Alrighty then, time for a small update on how things are going with our upcoming album #2.
First of all, the album is going to be late from its original schedule. As you may remember, the plan was to release the album by the end of this year. However, mainly due to our line-up changes at the turn of the year, we kind of had to re-invent ourselves. The playing styles of our “new” guitarists Sami and Tommi are quite a lot different from those of Matti and Jouni, so along with rehearsing the old songs with the guys and adapting to their way of playing the entire sound of Khiral was developed into something new.
Second, all bands have their own ways of putting new material together, and the Khiral way of doing it also went through big changes. Now that both guitarists were composing songs in their own respective manners, we were in a situation where we hadn’t been before: writing songs at our training pad! How far should a song be finished in composer’s head before bringing the idea to the rest of the band? Would the rest of the band participate in arranging the structure and how much? What also puzzled the band’s collective mind was to avoid directly copying the first album’s style but to create something fresh instead. There was no need to follow certain lines intentionally even though they would be respected.
Third, we also wanted to drive the new guitarists in for live situations. So we played a few gigs in the spring to introduce our axemen to public.
Fourth, we’ve been extremely busy with our private lives and daytime jobs. All of us would, of course, like to make our bread out of music and do this for living, but as long as the situation isn’t like that… well, you know what we mean. Sometimes many things happen at the same time and block each other.
But we’re getting there. We don’t want to make promises that we might not be able to hold on to, so let’s just say that things are well at hand and the album will see the light of day relatively soon. And, what’s really cool is that the title and the cover of the upcoming album are ready. 🙂
Also, we have a very talented and recognized person to be announced that will be working as our producer/recording man. 😉
So keep up with us, as there will be very cool things happening in Kamp Khiral in the near future! \,,/