Arch Enemy’s bassist Sharlee D’Angelo spoke in an interview with Metal Wani and explained recording and writing sessions of their upcoming album. As you know Arch Enemy is currently working on a new studio album. They hope that my album will be released in the last quarter of this year.
First of all, Sharlee D’Angelo talked on new album and said:
“We’ve done a lot of the basic tracking and we started with vocals a bit. We’ll start with leads this month as well, so most of the basic tracking is down then we’ll start to add on other things and go back, re-do and fix them. Hopefully everything will be done before we leave for tour at the end of this month so we can just send it away for mixing and forget about it for a while. [Laughs] Once you have something down, you want to put it out immediately and let people hear it. Once you’ve done that, once the actual album is mixed, there’s so many other things that need to be done in the following months. Everything else, it’s artwork, it’s videos, it’s everything, all the visual aspects of it. Then it’s all the promotion for it and what have you; there’s so much that needs to happen there. But yeah, that’s the thing, you still wonder what people are going to think about it.
The first few glimpses you get once you start doing promotion and interviews for it. You get some sort of response, at least. The first people who have listened to it outside of the band. It’s a bit nerve-wracking, but very exciting to see. As long as you’re happy with yourself, that’s all you can do. You cannot steer people’s thoughts and tastes, so as long as you’re happy with the album, then, of course, you want people out there, the nice people who listen to music and come to your shows, sometimes buy your records, you want to see… that’s the ultimate payoff is when you stand there onstage and you play a new song and you see people already singing along. They seem to like it and they go nuts to this riff here. That’s your [sighs] ‘Yes! We did it again!’ This is our diploma right here.”
He talked about Jeff Loomis’s contribution to the album and said:
“Any record that Jeff plays on, he is completely involved with. He puts his mark on it and it’s so strong. His playing style alone, whatever he does, it sounds so ‘Loomis.’ It’s going to reek of Loomis, this album, it will, it definitely will.”
You can watch the entire interview from below.