Today I've been going through the first of the two uncompleted songs. Chorus of this 1st one has haunted me for almost a year now, so it's a good sign and I should probably use it! Rehearsals with only a single guitar, however, everything went very fine. The doom and a strange epic-50's song from the end of the forthcoming album sounded very good.
My new beloved guitar was recently adjusted in to perfection, thanks Lottonen! Schecter is extremely light to play and Seymour Duncan pick-ups pick up(!) playing very precisely. Good for metal!
Baking bread (literally) at my home, it became out good, I used both oat and wheat. At the same time, I hopped in studio, where I'm laying demo synths for a song, which is pretty heavy, but also influenced by 90's artists from Sweden, like Dr. Alban. Pretty scary, isn't it?;) Beautiful moon tonight.
Teemal was busy with his other responsibilities, so we pulled rehearsals without the ancient bass master. Day before today, I decided to prepare again demo backing tape for the new song, alias Dr. Alban, for the rehearsals. The structure of this faster riff-ladden druid metal piece was completed much faster than I thought it could done usually, so I gave it a go. Sounded very nice, we took few refreshments in honour of that, skool.;)
The last lyrics are pouring out! This song will be the longest one on the album and it will break totally new ground for us. I'm very excited.:)
Rehearsals w/ bass and drums. All went fine, except that I later managed to hurt my back (while sleeping, how can you do that? I can).
Yesterday I wrote a (probably) verse part for the last song, no lyrics yet but a humming melody! Later in the evening, watching probably the best movie in the world, 'The Wicker Man' (original 1973 version by Robin Hardy). The DVD included interesting interviews with the director, Christopher Lee etc. And of course, Britt Ekland rules. Should buy the soundtrack someday, great music of Paul Giovanni plus the oldest song in the world...
Today we will have he last band rehearsals of this decade!
Earlier, on the afternoon, while travelling to home by train, I wrote the remaining verses and finalised the chorus for the last, still incomplete song. The verse lyrics are very odd and the chorus is the most sorrowful in he history of our band. It could be that I have to make 2 versions of this song. The other one will be very long and the other one will be short.
In the rehearsals, we browsed through lots of new songs, it seems that the forthcoming album won't represent very standard gothic metal.;)
Happy and Mysterious New Year and a New Decade!!