Stavros Giannopoulos: New The Atlas Moth Album is “75% Done,” Will Be Released on Prosthetic Records
It’s been just about two years since the release of The Old Believer, the last album from perennial MS faves The Atlas Moth. So if you’re hurtin’ for some new TAM music as bad as we are, we have some good news for you — new music from TAM is on the horizon.
In a new interview with Yr Album’s a Sucker, guitarist/vocalist Stavros Giannopoulos offers this update on the band’s next record:
Giannopoulos and company are working hard putting the finishing touches on their upcoming record, which will be delivered via the Prosthetic Records label, a new home for the band. “We’re 75% done,” Giannopoulos updates. “Right now I have maybe four or five songs to do vocals for. We just have to fine tune a couple things and we’ll be golden.” The band has tapped in legendary Chicago metal musician Sanford Parker to produce the album, who has had a longstanding relationship with Giannopoulos throughout his career. “We worked on the Twilight albums together [which had members of The Atlas Moth, Leviathan, Nachtmystium, Krieg, Isis, and Sonic Youth] as well as scoring a short film called Sacred Mass Of The Nunja by Ryan Oliver, who’s directed all of our music videos. There hasn’t been a better record for us to do with him than this one.”
This will be the first Atlas Moth album to not be produced by guitarist Andrew Ragin. On the change, Giannopoulos reflects, “We knew we wanted someone else other than Andrew. He’s done great in the past, but I believe an outside ear is something we’ve been missing over three records.”
The band’s last two albums were both released by Profound Lore, but it goes without saying that Prosthetic is a great fit for ’em, too.
As to whether or not the new album will be released this year or next, we dunno. But we promise we’ll tell you as soon as we do! In the meantime, read the whole interview here.