote about these guys a little over a week ago, when I learned that they had a new three-track EP ready to be released at the beginning of next month. At that time, I told you that Axis was being released through Black Iron Records as a digital download on Bandcamp, on the first of November — which is just two more days away, so hopefully you’re as excited as I am about that!
As it turns out, the band recently hit Track and Field studios (Chapel Hill NC) with engineer Nick Petersen, not only to record the three tracks that make up the new Axis EP, but also to begin working on another full-length — the follow-up to this summer’s Trephine (reviewed here)!
According to Scott Endres (guitar):
[The EP]’s not meant to be a cohesive statement but rather ideas we had which didn’t necessarily fit in with the material we’ve been preparing for the next LP. I think the EP format is perfect for that sort of thing… allowing an artist to express different ideas which perhaps don’t fit in within the context of some other greater whole. I suppose we could have added a few more minutes of music to this and called it a short LP but this isn’t the statement we’re looking to make in following Trephine. We see this more as an appetizer or aperitif. Sonically though, it’s both more psychedelic, more metal and less metal than we’ve previously been. In that order.
Well. Once again, I certainly look forward to seeing what November brings, and at the same time I’m thrilled to report that the band’s next album (not yet titled) should be finished sometime in 2013…