Behind The Famine
The video was filmed during The Famine's summer 2010 recording sessions, as the pieces were assembled for what is sure to be one of 2011's most punishing albums. The behind-the-scenes video can be seen here.
The Architects of Guilt, The Famine's sophomore Solid State release, will hit stores on February 15th. "The Architects of Guilt is not a sing-a-long or a feel good record; it's the death rattle and dying breath," explains bassist Jon Richardson. "The Famine is not here to win popularity contests, simply create metal, red in tooth and claw."
"The music has become faster, more technical, even abrasive and discomforting, trading sheer aggression and energy for the lifeless sweeps and mechanized beats that have come to dominate and dilute the genre. The lyrics forego empty threats and skip the subtleties, calling out the deceit and duplicity of our leaders, and the decay next door masked by a flaking white picket fence and a familiar chemical scent."
However, the recording process for The Architects of Guilt did not go as smoothly as The Famine would have hoped. The album's release was set back months, due to an unfortunate electrical fire in the band's studio.
"(The firefighters) didn't know that it was a recording studio so they busted in, hoses blazing, and what wasn't burnt to a crisp was covered in melted napalm, because as soon as that sound-proofing and insulation catches flame, it just turns into molten goo that covers everything," explains vocalist Nick Nowell in a recent interview with GunShyAssassin.com. "What wasn't covered in napalm was completely soaked. We lost a lot that day, including everything we had recorded and all of the recording equipment. Everything that was in the control room."
The track list for The Architects of Guilt is