Evergreen Terrace


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Andrew Carey: Vocals
Craig Chaney: Guitars, Vocals
Josh James: Guitar
Caleb James: Touring Drummer

“Die letzten paar Jahre waren eine große Herausforderung für uns als Band.” EVERGREEN TERRACEs Gitarrist Joshua James spricht hier über die harten Umstände, die der Band in letzter Zeit begegnet sind. “We lost a long time member, gas prices we’re eating us alive and record sales were down across the board, all due to the hurting economy. The future didn’t look bright. When Craig, Kyle and I got into the practice space to start writing the new album, we didn’t know what to expect but it just flowed out of us. All of the good, the bad, and the ugly things that had happened to us just poured out into these songs. It ended up being the easiest record for us to write because we had been through so much, and had so much built up inside of us.”

Im April begab sich die Band ins Studio, um die neue Scheibe ‘Almost Home’, den Nachfolger zu ihrem Metal Blade-Debüt ‘Wolfbiker’ (2007), einzuspielen. Eine Platte, die das Outburn als “badass metalcore, and as a band Evergreen Terrace takes a step forward” abgefeiert hat. Über die Bedeutung des Titels der neuen Platte sagt James: “We are a touring band, and it feels like we are forever saying we’re ‘almost home.’ Touring is something that nothing compares to, but there’s a feeling of almost being home that resonates with all of us. In a way the band has come full circle back to its original home. We started this band for fun, and it lead us to success. Writing this album has brought us back to the beginning. It has been fun, crazy, frustrating, insomniatic and even with the inevitable pressure, pretty carefree.”

Das Album wurde in zwei verschiedenen Studios eingespielt, eine neue Erfahrung für die Band. Während die Instrumente in den Martell Studios in Kingsland, GA aufgenommen wurden, entstanden die Vocals im Audio Hammer in Sanford, FL (August Burns Red, Bury Your Dead, Trivium, etc.). “We usually get very little input from engineers because we’ve always self-produced. This time was the first time we actually had any type of ‘producer,’ so we were pretty excited to see how it was going to come out”, sagt James über den Aufnahmeprozess. “We got to Martel Studios and found out that Stan (engineer) is a phenomenal bass player and had some really good instrumental ideas. He actually played all the bass on the record. Jason from Audio Hammer (vocal producer/mixer) had a lot of good ideas for effects and positioning of the heavy vocals and harmonies with Craig’s clean vocals. Both Stan and Jason were great to work with. They were very energetic and eager to give their ideas but always let us have full control.”

Aus Jacksonville, FL stammend, haben EVERGREEN TERRACE ihren Weg durch den melodischen Hardcore vor knapp einer Dekade begonnen. Verankert in den cleanen Vocals und eingängigen Hooks von Gitarrist/Sänger Craig Chaney und punktiert von Andrew Careys aggressivem Gesang, war die Band niemals von jemand anderem als sich selbst abhängig, um sich voranzubringen. Das Line-up vervollständigen neben Andrew und Craig Joshua James (guitar), Kyle Mims (drums) und der momentane Tourbassist Chris Andrews (ex-Stretch Arm Strong). EVERGREEN TERRACE sind auf ‘Almost Home’ zu ihren Wurzeln zurückgekehrt und schwören erneut auf ihre mörderische Mischung aus Melodic Hardcore, Metal und Punk. “I think this record will surprise the new listeners as well as have the old ones stoked. I’d say its best described as a good mixture of (previous albums) ‘Burned Alive by Time’ and ‘Wolfbiker’”, erklärt James.

Die Jungs waren zusamen mit Bands wie As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Rise Against, Thursday, Circa Survive, Every Time I Die, Strung Out, Agnostic Front und vielen mehr weltweit auf Tour.




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