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Old February 7th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Unless you saw it already in the interwebs..
Two new vids by MyGrain, with Dan doing some magic to the sounds.











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Dan is going to mix and master the upcoming album of Finnish MyGrain. The album will be selftitled, producer is Janne Joutsenniemi (Stone, SubUrban Tribe) who also produced for example Stam1na.


It's going to be their third album, and the band posted the first studio diary today:
http://mygrain2.blogspot.com/
"Howdy ho folks!

This is the day that everyone's been waiting for over two years now, the recordings of the third MyGrain album are about to start! We can tell you that we're surely not the ones who have been waiting for this the least. The last year and a half or so that we have been writing and putting the new songs together, hasn't been the easiest time for the band. As our sound has taken huge steps forward to more progressive and complex direction, it has meant that finding the last forms of the songs has been way more difficult than before. All this has taken a lot more effort than we could have imagined when the first chords were composed and we're relieved that the biggest work is now behind. All we have to do now is to try to play the hard shit we've been working with during this long period, ha! The forthcoming months will show us, whether we have trained enough or not.

So, what can we tell you about the new album at this point? The album won't be named at all - it will simply be "MyGrain" as we feel this is a new start for all of us. Above all, it is a new start musically, as we have a new awesome guitarist Mr. Downhill who has played a huge role in writing the new songs. The old fans don't have to lose their sleep though, because the comments on the demo versions have almost without exception been "this is truly something new, but sounds exactly like MyGrain." We ourselves are really excited about the new stuff cause it offers us and the listeners some challenges. Everything won't necessarily open up instantly, but the reward stands in the end. Where there is progressive touch, there's also catchy riffs and choruses as there's always been. Where there are songs that you can hear that are written with guitar in hand, there are riffs that you can hear their origins lie in keyboards. So there will be a lot of new and also familiar things to spot.

We have been very lucky to get a really professional crew to work with this time. As you may remember, we haven't had an actual "producer" on the previous albums, but this time we do. We've been honored to work with Janne Joutsenniemi, who you most likely know from Suburban Tribe and the legendary Finnish band Stone. As a producer, he has worked with bands like Stam1na, Ensiferum and Kiuas. Although we have always been very skeptical towards anyone else than ourselves touching the songs the six of us have written together (yes, on this modern era of technology we still make all the songs in our rehearsal room), this time we took the chance of making things a bit differently than before. I guess sometimes it's good for you to listen to the others as well when making decisions (greetings to Alec at Spinefarm!), because so far our collaboration with Janne has worked like a dream. Let's see how we all feel after the recordings, hehe!

We will also record the album differently than before. Orbit Dance and Signs of Existence were recorded and mixed at the same studio (Sound Supreme), only mastered at a different place (Finnvox). This time only the drums will be recorded in a studio (Seawolf) and for the rest of the recordings we have rented a place from Herttoniemi, Helsinki where we will build a studio and spend the rest of the summer recording everything else. This provides us an easygoing recording session: we will have more time and even save a couple of dimes at the same time.

The mixing and mastering will be handled at Unisound, Sweden by the legendary Dan Swanö. From behalf of myself I can say, that working with him feels surreal. I've been spending my years by listening to Edge of Sanity and the other bands he has had his fingers on (Katatonia, Opeth, Novembre, Diabolical Masquerade, Pain... to start with) - not forgetting Nightingale or the timeless Moontower solo album. Never could I have even dreamed that one day we will be working together. Lucky bastards are we!

I was supposed to write a short entry to welcome you to read our studio blog but well, I should know myself by now! ;-) The drums have now been assembled at a marine environment in Seawolf studios and tomorrow DJ will start hammering the first beats on the last chapter on this neverending story called "the third MyGrain album". He will take over from now on... And his entries won't surely be this long... Nighty night!

- Eve, on behalf of the other MyGrain dudes, my brothers in metal! "

[bold text made by me ]

Here is an early demo-teaser with some works for the album (no final versions or anything, just impressions)
(Video by Toni Salminen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcNQDO_5uc

I think Dan is a great choice also because this time they seem to sound truly more progressive than before (before it was more some kind of Electro-Death-Metal).
I´m really curious about what is going to be the result
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Old February 8th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Just a small update on Dan's works... He mixed and mastered the upcoming Evemaster-album. He did also some extra cool vocals on 2 songs on the album. One of them ("New Age Dawns") is actually available in our MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/evemasterofficial . Go check it out!

- tomi -
O.K., I have been listening to those song samples from Evemaster's "III" album, and they're phenomenal! I'd love to buy this album, but I can't seem to find it anywhere except for Recordshop X in Finland. Unfortunately, they're charging 18.50 Euros (without shipping to Canada), which is crazily expensive. Does anyone know where to find this album for a much more reasonable price?

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Old February 8th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Is Second Sky deader than a doornail?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #29 (permalink)
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And Obliterhate too???
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:28 AM   #30 (permalink)
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That MyGrain/MacGyver shit isn't complete shit. Nope. Not shit.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Is Second Sky deader than a doornail?
Pretty much this.
Where's the project at?
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Old April 1st, 2012, 10:49 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Coming soon! New ANOTHER PERFECT DAY ep featuring Swanö doing guest vocals.
Quote Dan Swanö:
"amazing song", ""coolest project in a long time for me"

More infos here:
https://www.facebook.com/apdmetal

Check out one of the teasers:
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Old April 1st, 2012, 04:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Pretty much this.
Where's the project at?
oh. yeah. second. sky.

whatever happened to that?
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Old April 6th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Everybody is wondering about Second Sky.......
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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm wondering what happened with everything.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Happy easter everyone!
Another Perfect Day feat. Swanö.
Here's another one:

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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Second Sky. Serious. WHAT'S GOING ON?!!?

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Second Sky? Ever? lol?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Yeah, what Naglfar said.

We need Second Sky, Dan!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Howdü folkz
Hope all is well with you.
Here is a short update on what's going on in the world of mine.

Germany

Yup. I am now living in Krefeld/Hüls with my girlfriend and her son.
The mixroom is now located in a small little village called Oedt, also home to the Twilight Hall and Space Lab studios.
Krefeld is really close to the Dutch border, which is awesome since most of my clients are either German or Dutch.
I hope to be able to visit more listeningparties and releasegigs from my collaberators in the future.

Second Sky

The album is ready for mixing except for a few tracks of vocals and some lyrics and a basstrack
that needs to be re-recorded since I pretty much altered the whole groove of one song in the mix.
Digital stuff rocks!!
I will soon go thru the mixes I did in Sweden and see if they still hold up here in my new, and much better room in Oedt.
I know some are you are very excited about this record and it is great to hear that it is not entirely forgotten,
but my time have been extremely limited lately, and since Second Sky have no budget left,
I have to work with in in my "sparetime" which is pretty much non-existant, so we'll see when it's ready.
The music and the performances are timeless, so there is no rush to release it because of a current trend or whatever.

Nightingale

The main focus is to get pur liveshow back into action and a long break.
I have bought a new rig for our backingtracks and also for my live sound, which is almost completed.
For you tech geeks out there, here is a short run-down of my new stuff.

www.unisound.se/geek.txt

Mixing

Just finished a radioversion for 7Sins7 from Holland.
The mix for Grand Supreme Bloodcourt is also pretty much ready, except for the vocals from Sir Martin Van Drunen, which will be recorded shortly.
I just mastered a softrock/country album from Jeremias Session Band. It was recorded live and still it sounds better than most stuff recorded in a studio!
Örebro sit on some serious musicianship!!
I also remastered the Tom Nouga "Titta först på när jag dansar" EP.
Turned out a lot better than I expected! Sound almost remixed now!!
For more updates on my studiowork,
check out www.unisound.se


Take Care

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Old April 12th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Awesome.

We are sated, mighty Watcher.

You should get a Twitter or something, or at least Dag should so he can upload manly shirtless pics for us now and then!
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update, Dan. Very sure that Second Sky will be worth all the wait.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Always appreciate that you take time to give us an update Dan, especially knowing how much stuff you have to do!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #43 (permalink)
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nice! at least your Progpower gig is now within driving distance, hehe!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I hear Chris Barnes is available! Gotta get him to put down the crack pipe, though.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Haha, I log in to check out Dan's forum every year or so and suprise my thread still sitting on the front page This forums moves so sloooooow!

Also Dan needs to realase something new already, it has been a while

Dan if you going to check this thread ever again. How do you look upon autographing somethihng for me. Like if I get a poster of yours and send it to you in germany, would you sign it for me? I just wanted your autograph before you die...or I die
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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Interesting! I don't know how I missed Dan's update! Dan, sorry to annoying, but you missed one crucial thing! Witherscape! How are the recordings coming along???

Thanks!
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Old July 12th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #48 (permalink)
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This forum IS slow for news, but the music released is always good.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Everyone is online 24/7 thanks to their various gadgets; the issue is that forums are a pretty 2002 way of doing things. NEEDS SUPERAWESOMEMEDIAUPDATESODAGCANTWITTERHISMANLYUNDI ESTOUS

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