Overnight Sensation album recording update

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Music
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I just finished a 3-day jaunt of vocal recordings at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari, Finland with engineer Nikke Niemispelto and my good friend Christian Palin (Random Eyes, Beyond Belief, ex-Adagio) serving up a fabulous set of backing vocals to my leads.

Yours Truly mugs for the camera between takes.

I have to admit that Drumforest is one of the best places I have ever recorded at, and the fact that it is out of the way, in the middle of the forest, really helps the artist to relax and focus on the task at hand.  Drumforest also offers lodging, as their studio is built into an old wooden school building, which offers wicked acoustics with its 100-year-old bulky beams.  Acclaimed sound engineers such as Mikko Karmila (Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, Swallow The Sun, Amorphis, Sonata Arctica, etc.) venture all the way out to central Finland to record artists at Drumforest Studios because of the superb quality of its acoustics.

Christian Palin shows who the gatekeeper at Drumforest really is!

Melodic maestro and vocalist extraordinaire Christian Palin brought a hell of a lot of useful ideas and background vocal arrangements to the fore.  This guy shreds on tape, and his work with Adagio and Random Eyes has been stellar.  I highly recommend him to any bands that need someone who can pull off Stryper-like melodic hooks and has a definitive knack for hit melodies.  Christian most definitely spiced up our Overnight Sensation songs, making them sound bigger than life.

Nikke Niemispelto, the boss at Drumforest Studios, tweaking the audio inputs for the vocals.

As it stands right now, with Overnight Sensation we have 11 killer, hard rock cuts for our upcoming Life’s a Bitch album.  I have finished all of the lead vocals, and only a few songs need backing vox anymore.  Next month I believe that the recording process should be entirely finished, and from there on out it’s all about editing and mixing en route to the dawning day of the album release.

For more infos check out Overnight Sensation either on our homepage or at Reverb Nation.

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