I've been spending the last few months really focusing on my new album. With this, I can officially claim that I am done writing the album. The drums are done recording and I will spend the next month or two recording the guitars, vocals, and finishing up the keyboards as some of those are finished. I will also be producing a lyrics video for Phonoi and a video mix of Baphomet, two songs from the upcoming album.
I have decided to name the new album "e(volve)". It has two meanings: one being the evolution and creation of mankind. The other meaning, e volve, Galician for returning, or going back. The album tells a story of the creation of the universe and mankind, who ultimately destroy themselves and the world with them. A very talented artist will be doing my artwork :)
While working on Tutelary I had squashed some bugs, added some mini-games so you're rewarded for exploring, and started work on the three towers (act 4 of 5). Unfortunately, for some unknown reason the towers were completely lost! Thankfully, all the smashed bugs and mini-games remained. I have no idea how any of this happened since I keep the project in my Dropbox folder.
Despite this setback the project is going very well. I plan to open up the Kickstarter here very soon. I want to make sure that the core of the game is working for those people who plan to pay for the tier where you can get the game in it's current state (very alpha build). All the documentation and banking information is setup and ready so I just need to work on the video at this point after the core mechanics function properly.
First thing you'll probably notice is a new layout for the site. The other one was just overwhelming so I wanted to make it simple. The next thing you'll notice is the "Interesting Articles." I spend a lot of time reading random articles around the web and I'm afraid that someday they may disappear over time so I decided to create a new section. Besides, I'd like to share them :)
Work on Tutelary is still going on and I'm working on a video for the kickstarter. I have also been having a friend test the game out and let me know what to change/fix, since the kickstarter will offer the option of the game in alpha stage. I want to make sure the core mechanics of the game work.
I have officially started writing the new album. I have one song done and another in progress with several core ideas in my head for future songs. I am going to take my time writing this album and make sure every song is something I can be proud of. I will feature other songs on the album I have already recorded and finished producing, but never included in an album. I will also re-mix and re-master my first (and only) album and attach them to this album as well. Again, I'm very proud of my first album, but a lot of people didn't really like the recording (which was intentional). I will make sure their sound is more "modern." I am approaching this album from a much different style, but it's still very much black metal. If I could compare it to anything I would say imagine Enslaved and Carpathian Forest having a baby.