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Seventh Wonder - New album update

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Kazar, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Here's a message from Stefan Norgren regarding the making of the new album:

    "What´s up, friends of SW worldwide!

    This is Stefan checking in to share some of the stuff going on at SW headquarters at the moment. As you all know, Tommy is currently tearing up the road with Kamelot in the US, having a blast and scoring loads of new SW fans in the process! Awesome!

    Meanwhile Andreas, Johan, Kyrrt and myself are hard at work on the follow up to “The great escape”, trading riffs, throwing out ideas, arranging parts and even full songs and demoing like crazy.
    Tommy left some great stuff for us to dig into and we´ve also written a bunch of tracks based on each of our individual ideas. Being the new guy, I´m thrilled to be part of this creative process. I mean, the level of musicianship with these guys is mindblowing, yet much of the stuff I´ve been presented with, while seemingly impossible to pull off at first, is so clever and well written that it makes sense musically right off the bat. I guess that´s part of the magic of SW music that I fell in love with when I first joined the band. The new music is definitely very progressive and melodic and totally in the vein of the last couple of albums, but you´ll also find it´s heavier than before…
    We cannot wait to share it with you guys!

    Stay tuned…

    /Stefan"
     
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    This made my morning! Thanks!
     
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    Great news! Always look forward to new SW material!

    Thanks for the update, Kazar!
     
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    I am drooling...can't wait for this! I don't think I've ever anticipated albums as much as I've anticipated every album they've done since I discovered Waiting in the Wings!
     
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    Great way to start my day...thanks for posting this news!

    Craig
     
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    Nidstang The Melancholy Spirit

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    This pleases me greatly.
     
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  9. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    What he said..... :)
     
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    Really looking forward to it hope it kicks ass!!!
     
  11. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Today, on Seventh Wonder's (Ultimate Metal) forum, Andreas Blomqvist posted an update about the progress of the new album:

    "Hey y'all!

    Yesterday was a great rehearsal and not only cuz we finished a new track and were off to a flying start on yet another one, but also because it was the first time Tommy was back in the studio for a while.

    It was a great, creative and positive atmosphere as we finished a track by me, started one by Kyrt and Stefan played us a demo of some exciting stuff he was working on. With the addition of these three tracks (although only one is really completed, but still) we are really making good progress with the new album and we have amassed a lot of great new material.

    You know, it is a funny ride, to be part of the making of a Seventh Wonder album because you never really know where it'll take you. I hear lots of familiar stuff, but also I hear us exploring some previously uncharted territories, mostly in terms of moods and feels -which is something I think is a great thing. I personally feel that on the track Great Escape we allowed ourselves to strecth our legs, figurativey speaking, and try some new extremes in various directions and I believe there will be more of that on this new release.

    We have to take care and not to rush things. We owe it to Stefan, and we owe it to Tommy -but most of all we owe it to you out there. I know it has been a long wait and I know we still have a aways to go but I really believe it will make for a better album in the end.

    If you have some thoughts or ideas on what you would like to hear more of on this next album, now is the time to speak. We always stay true to our hearts and do what we feel like but it is sometimes great with a little outside spark to set something off -so please, fire away.

    Thank you all for sticking with us. I hope we can try to take on the new year with great enthusiasm going forward and keep on this cool ride together.

    Cheers!

    //AB"


    You can check out the whole thread here: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/seventh-wonder/846497-just-little-hello.html
     
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    dtguitarfan Prog Lover

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    I get more excited on the news of an upcoming SW album than I do for just about any other band.
     
  13. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Let's start the new year with a little update from Andreas B. regarding the new album:

    "... 2013 will be an exciting year, for it *will* be a year of a new studio release from Seventh Wonder.
    We are well under way! We have more or less seven songs written, out of which four are very well arranged and demoed and only one that is still not properly worked through.
    We also have two more things in the pipeline to dive into come January and February. Our hope is to finish the demoing of the tracks this spring and then give Tommy ample time to work on the vocal arrangements following that.
    We will not rush that phase this time as we have before, but we hope this will make for a better product in the end. Then it is just the small matter of the recording, mixing and mastering but in all honesty we can't say anything about that yet, so we will have to get back to you on that one.

    We also have a few leads on a couple of gigs for 2013 although nothing has been finalized. I will say though that the album will be the main focus this year and we want to give you something that was well worth the extended wait.

    I think we are in for a real treat in terms of this new release and I really like what I am hearing which is a good thing, don't you think?! I think it will clearly be the same melodic overdose it usually is so rest assured we won't be totally switching gears here, although we do work in a slightly different manner this time but all for the best I think, with possibly the only drawback I can see would be a little slower schedule.

    Anyway, thank you all for sticking by us through a couple of slower years, we hope that you give us the chance to change that and tag along as we pick up the pace and dive head first into 2013...."


    To read Andreas' whole 'Happy New Year' post, go here:
    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/seventh-wonder/852674-hapy-new-year.html
     
  14. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    This morning, Andreas B. posted a little update after the writing session they had yesterday evening:

    "We sat down and listened through the six or so demos we have recorded to just get a feel for how everything sounded and everybody were pleasently surprised at how good it sounded. Feels like this one will fly.
    We also started on a new track and made great progress. Whereas let's say 4-5 of the previous tracks were pretty much familiar territory, this new one is again something a little bit more different and it is fun and challenging to break out of your comfort zone and write new bass lines etc and I am sure the others feel the same way.
    Two more songs are being worked on outside the studie and bottom line is I think we are progressing according to plans!"

    Pictures from yesterday's session can be found here:
    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/...02-13-update-pictures-added.html#post10544053
     
  15. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    A little (very cool) update, once again, from the SW-camp (posted on Wednesday):

    "Hey peeps! Yesterday was a monumental day, an important day for SW and a day of rebirth.
    We totally scrapped a bunch of crap and came up with super cool stuff. It will be a day to remember and the birth of something new. We will do the coolest thing and you *will* like it.
    Yeah!"
    Andreas Blomqvist
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Thanks for keeping us updated!
     
  17. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    For the ones who like to be informed about the progress of SW's new album, here's a little update from Stefan:

    "Hey friends!

    Getting ready to head out to the studio later today to tie up some lose ends.. We'll hopefully be wrapping up a piano based song that I wrote and then we'll get right to work on some new exciting stuff of Tommy's.
    We've already got quite a number of tracks under way, and the way each of our individual ideas are blending together is beyond awesome! It's new, it's brilliant and it's totally Seventh Wonder :) .

    Vids and more pics coming, as promised!
    /Stefan"
     
  18. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Here's yet another update from Stefan (posted on SW's Facebookpage on the 3rd of September):

    "Hey friends!
    Yes we know, studio updates have been too few and far between lately.
    Not to worry, we are at full steam ahead in the studio!
    We have written tons of awesome stuff and we really can't wait to share it with you all!
    Currently we're working on some brilliant stuff Tommy wrote and it's turning out great to say the least!
    Also, some massive news will be revealed in the not too distant future, so stay tuned (this last sentence was a hint regarding the PPUSA show - Kazar).

    All the best!
    /Stefan"
     
  19. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Just letting you all know that, within a couple of weeks, Seventh Wonder will upload a video with two snippets of new music!

    The video will also contain footage from the 'Mercy Falls' rehearsals (within the context of SW's ProgPower USA 2014 performance/DVD shoot of 'MF').
     
  20. gregstaf

    gregstaf ProgPalaceRadio

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    Awesome news. Can't wait for the new disc. :)
     

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