MNEMIC: Studio Update

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following studio report on the band's official blog:

"We have been, once again, nothing but busy in the studio tracking our 33rd album. Now, let's back up a bit, 2.5 weeks ago, Brian [Rasmussen, drums] did a phenomenal job on nailing 13 songs at the Track Record studio. For the guitars, we relocated to a different studio (!) called the David Harvey Building, in downtown L.A., and started tracking with Jeremy Blair (he's also worked with GUNS N' ROSES and our beer-boozin'-drinkin' buddies in DEVILDRIVER).

"The first couple of days we experimented with a bunch of different heads and setups, and not to mention, a bunch of different string gauges, because of our new and different tuning. We have been using ESPs, Caparisons and Jackson guitars to make the sound more diverse in comparison to the last album, where we had just recorded everything on only one guitar. As for the heads, we have combined Kranks, Diesel, ISP and VHTs, again very different from last album. Rune [Stigart, MNEMIC guitarist] did most of the work on the rhythm section, nailed everything pretty quickly, and I chipped in with some of the stuff I play better and vice versa. We did melodies and used a lot of different pedals. This is the first time I used a Cry Baby and a Synth Wah, and we've also utilized the Line6 Pod. The guitar sound sounds massive, really crunchy and crispy, just like a good bag of chips... Thanks to Christian [Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY producer of new MNEMIC CD] for that one.

"In the meantime Guillaume [ex-SCARVE and current MNEMIC singer Guillaume Bideau] started the vocals, and FUCKIN HELL is all I can say about that!!! It sounds nothing short of amazing, and granted it will surprise a lot of people! Hell, it surprised me, big time!! It's so damn cliche to say this, but this is going to be the best album we have ever written and sweated for! We have worked so hard for this, we have been super-prepared before entering the studio, we took our time in the stinkin dirty rehearsal and mainly dissected and analyzed every aspect of these songs. No doubt we are not used to a lot of pre-production — usually we finish the first song of the album ('Liquid' and 'Dreamstate Emergency', yes!) the day before we have to enter the studio and then hope for the best.

"All in all, we are just very eager to put out these freshly baked songs and the new album, with our new international line up! Plus we have a couple of tricks up our sleeves, which we'll launch at the right time! We are very ecstatic about these surprises, 'cause they will definitely explode… Curious yet?

"Tomas [Kofoed] is recording the bass as we speak, and that will definitely leave some bombs on your eardrums."

Check put new pictures from the recording studio at this location.

The current sessions mark the first time that MNEMIC have recorded in America and represent the second production project of Olde Wolbers for Nuclear Blast Records, as he recently turned the knobs for THREAT SIGNAL's debut "Under Reprisal" (due out August 22 in North America). He commented recently, "I'm honored to get the opportunity to work with MNEMIC, and I am actually a fan of the band."

The follow-up to 2004's "The Audio Injected Soul", MNEMIC's new album is due out in early 2007.


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