SOILENT GREEN have completed work on their long-awaited new album.
The follow up to the band's 2001 release, "A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down", the as-yet-untitled new SOILENT GREEN album was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida by producer/engineer Erik Rutan (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, HATE ETERNAL). Mastering duties are currently underway courtesy of Alan Douches (MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) at West West Side Music. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Leaves of Three", "Forgive & Regret" and "A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem". SOILENT GREEN's forthcoming album is scheduled for a summer release via Relapse.
SOILENT GREEN, who have undergone a string of band-related tragedies in recent years, including multiple on-tour auto accidents and the shooting death of former bassist Scott Williams, have channeled their recent life events into their new music, returning with arguably the strongest recording of their career. On the topic of the new album, SOILENT frontman Ben Falgoust states, "Many unfortunate events have taking there toll on our progress since our last release. Not only were the two accidents a great stumbling block for our band and personally, but we also endured the tragic, life-ending loss of a fellow musician and close friend Scott Williams. All these things combined would bring most to just throw in the towel and leave the past behind. As a band that has played together for over 10 years, we are committed to each other to stick it out and work hard to show no matter the outcome of tragedy in ones life, that you have got to stand up and keep moving forward, no matter what holds you back. In the end result we see a new album with 10 tracks of aggressive heavy rock mixed with many other elements. It was a great feeling to finally be able to make another record after all that we have been through. Not to mention, to make that record better than anything SOILENT GREEN has ever done before."
Commented producer Erik Rutan: "Recording SOILENT GREEN has been a tremendous experience. I am grateful they gave me this opportunity to prove my engineering and producing skills. This, I believe by far, will not only be SOILENT GREEN's finest album, but my finest production due to the professionalism, diversity, and dynamics of what they have brought to the recording. All of you are in for one hell of an album."