Recording the 5th Bacon Fat album

So what have we been up to lately?

Well, between rehearsing for over 40 live shows in the Band Of Brothers tour so far, we also found the time to write 11 brand new Bacon Fat tunes during the last 18 months. Yesterday we finally went to the Noise Factory studios in Wierde (near Namur) to record those 11 tunes together with one kick-ass cover, which eventually will become the 5th Bacon Fat album.

One thing worth mentioning is that this will be the first album featuring the new drummer Tommy McDuff. Another thing worth mentioning is that the new material will be a little bit harder and faster than the previous album. There also will be some more atmospheric and psychedelic stuff on the new album, as well of some stuff that hasn’t been on any Bacon Fat album before! The new drummer might have something to do with that… But of course the sound will be, as always, 110% unmistakably Bacon Fat!

There’s no title for the new album yet, not even a working title. Should have something to do with “fire”, but still anything is possible. So for now here are some atmosphere pictures of the first two days of recording, which was mostly about getting the drums on tape (or rather hard drive, that’s how it goes these days).

Studio Picture 1

The band is really enjoying themselves!

Studio Picture 2

The Noise Factory mixing desk.

Studio Picture 3

The fully mic’ed Drumkit!

New album demo recordings

So no gigs at all in December? What the hell have we been up to then?!

Well, we just took a little break from the road to make some demo recordings of our brand new tunes. So far most drums, bass and guitars have been recorded. Up next is creating a basic mix and lay down the vocals.

Recording is fun, but also a little bit boring, especially for those not playing. Check out some video footage of our recording sessions below,  including a nice time-lapse video of the second bass recording session. Neelzz was of course smart enough to put a different audio track on top of the video to obfuscate the endless messing up of his own bass lines!

Enjoy!!!

 

Drum recording session 8/12 (utter concentration)

 

Guitar recording session 14/12 (notice the ‘fuck’ at the end of the video!)

 

Bass recording session 19/12 (video edited by Neelzz)

Studio Time!

Alright bros and sisses! Looks like the band has prepared itself well to hit the studio next week. Last week’s dates in Rijkevorsel, Ghent and Genk put the counter at 19 gigs so far this year.
This weekend the band is off but as of next weekend Bacon Fat will be in the studio upto somewhere in September.
The band will perform one show in between the recordings. That is of course on August 30th at the Nandrin Festival.
You find the complete schedule for all four days here:

Poster Nandrin