A bunch of photos from the recording sessions for the new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD album have been posted online at this location.
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD completed the drum tracks for the album late August at the Armoury in Vancouver. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days to pound through 11 tracks before the band moved on to Greenhouse Studios (also in Vancouver) to record the guitars and vocals. The remaining work will be done in SYL mainman Devin Townsend's studio in Maple Ridge (suburb of Vancouver).
As previously reported, songtitles set to appear on the upcoming CD include:
09. What's New, Pussycat? (TOM JONES cover)
A "making of the record" documentary is being filmed for the digipak version of the album, which is tentatively due in early 2005 through Century Media Records.
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set a November 2 release date through Century Media for their live DVD, "For Those Aboot To Rock" [sic]. The disc reportedly features a full set from the band's sold-out hometown show at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver recorded earlier this year, plus some "hilarious" backstage antics and video clips.