We said we’d start early this week but when you stay up all night it don’t make sense. I meet up with Nico at the Threeman office a little after 1 am and pick up LG at Slussen (subway stop in Stockholm) and head out to the studio. We play LG some of the things we been working on that he has not heard and make him a CD. We try some LG vocal on one of the songs that I’ve put down a guide for.
When Pete arrives we work on one of Nico’s song ideas. it’s a little Slayeresque and we like it but decide the near Hell Awaits clone riff I contributed is a bit much and needs to go or be changed somewhat. But the rough song idea is good.
LG, Nico and I stay and play guitar after Pete leave and put some riffs and ideas on the hard drive.
I was supposed to meet up with Nico, who slept over from yesterday, in the studio at 12 noon. Got there at 1.40 pm. Blamed traffic. No lie. Not completely anyway cause Pete was stuck in it too and got there even later than I. While waiting Nico plays me the intro he’s recorded to the song we worked on yesterday, sounds great. Then I have another go at this weird little song with the hollow body guitar I brought today. Nico is not satisfied with the playing and neither am I. Hopefully I’ll nail it tomorrow. Daniel calls from the office and say I have an interview with BBC,UK, tomorrow at 11 am at a museum in town. They wanted a place with atmosphere and picked this place with a big ship wreck in it - fine with me. We break for lunch and while we eat Pete arrives. Like I predicted he has not picked up the new skin for the second tom, that we talked about yesterday - so we can start tracking drums for real. Nico has a go at him.
We work on one of the song ideas from last Monday (the dead, the dying and the dying to be dead) instead. First time we try it with drums and it takes on a little Morbid Angel flavor. Pete leaves and me and Nico put some guitar and bass down and do some editing to have something to listen to. It’s really sloppy and still needs work but I like the parts, might add up to something.
At 8.30 pm I leave the studio with a CD of the two songs we worked on. Nico stays to enjoy the studio’s sauna. Wise ‘cause it’s rainy and cold outside.
Nico and Pete are waiting for me when I get to Soundland Studio, I’ve done an interview with BBC radio’s Rock Show in town.
Pete has changed the tom skin and we go to work on the first song for today. We are gonna see if we can top some of the earlier takes on a few songs. The snare sounds better than usual that annoying ring we’ve been discussing is gone. Great. Half way through the song the skin cracks. Typical. Peter get’s a new skin on there and we get start again. We try multiple takes on 3 songs but at the end of the day I think we only got one of them better than their original take which is often the case. Oh well, we tried. We’re all tired and the three of us pile into my car and race back into town.