Debut album coming soon; first single “The Closest I’ve Come” streaming online
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New Haven-based progressive ensemble, Earthside, has teamed up with GearGods.net to launch some behind-the-scenes studio footage from the recording process of its upcoming debut album, A Dream in Static, at: http://geargods.net/news/earthside-new-behind-the-scenes-studio-footage/. The inherently collaborative cross-continental project, due to release later this year, was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden under the watch of renowned producer and mix engineer,David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath), and additional mix and mastering engineer, Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, The Ocean, Devin Townsend).
Earthside guitarist Jamie van Dyck commented on the recording experience: “New surroundings and collaboration are two of the best catalysts for inspiring creative energy. Living in Stockholm and recording with David Castillo was the opportunity of a lifetime for us. We were immersed in such a vibrant musical space and passionate group of people that ultimately made this record what it is. That inclusive spirit in working with David and the guest musicians on the record brought out that energy in each of us.”
The band recently unveiled the first single from A Dream in Static, “The Closest I’ve Come,” which can be streamed on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/AL_v5U2AeIs. “‘The Closest I’ve Come’ was a coming of age song for us,” drummer Ben Shanbrom recently toldMetal Insider. “It was the first piece of music we wrote for the record, and in a very personal way it represents our journey, both as musicians and people, from adolescence to maturity. This track defined us on a core level and set the bar for our future output.
“It also tells our story through an instrumental medium – the feeling of pushing oneself and striving for something greater, but also longing to reach the point of fulfillment – which rarely happens in the creative process!”Through organic layers of living, breathing orchestra (courtesy of the Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra), and an eclectic arsenal of world music-influenced instrumentation, Earthside fashions an ever-changing sound that is equally engrossing alongside a work of cinematic art as it is resonating throughout a densely packed concert venue.
A Dream in Static, the group’s conceptual mission statement, is a story of purposeful sacrifice and existential yearning told across sweeping instrumental movements, interwoven with adventurous vocal compositions featuring premier voices from across the rock and metal worlds.”Our music aims to evoke the full range of human emotions,” van Dyck continued. “Having those emotions and themes expressed more directly through the voices of some of our favorite singers and musicians was an unbelievable experience and something we cannot wait to share with everyone.”
A teaser video for the album can be seen on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG5rMe3KTV4. Live dates and additional album details will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more information.
Jamie van Dyck – Guitar
Frank Sacramone – Keyboards
Ben Shanbrom – Drums
Ryan Griffin – Bass