San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus recently entered NB Studios in Santa Rosa, CA to begin recording their as yet untitled debut full length album with Drummer/Producer Nick Botelho. The band will be filming studio video updates throughout the recording process, and each video will contain short clips of brand new material in order to give fans a taste of what they can expect from the forthcoming album. The first clip showcasing Nick on drums can be seen at this location.
Nick had the following to say about going from writing the album to finally getting into the studio to start recording, “Coming into the studio to record this album is a huge milestone for Ænimus. This is the first full length album all of us in the band have ever written. We just finished writing and recording the drums for it the day before I had to dismantle all the recording gear to take back to my studio. Despite that last minute pressure, I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out. When I first joined the band, I wasn’t really sure if things were going the right direction as far as the writing style, especially since two of the main writers of this album, Brian (Deebs) and Josh, had never been in a band together before. Since then we’ve come to understand each others musical ideas a little better, and our fans will hear that progression of style in the music. Needless to say, we can’t wait for everyone to hear this album!”
The track list for the As Yet Untitled album is as follows:I. Asherah’s HourglassII. The AwakeningIII. The Grasp of RuinIV. MasterpieceV. Descent Into ChaosVI. Black Malice ConstructVII. Black Malice AlchemyVIII. ThriveIX. Heavy Lies the CrownX. InertiaXI. ConvictionsXII. The Final Delirium
Ænimus has come a long way in the last 2 years, gaining several thousand fans via social networks and receiving support from established genre heavyweights such as All Shall Perish, Whitechapel, and Within The Ruins. The band has also managed to gain endorsements with EMG Pick Ups, SIT Strings, Saluda Custom Cymbals, and InTune Guitar Picks as well as sponsorships from Berma Clothing and Delusive Clothing, respectively. Their track, “The Grasp of Ruin," was also featured on the soundtrack for Supremacy MMA (Kung Fu Factory/505 Games), which was released last year for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles.
The band will be debuting new material in May when they open up the San Francisco date of the Occupation Domination tour, and have tentative plans to hit the road for a West Coast run later this year.
Ænimus Upcoming Shows
Tue May 8th @ DNA Lounge - San Francisco
FTB Presents: Occupation Domination Tour
w/ Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Embryonic DevourmentPre Sale Tickets - http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/05-08.htmlThur June 21st @ Annex Rehearsal Studios - San Lorenzo, CA
w/ Vale of Pnath, Dissonance In Design, Fallujah, The Wrath of Vesuvius, Falling To Pieces, Dissipate
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