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Modern Rites - To Release 'Endless' Album In August

Following their 2021 debut record Monuments, black metal duo Modern Rites now proudly disclose details and first single of new one. Entitled Endless, it will see its official on August 30 via Debemur Morti Productions.

Jonny Warren shares insights into the creation of Endless:

"While exploring ideas for the album, we knew we wanted richer harmonies and more synth presence, so a lot of ideas started on keyboard first. The title track started with a piano version where I explored the initial chords and melodies. I then created bass, synth, and programmed drum parts based on the piano progression. The part that's now in the pre-chorus and bridge was actually the intro at first, but we decided to chop up the original structure to create a more "grand" feeling overall.

"Compared to the first album, there was a lot more virtual back and forth between Berg and I as we had a lot more layers to work with. We would often wake up to new contributions that each of us made to a song and then chat throughout our overlapping waking hours on ways to improve it. Additionally, I played bass in C-standard this time to match Berg's guitars, where previously I was in E-standard. I think this gave some of the riffs a bigger impact compared to last time.

"Finally, we owe a lot of thanks to Simón at Empty Hall Studio for creating cohesiveness with the mix and bringing our vision to life with the overall atmosphere."

Band profile: Modern Rites
Posted: 22.06.2024 by Abattoir

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