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Dropdead recording new album

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:44 AM PT
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New England hardcore punk unit Dropdead are currently recording a new album with Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails) at his Godcity studio in Salem, Massachusetts. This will be the first new LP from the band since 1998's Untitled.

Vocalist Bob Otis had the following to say about the proceedings:

"Began tracking vocals for the third Dropdead album being recorded at Godcity, Salem with our old friend Mr Kurt Ballou yesterday. The boys were laying it down for two days before that and it sounds pretty mighty so far. I always get super stressed in the recording studio but having Kurt at the helm is like having a loved and trusted friend driving the boat. I'm not 20 anymore ...and my vocals are not the high pitched screams of my youth. 30 years of uncontrolled screaming has certainly taken a toll of sorts on my vocal cords and I've noticed that it has made my range lower and more in a Conflict U.K. style of singing on some songs. Every one is a critic, and if you change things up people will complain that it's not like the old stuff...if you keep things the same people will say your rehashing the same formula. Honestly...we do this for us first. We write music that we love and lyrics that mean something to US. If you dig what we do...I think you're gonna be stoked. It's fast, it's furious, it's urgent and the lyrics are a call to arms to rise up against the people destroying the planet, exploiting the animals and leading us into a culture of hatred, racism and stifling ultimate government control. I would hope you would expect nothing less. I am so proud to be in a band with human beings of this calibre...Ben Barnett, Brian Mastrobuono, and George Radford are not only my respected band mates but my brothers and most trusted friends. It cannot go without saying that we are still here today because of the prior contributions , hard work and devotion of our brothers Devon Cahill and Lee Mastrobuono also. Both of these musically committed men helped shape the band we are today. We go back in Saturday to continue to track vocals for 16 more songs and lay down more guitar tracks... mixing at a date after that.

"So if you're a fan...get ready...it's coming...we thank you for sticking with us through the years. We could have never have made it this far without your love and support. Thank you from the bottom of our crusty hearts. We love you."

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