Finn symphonic progressive metal
outfit Anthriel are currently in the studio recording the
follow up to their blistering 2010 debut 'The Pathway'.
Lead vocalist Simo Silvan has checked in with the following
"I thought that it's high time to
tell all of you what's happening at the moment in the World
Of Anthriel! As many of you might have noticed we are indeed
recording a new album as I write this update to enlighten
the near future of what's to come. All the songs to the
second album have been written already and now we are just
recording and adding more elements to fulfil the ambition we
have towards our second album, which by the way already has
a title and a track list but I'm not going to tell about
those things.. yet!
The past few months has gone by, by recording the drum
tracks. Jari has indeed done a fantastic job behind the
drums, as always, and there will be lots and lots of new
cool stuff happening in the drum world during the whole
album. In my opinion Jari has pushed the envelope, so to
say, even further, and by doing that he has raised the bar
quite high for all of us in the band. Yet that's a good
thing of course.
Now as almost all of the drum parts have been played we've
been able to do other things also and that means Timo's
rhythm guitar parts. I have had the pleasure of being around
listening many times when Timo has laid down his tracks and
I really must confess that those guitar parts are something
really fantastic! Lots of cool heavy riffs and rhythmic
changes and odd time signatures... It's quite overwhelming
to listen to what he's got to say with his guitar.
Antti has also started to make his magic with the keyboards.
It really is quite awesome to hear all the musical
landscapes building up bit by bit. All those bright piano
parts, dramatic strings and a lead sound that just blows the
listener away as the solo parts take place.. yet there is
much more to say about this thing so I better leave it to
Also any day soon now Klaus will start playing his bass
parts in so all the young and old bass players out there be
I also started my musical journey in the Vocal World a while
ago. First thing that I realized was that this album is
going to need huge amounts of nuances because the music is
so versatile and full of harmonies and chord progressions..
This music we compose is somewhat like a twisted playground
to a singer. Sometimes I'm just overwhelmed by all the
beautiful harmonies we are making yet during the very next
second it turns to a total nightmare. Don't get me wrong, I
love what I'm doing! By saying nightmare I'm really
referring to the fact that there are moments when all the
easy singing parts turn upside down and I must give all the
sense of nuances and power and emotion out at the same time
yet still being able to not to cross the line into sounding
Ok. That's what's basically happening now. We're gonna
publish more detailed Studio Diary updates from all of us in
the near future and add also so pictures from the sessions..
maybe even video clips.
But I hope you are all well and stay tuned for more news
from the world of Anthriel!
Yours, Simo Silvan"
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