We ain’t dead yet, just quietly working under the hood for the duration of summer!
Some of you may know, summer in Malta is a very particular kind of experience. To give you an example, the temperature today is 30 Degrees Celsius or 86 Fahrenheit, sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky, and essentially, very, very hot. This continues for most of summer, and only gets worse come September, when temperatures fall slightly but humidity almost doubles.
As you can imagine, this is not the ideal weather to play our brand of metal. More so in our practice space, which is a one car garage, completely soundproofed, with no air conditioning, and a number of valve amps inside. It’s fair to say that while the Swedes have their saunas and the Turks have their baths, we get down to practice in our little hot house.
All that said, we haven’t been inactive. The new album, ‘Despondent By Design’, has been recorded for a few weeks now, but we haven’t rested since. The artwork is getting drafted by our good friends Cedric and Clint at MadMadeMedia (formerly Gloryhole) and we have some really good ideas, all of which we can’t wait to unveil. A tour in the UK is also in the works, courtesy of our best friends Slab, and this should cover a lot of the United Kingdom come October.
We have also been practicing regularly throughout the week, and a new song, one that came too late to be on the album is now complete too. The song carries the working name ‘Wakkafew’, which really is an inside joke too complex to ever explain.
We may also be playing a few festivals locally, however a lot of that is still shrouded in secrecy (or uncertainty?) so I can’t at all be too definite about those.
And within the cool confines of air conditioned offices and houses, we’ve been busy with ideas for the new website, which will replace this one at this location, getting new people to listen to our stuff on Twitter, ( @loathetheband anyone?) and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/loathe
Finally, as a bonus to you loyal readers, here goes with a few live pics of the band from over the years. We’ll be sharing more media soon, and hopefully will have tracks for you from the album very very soon!