Archive for January, 2015

Third time working with Aetherian, melodic death metal band from Greece. This time we worked on their 5-track EP “Tales Of Our Times”. The recording procedure was really smooth and pleasant. The guys have really improved since the last time and we had the chance to work on more demanding stuff without a single problem.
A 30-days break occurred between recording and mixing process, due to my heavy pre-booked schedule with other bands. This gave me the opportunity to reapproach the music afterwards with fresh ears.
Guitars were reamped through a boosted Peavey 6505+, turned really loud to get some speaker movement/action going on. First time using this amp and really blew my mind with just a SM75 on the right spot!
The first mix that was sent to the band differs greatly compared to the final version. Aetherian had several suggestions, which I gladly followed. This fact resulted in a more guitar-based sound which really suits this kind of music.
Mastering-wise, I decided to go for a full-commercial volume, while preserving as much of the original dynamics as possible. After all, it’s death metal, right?

Recorded, mixed and mastered during Winter 2014-15.


It’s been a while since I last updated this blog! So what do we have? A drum playthrough of Revolted Masses, for a song from our “Us Or Them” debut album, called “Avdei Far’Oh”. Drums were recorded at SoundWay studios.

I miced the Mapex kit the “traditional” way and let George do the rest, as he really knows how to hit hard (no homo).

Overheads are stereo pair, and I also used a room mic that was really useful during the mixing process when slammed with compression. Mixing-wise, I gave myself less than an hour to mix the whole thing, just to give the natural and unpolished result a drum-playthrough should have.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered during Autumn 2014.