FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla:
"Well, it has been awhile and much has been going on. First and foremost, TEMPLEWITHIN has signed a deal with Black Lotus Records. Details will be announced in the next few days. We started recording the album and I am very happy with the drum sounds that Joe Marlett has gotten. I have learned a few new tricks (I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks) and am amazed at the live, acoustic sound that we got. Wayne has finished most of the guitars and most of the bass. Gregg will be out to sing in the next couple weeks. The album is scheduled for a May 2006 release.
"Since I have been very busy with all of the organization and tracking of the album, I have not had much time to play. I finally got a chance to sit back down at the kit and had the time of my life. I just set up kick, snare, hat and ride cymbal. I have spent so much time the last few months working on parts, then recording them, then revising them that I forgot what it was like to just play and not think. I already came up with a few ideas for the next album. There is something about just sitting down and playing from what is inside. All the players know what I am talking about.
"So that is what has been going on. I will keep you posted as things develop. Hope all have a happy holiday season."
TEMPLEWITHIN have uploaded several photos and audio clips of the songs "Swept Away", "Deeper" and "Another Planet, Another Sun" at Zonder's official web site.