Goatwhore guitarist Sammy Duet recently spoke to Decibel, the last remaining U.S. metal magazine worth the paper its printed on, and spoke about the band’s forthcoming LP.
Tentatively due in stores in early 2012, the follow-up to 2009’s Carving Out The Eyes Of God was just tracked at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with producer with Erik Rutan, the mastermind behind Hate Eternal.
Duet says the upcoming CD will feature “the same exact [guitar] sound I used on Carving Out The Eyes Of God. We’re just trying to improve on that sound — make it bigger and fatter.”
Nice! I am psyched. It’s going to be a nice 2012. New Lamb of God, new Goatwhore…hell, maybe that’s a potential tour that’s in the works. That would be sick.
“That Carving guitar sound was fucking incredible, and that’s why me and Rutan spent half the week trying to get it to sound even better, which I believe we achieved,” says Duet. “It’s gonna have that growly, sub-nuclear kind of sound, but I think it’s gonna be almost more refined in a way — but still very nasty.”
Duet added: “The drums are a lot more natural-sounding. A lot of producers today, I don’t know; they make the drums sound fake. They sound good, but almost too good. We’re just trying to make it sound real and not like a drum machine. There’s the same amount of solos on Carving; maybe a few more. But there’s gonna be a lot of other…I wouldn’t exactly call them guitar solos that are gonna be going on underneath the music, but there’s gonna be certain things there that will be very different.”
“There’s definitely some shit I’ve never really done before ever that I’ve just been experimenting with. You have to hear it. It’s hard to explain. It’s like a solo and not a solo.”