There are a lot of factors into why I haven't released the album yet. Some of it is due to procrastination and some of it is a legitimate reason. Here's a list:
- I've really struggled writing lyrics. Writer's block exists for musicians too! Some was too redundant and some I couldn't think of a theme.
- Some songs I wasn't 100% satisfied with, so I modified/added parts
- I re-did drums for a few tracks that needed better transitions between riffs
- I've been busy with school!
- My album artist has had difficulty completing the artwork.
I can't promise when the album will be released, but it's much closer today than it was last week! I'm hoping by the end of this month.
I can say that the following are officially complete with the album: Drums, Guitars, and Keyboards. Right now I am focusing on final touches, writing vocals, and recording the vocals. From the last update I deleted 2 songs, rewrote one entirely, and wrote 2 new songs. I'm pretty happy with the way this record is turning out so far. I'm making minor adjustments here and there because I want this album to come out really strong. That's it for now.
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 :)