Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS has completed work on their second album for Metal Blade Records. The title, track-listing, as well as music and behind the scenes studio videos are being readied for public consumption. Until then, BATTLECROSS has shared a few photos from their time at Audiohammer Studios, as well as some thoughts on the recording process with famed producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Whitechapel, DevilDriver).
Since its inception in the early 2000’s, Audiohammer Studios has grown to become one of the go-to studios for metal acts worldwide. The facilities and talent behind the production turned out to be the perfect fit for BATTLECROSS. Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala explains: ‘I was extremely excited about recording our next album but I didn’t know what to expect coming into Audiohammer. There was a lot of pressure on us, but we delivered! Our efforts would not have produced the same results without the masterminds of Mark and Eyal. I haven’t stopped listening to it and I can’t wait for the world to hear it!’
Guitarist Tony Asta adds: “We really pushed ourselves on the new album. Working with Mark and Eyal at Audiohammer was a learning experience for me. The laid back atmosphere, mixed with the deliver or be delivered expectations, really inspired me to do my best. The album came out light years ahead of my expectations and I’m proud to say I had a part in it.”
On the low end, over-the-top bass guitar phenom, Don Slater, offers up his thoughts on the process: “What makes recording an album almost seem effortless is the environment and professionalism you are working with; Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis at Audiohammer are prime examples of this in top-notch form. Their laid-back approach enables unbroken focus. These guys know exactly what they are doing, and it shows in their work, namely our upcoming release. Our experience with Audiohammer not only pushed us to make the best damned album possible, but also made me a better musician.”