Producer Will Putney on Every Time I Die: “Such a Consistently Solid Band from Record to Record”
Producer and Fit For an Autopsy guitarist/songwriter Will Putney was our guest on a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast. We discussed Fit For an Autopsy’s latest album, Oh What the Future Holds, producing the latest Every Time I Die record, Radical, his upcoming tour cycle with END, and a number of other topics.
Since Every Time I Die have been in the news of late (the episode was recorded prior to the bank breakup), and given the praise that’s been bestowed upon the band’s entire career work from all corners of the metalsphere since, we figured we’d revisit Will’s comments about working with the band on their latest album, Radical, which was widely acclaimed by fans and press alike. (Putney also produced Every Time I Die’s 2016 album, Low Teens).
On what it was like working on Radical with the band, he explained:
“I think with a band like Every Time I Die, they’re just such a consistently solid band from record to record, anything they try, we always find a way to pull it off.
“When [‘Radical’] was done, I mean, it’s a 16 song record because nobody wanted to cut a song [laughs]. We couldn’t agree on… it was supposed to be 11 or 12 and [it was] like, ‘Well we gotta figure out some B-sides’ and it was this never-ending back and forth, ‘We can’t cut this, we can’t cut this.’ So then it was just, ‘What if it was all the songs?’ Having a problem figuring out what the weak songs even were was a good indicator, ‘Alright, this is pretty good’ if we can’t even get the bad songs.
“When that one was done I was definitely stoked on that. I had a feeling that would work. They’re just such a great band, so easy to work with in the studio, it all just connects in the right way, you know? I was feeling pretty good about that one.”
You can listen to our full chat with Putney here or below.