Lou St. Paul is currently recording the guitar tracks for the new WINTERS BANE album with Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR guitarist) engineering and producing the sessions at his studio in Akron, Ohio. In February, singer Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL TOWER) will be flying in from Stuttgart, Germany to record his vocals, joining Lou at Curran's studio.
As previously reported, the drum tracks for the follow-up to 1997's "Girth" were laid down at The Dump studio in the U.K. by former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross with the help of veteran producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN, ANGRA, BLACK SABBATH). Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Dice With Death", "Seal The Light", and "Glory".
In other news, Lou St. Paul has been selected as one of the first endorsers of Switch guitars, an innovative manufacturer whose guitars feature the patented Vibracell technology, a process unique to Switch.
Switch will be showcasing Lou at the NAMM convention this month, presenting a video of him playing his custom-made Innovo-III and Futur-IV guitars.