Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL are continuing work on their sophomore album, tentatively due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. According to vocalist Jon Howard, "All of the music (drums, guitars, overdubs, solos, bass, and keys) are completely done and edited. I cant believe how siiiick this record sounds already, and it's not even mixed yet. We plan to start mixing later this month."
He adds, "I've recently set up a little studio in a small room by myself, and I've been tracking vocals for the last few days. I find this is the best way for me to get the best performance from myself. I have no distractions, and I'm able to sing whenever I need to.
"We'll be working on part [two] of the studio videos which will include bass tracking, guitar overdubs and solos, and some random partying. I may even film some of my vocals for you guys as well."
The first installment of THREAT SIGNAL's "Studio Diary" video series contains footage of Adam Weber laying down rhythm guitar tracks for the band's new album at Temple Studios in Chatsworth, California. Watch the clip below.
Some of the songtitles that are set to appear on the new THREAT SIGNAL album include "Through My Eyes", "Severed", "United We Stand", and "The Beginning Of The End".
"A New Beginning", the latest video from THREAT SIGNAL, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on April 10, 2008 with award-winning film director RT of 235 Films. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Under Reprisal", which was released in North America on August 22, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records.
THREAT SIGNAL uploaded a demo version of a new song, entitled "Beyond Recognition", on the group's MySpace page.
The band's vocalist Jon Howard has joined forces with FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) in a new group called ARKAEA.
ARKAEA has spent the past few months recording its debut album. The CD, which promises to be as pummeling as anything the team of Olde Wolbers and Herrera has ever written, is due this month on Koch Records. Touring activities are in the works in support of the record.
Howard has been a part of the FEAR FACTORY family ever since Olde Wolbers served as producer for "Under Reprisal". Given that connection, the chemistry was there the instant the band started playing together.