I spoke to Andy Dowling from Australian band, LORD, about the new album, 'Fallen Idols' and how come it's taken them 6 years to record it. But hey, all good things are worth waiting for, right? Cool guy to chat to, check the interview below.
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From the PRESS RELEASE
Frontman L.T. explains: “Well, it's been ages coming but the time is nearly upon us for the new LORD album. Long-time fans will have a good idea what they’re in for; the ‘best damn metal mix tape you’ll ever hear’ - it’s our usual agnostic take on styles that somehow still ends up sounding like us. But this time we took a bit of a different approach.”
He continues: “When I was growing up in the Australian outback, backyard parties happened every week and our long-suffering stereo systems blasted tunes from all genres of rock and metal, mixed together in a mish-mash of styles that were never questioned: it was ‘all just metal’ to us, whether it was Bon Jovi or Bathory. The sub-genre either didn’t exist yet, or simply just didn’t matter. The most important thing was how that music made us feel at the time.
We wanted to capture that vibe on this album, both recalling that open-minded approach to genres, and also taking a new look at everything we did from songwriting to production. We ended up with an album that sounds both nostalgic and fresh at the same time, like watching a 4K remaster of your favourite movie, with heaps of bonus features thrown in for good measure.”
LORD is essentially a continuation of DUNGEON, one of Australia’s longest running metal bands, touring internationally and releasing an extensive back catalogue of albums, most recently a live album and full concert video from their appearance at ProgPower USA.
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