Michael Starr had vocal surgery and re-recorded his vocals multiple times for new Steel Panther album

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Michael Starr had vocal surgery and re-recorded his vocals multiple times for new Steel Panther album

Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice and the singer spoke about the recording of the band’s upcoming new studio album Heavy Metal Rules, which will be released on September 27, 2019.

In terms of the pros and cons of recording a new album, Starr indicated: “Well we took a lot of time on this record because the whole record ended up getting deleted because Lexxi Foxx took the hard drives with the sessions and the backup a and he

dropped it on the cement and the files were all gone and we had no back up in the cloud because the internet wasn’t working at the Studio. So we had to re-record all the vocals, the bass, the guitars and the keyboards for the whole record so we really re-recorded everything.  Then after listening back to my voice it sounded like there was something wrong with it so I went to my voice doctor and he looked and said I had a polyp or node on it so we had to postpone the release of the record and I went and had surgery, so they cut the node out and I’ve recovered 100%. Then I recorded all the vocals again so for this record we spent a lot of time on it and we perfected every part of each song and you’re gonna hear it and be blown away it’s killer.”

With respect to re-recording the new album multiple times helped make it sound better, Starr stated: “Every time we record a record, we first do a demo and then we go on to record it for real with our producer and then you live with it for the rest of your life. Well this time, we recorded it and we lived with it for about a month and then we had to re-recorded it so I was able to really challenge myself to to make it better. Then when I had to get the surgery  my voice was even stronger and it was easier to sing. So  I would say I did each song each song about  150 times after three re-records so what you’re hearing is the accumulation of me really getting deep and emotion with the tracks and I think it reflects that very cool.”

You can read other excerpts from the interview with Michael Starr at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:

Steel Panther Michael Starr Interview- Talks New Album Heavy Metal Rules & being politically correct

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