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 Post subject: NEW TRACK ONLINE / MORE ALBUM 4 NEWS
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:10 am 
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Hey everyone.

Here's a few bits of (hopefully!) interesting news. I've uploaded a demo version of a new song from the (currently untitled) upcoming Mithras album to Myspace, Facebook, Last FM and YouTube (coming soon). The track in question is called 'Time Never Lasts', and is a demo recording of one of the tracks which makes up the new record; meaning almost everything on the track will be re-recorded for the album proper. This track isn't necessarily one of the most ambitious on the record, but is very "Mithras-esque", who'd have thought it! Writing for the next record is still well underway, but since it's been so long since 'Behind The Shadows Lie Madness' came out I wanted to give a tangible update regarding my progress. Thanks to Lee du-Caine for helping me get such a good mix on the track too, which shows a little bit of where we're going to go sonically with this one when we hit the studio.

As anyone who's heard the track might have noticed, and some people are already aware; in addition to playing guitar and drums, I'm also doing vocals and bass on this track. So here comes the next announcement: the next Mithras record is going to be me flying solo, playing all the instruments and doing vocals. This was in some ways a very hard decision to make, but in other ways an astoundingly easy one, which I think is going to work out for the best for me personally, and isn't really a reflection on anyone else. I was fortunate enough to have many viable options on this record as to who could perform on it (from live and ex-members) but after very careful consideration regarding practicalities and all the hard work which goes into a new record, not to mention much soul searching, I decided the best possible outcome for the record was for me to work alone.

Expounding on previous news announcements, Mithras live shows and any other musical projects are firmly off my agenda for the near future, so I can concentrate totally on the new record. Once the new record is in the can I'd like to play some shows and hopefully I can hook up with some of my comrades to do so.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:20 am 
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I was at work when I initially found out you'd put the demo up, with only my mobile to try to listen to it; but to no avail.
I must admit I nearly smashed the fucking thing up when I realised it wouldn't play the track :lol:
However, it was worth the wait. I love how the track builds up and then breaks down into the ambient section just after the 3 min mark. It's yet another Mithras track with the capacity to send shivers down the spine (if not you just don't have a soul).
I don't need to know the reasons why you decided to go it alone when the music's this fucking great 8)
Kudos to you for the vocals Leon - they're excellent :D
Like I said on Facebook - I think the new album is going to be rather special.

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I haven't quite got my head around the song yet, but it sounds quite cool - the brutal opening especially.
The vocals are not what I expected... they're really great, quite similar to Rayner in a way.

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Awesome job Leon! Love the new track.
The vocals are amazingly close to Rayner's! True Mithras song.


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Great song, and I know it's just the start of something special from number 4!


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Perhaps it is not my place to say, but maybe the beginning of the song could use a little bit of fine-tuning? It's hard to describe, but structurally the beginning seems a bit off. But, that's just my opinion, and I probably just need to get used to the song and the sound. The rest of it is perfect, though. No doubt about it. It's definitely a brutal Mithras track either way.

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never mind, hopefully you'll prefer some of the other bits on the record :lol:

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Leon wrote:
never mind, hopefully you'll prefer some of the other bits on the record :lol:


There should be an evil laugh sound effect to accompany that smiley lol

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I had the same problem as Weasel, except I was in San Francisco for a week and nearly smashed up my mobile!

It sounds great, I just can't wait to hear the whole album to see how the songs flow together.


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Minions Engage wrote:

It sounds great, I just can't wait to hear the whole album to see how the songs flow together.


This is my thinking as well. I reckon its gonna be something great, that is well worth the wait! Prity sure my singing is better though Macey :wink: :lol:

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i'm not surprised you prefer your vocal hehe :lol: . This demo track is the first thing i've ever recorded in this style of vocal. While I'm sure it'll be similar to Rayner's voice in some ways (considering that I planned the vocal patterns for the lions share of our songs in the past there's bound to be some similarities) but there's some differences in pronunciation and diction as i want something a bit sharper and punchier while still sounding deep and horrible. Right now i'm just doing what comes naturally and its working out pretty well.

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Leon wrote:
i'm not surprised you prefer your vocal hehe :lol: . This demo track is the first thing i've ever recorded in this style of vocal. While I'm sure it'll be similar to Rayner's voice in some ways (considering that I planned the vocal patterns for the lions share of our songs in the past there's bound to be some similarities) but there's some differences in pronunciation and diction as i want something a bit sharper and punchier while still sounding deep and horrible. Right now i'm just doing what comes naturally and its working out pretty well.


Its sounding great, can't wait to hear the finished album.

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I haven't been here in quite a spell. Gonna check the track now, interesting to hear your flying solo on this one leon. Can't wait for the new record! Any news on how many tracks are finished?

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To be brutally honest; I've not done much work on the new record recently; I've got a lot of mixing and recording on the go and have been having a break from anything Mithras related, i'll get back into it soon enough I guess.

I've already had some interest from some decent labels who'd like to release album 4 so that's cool :D

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Leon wrote:
To be brutally honest; I've not done much work on the new record recently; I've got a lot of mixing and recording on the go and have been having a break from anything Mithras related, i'll get back into it soon enough I guess.

I've already had some interest from some decent labels who'd like to release album 4 so that's cool :D
I hear you there, I took a break from trigon myself, was to close to the project if ya know what I mean, but now I am 'feeling it' again and will start guitar tracking later this month. If you have time I would love to have ya mix a track just to hear what it would sound like :wink: kudos on the label mate hope everything works out for the best, I just been listening to worlds and behind the shadows the past few days and like I a drug I am craving more of your musical genius, I wanna new drug lol

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