FINAL EXCLUSIVE IN-STUDIO REPORT FROM SIGH’S MIRAI KAWASHIMA – INCLUDES OFFICIAL SCENES FROM HELL TRACK LISTING!
When Sigh mainman Mirai Kawashima offered to do a series of blogs from the studio where the band is recording their new album, Scenes from Hell, it was an opportunity too cool for us to pass up. Below find Mirai’s final report; here are links to his previous entries:
I’d like to start the final studio report by announcing the great contribution to Scenes from Hell by David Tibet from Current 93. Not only did he write the excellent text for us, but he also recorded the spoken words for the record. It gives a truly amazing atmosphere to the album.
The album has finally been mixed and mastered. We were supposed to finish mixing it by the end of June, but it was not easy at all. Of course I knew it’d be tough to mix all those orchestral instruments properly, but it was much harder than expected.
The brass section sounds very powerful by itself. Guitar, bass and drums sound powerful enough by themselves. However, once all are mixed, they could often kill each other’s powerfulness! After having gone through numerous trials and errors, we finally succeeded in getting the proper result.
And the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who also mastered our Tribute to Venom. He has worked with such artists as Yngwie Malmsteen and Rob Halford, so he knows how to master the metal stuff! Scenes from Hell definitely sounds powerful, symphonic and relentless. This is the musical desctription of hell!
The final track listing is here:
1. Prelude to the Oracle
2. L’art de Mourir
3. The Soul Grave
Musica in Tempora Belli
4. The Red Funeral
5. The Summer Funeral
6. Musica in Tempora Belli
8. Scenes from Hell
Very soon we will be able to reveal the excellent cover artwork for the album, which was done by Eliran Kantor. It is the perfect description of what Scenes from Hell is about. The inner artwork is great as well, so look forward to it!!!
Scenes from Hell should be released sometime in early 2010 through The End Records. The street date will be annouced soon.