Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have uploaded the third in a series of video reports from the recording sessions for the band's new, semi-acoustic album. The band chose "RAWoid" (a theme that merges "RAW" from the group's first album, "Schizo Level", and "Void" from their third effort, "Turbulence") as the song which will be gradually portrayed in these video blogs.
"RAW" (original version):
"Void" (original version):
THANATOSCHIZO is recording the new CD in two different facilities: Teatro de Vila Real in their hometown, Vila Real; and the group's own Blind & Lost Studios in Santa Marta de Penaguião, Portugal. For the first time, the bandmembers are assuming the production duties themselves and are being assisted by sound engineers Pedro Cabral and Paulo Almeida.
THANATOSCHIZO guitarist Guilhermino Martins states: "It has been a long journey for us, full of surprises, which all of you will get to know in due time.
"As time went by, we felt the need to use more and more traditional and orchestral instruments in these songs and that took some more time to find the perfect people to play. Take, for instance, 'RAWoid', as it merges one of our all-time extreme themes — 'RAW' — and the ethnic aeons of 'Void' into a final somehow Balkan song. We are assembling the orchestra, the percussion, the traditional instruments and that takes time. A lot of time, in fact! In this particular song, we've gathered the precious help of Ricardo Silveira, who orchestrated the brass section and Banda de Música de Mateus, who are featured on the song/video.
"We are now starting the epic process of mixing all the tracks. It won't be easy, I'm sure, but I foresee this album as our ultimate tour de force. Furthermore, we have already found the name for our album.
"Check in for some news in two weeks and you'll get its name!"
The new CD will be released by Major Label Industries and will contain reworked songs from all THANATOSCHIZO albums — "Schizo Level", "InsomniousNightLift", "Turbulence" and "Zoom Code" — featuring an even more avant-garde approach with ethnical and progressive distinctive touches, already hinted on the band's "regular" releases.
THANATOSCHIZO's fourth album, "Zoom Code", was released in March 2008 via My Kingdom Music (Recital Records in Portugal).