Acclaimed Danish producer Tue Madsen, who has worked with such world-renowned acts as HALFORD, DARK TRANQUILLITY, THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL and ABORTED, has posted the following message on his web site:
"So I am in Brazil working on a new album from EMINENCE. The sun is shining like crazy and this is what they call winter. Here it is 30 degrees and at home in Denmark it's 15 and raining. And that's what I call summer.
"EMINENCE are great, just wait till you hear it. They even convinced me to do a solo!!! Wahhh, it's been a long time since I did that.
"This summer MOONSPELL was at the Antfarm [Tue's studio in Denmark] to re-record some really old stuff. Their first demo and single as a stop gap fun stuff thing. It came out amazing I think. Very old-school but at the same time very fresh. And I got myself a very cool ringtone out of it, he he. One that scares kids as well as parents, you know... real people.
"The new GOREFEST album was album of the month recently in Rock Hard as well as some other places. Awesome! Another awesome [band] is Danish hi-tech metallers SCAMP shopping for a deal now... and SUICIDE SILENCE and HIMSA!!! So much stuff out now.
"Another that has been released is the new AUGUST BURNS RED. Someone showed me a forum where some wise guy was trying to belittle Matt Grainer by saying he had been fixed by Beat Detective. That shit pisses me off big time. I know it is almost an industry standard to do so, but let me tell you. It is actually possible to play the drums yourself, and NOT have a machine help you. Matt Grainer is the real deal, just so you know. He is the result of great and hard work and what you hear on that album is HIM playing.
"KNUCKLEDUST have been back here to record their new album. This time with my assistant engineer Jacob Olsen tracking the record. I did the set up so everything is recorded to my liking but he is doing the tracking. Mix is handled by both of us. We have worked like this a couple of times now and it's smooth and hard. KNUCKLDUST have never sounded better I think. Great songs.
"That off my chest, I am going back home soon to finish the mix of EMINENCE and the new KONKHRA album as well as do the mix of the new HEAVEN SHALL BURN album. That is going to be a blast!! After which I am going to Norway to help BENEA REACH get started on their recordings."