Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN, will release their new full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut on March 29th. Harbinger was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (Devildriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence). Today, the band discusses what the writing and recording process was like for Harbinger.
Bassist Kevin Student commented: “Working with Jason was awesome because he like us wanted to make the best album possible. We both became really invested in capturing the style that I wanted to portray and have it be angry and aggressive just bring something unique to the table.”
“‘Witness’ is about trying to survive when everything around you is falling apart,” commented vocalist Jamison Friesen. “It’s told through a fictional post apocalyptic setting, inspired by the Mad Max films. The protagonist finds he’s a hero in times where there doesn’t seem to be a point in trying.”
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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN started as a band with a mission to play music without compromise and carve their way through the music scene on their own terms. Coming from a small city in Northern Canada, this was a necessary strategy, since the band didn’t come up in a big city scene with regular promoters, venues and attendees.
After touring in support of two self-released albums, Endless Nights and Shadows, the band began plotting their next release. On a whim they decided to send some of the new demos to one of their heroes, Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios, to see if he would be interested in recording them. To the band’s absolute surprise, Jason liked what he heard, and found time between some of the heavy-hitters that he had been working on to record their material. This was an opportunity the band couldn’t pass up, and immediately started planning the trip of flying over 3,000 miles, from one end of the continent of North America to the other, to record the best songs the band had ever written.
Fast forward to after two successful recording sessions produced by Jason Suecof and mastered by Mark Lewis, the band was able to attract the attention of A&R legend Monte Conner. Conner was impressed with what he heard and quickly struck a deal with the band. With such a rapid ascent thus far, there’s no telling what great things lurk inARRIVAL OF AUTUMN’s not too distant future.