Outloud In The Studio Working On Second Album
July 25, 2010
Greek hard rockers Outloud, who reached the Sleaze Roxx Top 10 of 2009 with their debut release We’ll Rock You To Hell And Back Again! on Frontiers Records, are preparing their second studio album and Rockpages Web Magazine was there to talk with the band. Featuring Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, Firewind) and Bob Katsionis (Firewind), the entire Outloud interview can be viewed at http://www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=4348&type=1&lang=EN.
Rockpages.gr: You are in the studio for the second time working on the new album… what are your thoughts and feelings?
Bob Katsionis: First of all, I have to say that we are very glad that we are back in Basement Studios, where we’ve created a family atmosphere with the guys that own it, and actually they’ve made me a special t-shirt! We trust these guys. We made our first album here. Even though technology has progressed quite a lot, and everyone is making their albums at home, we chose to go to a studio, where we like the feeling, being away from home… I live across the street though (laughs)… and work.
Rockpages.gr: Can you give us a couple of song titles, how many of them are ready, and how many you’ve written so far?
Mark Cross: Well, they are all working titles yet. There is one song called “Underworld”, and a couple more, but I can’t remember them… It’s all too fresh! We begun recording on June 21st, and we finished the pre-production, and now we will be recording the drums. We have 14-15 songs, but yet we don’t know which ones will end up on the album.
Rockpages.gr: How long did it take you to compose the songs?
Bob Katsionis: One year. Actually, Tony began bringing his ideas before we even finished the first one album. We ditched around 15 songs that were written for the first album, and we thought we’d use for the second, but we changed our minds. Thank God we had a lot of inspiration, and we didn’t want to wait for too long before entering the studio. We didn’t want our ideas to mature. We thought we had good songs so, let’s go make the album.