Bourbon and cigars in hand, we arrived at Full Force Studios with producer Joe Cincotta, ready to get working on drum tracks for the Imperium album.
Nothing much was going on other than getting the right drum sounds and making sure our tempo maps were just the way we wanted them.
After we loaded the tempo maps, Chris and Brian laid down some scratch guitar tracks and Bill got behind the kit. It only took a few minutes of jamming together to realize that we needed to adjust some of parts on the maps. Since the key to our music is flow and groove, everything needed to be just right. We spent the evening tweaking our maps to perfection. Bill eventually did a 'final' take of one song, "Fabricating Bliss", which we all thought was completely killer, but he called me this morning to say he was going to redo it.
Tomorrow the serious business of drum tracking begins.