Some of these songs are 20 years old and they’ve been messed around with and a couple of them have been in other bands and stuff like that but it’s they’ve never really been collected in one place.
But that’s also the beauty of our band, we don’t pigeonhole ourselves in any way. We can and we want to do it all. On the next album, we want to experiment even more, maybe give the sound a real indie vibe, who knows.
“I am so excited about the direction of the new album. I grew up influenced by the blues, and the great blues-rock singers – Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant, David Coverdale, and Ian Gillan…I wanted to get back to the basics: great songs with great vocal performances.”
Seeb on Liv Kristine providing guest vocals on ‘Gunmen’; “You got other singers who do ten takes. You throw away nine. Keep just the one. With her, it’s the other way around. Keep nine and maybe one is crap.”
Inglorious lead singer Nathan James joins us in the room during the interview. When asked for words of advice for Mason Hill, he pauses for a moment and simply smiles and states “Don’t Be Shit”. With a laugh he’s gone again. So lads….. no pressure then?
I think it’s more about making a killer album with awesome material that we really believe in, and that’s the most important thing.
Vocalist Steve Grimmett remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening.
With the release of ‘The Astonishing’ Dream Theater not only gave the public a magnificent slice of conceptual progressive metal but they also planted the germ of an idea in the creative mind of fantasy writer Orullian.
With a box set of all of the Gillan albums available soon, Ian talks to Karen Hetherington about reissues, his love of Jazz and flamenco music and why Gillan won’t be reforming any time soon.