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Posted by Carson Slovak on Dec.04, 2015

It’s been a while since the last update and we’ve been keeping very busy. Lots of awesome projects over the last nine months. Where to start…

It seems that we have finally achieved the 90’s trifecta. After recording albums for legendary rock bands Live and Everclear, we were fortunate enough to produce and mix a new album for multi-platinum veteran band Candlebox. I remember watching the video for “Far Behind” on MTV (long ago when they actually played music videos) and they quickly became a favorite band of mine. Skip ahead to 2015 and we’ve produced what I feel is their best album. Grant and I are stoked on this record and can’t wait for it to be released in early 2016. The band is still running a Pledge Music campaign where you can scoop up some awesome pre-order bundles. Check that out HERE.

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Speaking of Live, their last album that we engineered a while ago is being released in Australia and we recently travelled to beautiful York, PA to produce and mix some bonus material for the release. We tracked full-band acoustic versions of some of their big hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “The Dolphin’s Cry” and “Lakini’s Juice”. Really stoked on how they came out and it was awesome to sit in a room and watch one of my favorite bands jam these songs out together.

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Atrium has been getting some press lately. I did interviews for two of our favorite companies, API and Aviom. We’ve been big fans of both companies for a while and it was really cool for them to feature us on their websites. Check out the API feature on their website HERE and the Aviom piece HERE.

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We were also a part of 2015’s Launch Music Conference, which is always a great time. I got to speak on a panel with some buddies of mine including Kevin Lyman (Van’s Warped Tour), JB Brubaker (August Burns Red), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records), David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summer Fest) and Mike Mowery (Outerloop Entertainment). Check out the Launch Music Conference website and register to play or attend in 2016.

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Throw The Fight travelled all the way from Minneapolis to record their new full-length with us, the long-awaited follow-up to the John Feldmann-produced “What Doesn’t Kill Us”. It was a pleasure hanging out with these dudes and crushing this album with them. It’s super catchy and heavy as hell. We couldn’t be more excited about it. Expect an early 2016 release through Bullet Tooth Records.

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The newest August Burns Red album that we produced and mixed was released over the summer to an overwhelming critical response, once again earning a spot in the Billboard 200 Top Ten with 29,000 copies sold in its first week of release. We are super proud of this album and want to congratulate our friends for their biggest first week yet. They are currently headlining a full-US tour with support from Every Time I Die and Stick To Your Guns. Here’s their video for “Ghosts” which features Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember.

We recorded a new full-length for PA’s Rivers of Nihil, released on Metalblade Records. These dudes recorded an EP with me years ago in our old facility and have since grown into one of the most interesting and relevant American death metal bands. The album is an awesome progression from their last release; very atmospheric, dynamic and heavy. Check out their video for “Sand Baptism” below.

The homies in Lancaster’s Vital Signs just dropped a video for their song “Forgive and Regret”. We’ve been slowly working on a new EP with them and it’s turning out great. Early next year we’ll also begin work on a full-length, but for now, check out the video here:

Our buddies in Pittsburg’s Secret Eyes signed with Tragic Hero Records and finally released their full-length “Comatose”. I think this is the longest we’ve ever worked on an album – we actually started recording it about 4 years ago, a song or two at a time. It’s a really cool, spacey rock album for fans of Circa Survive and the like. Here’s their video for “Oh Dear” featuring Johnny Craig.

We had a great time working on a full-length for another sick Pittsburg band called Unparalleled Height. These dudes are super solid and the guitar playing is phenomenal. Fans of Killswitch Engage and Affiance will love this record. Here’s the video for “Embrace The Storm”.

Lancaster pals A Scent Like Wolves have signed with We Are Triumphant to release their latest album that we produced. These dudes are good friends of ours and have recorded with us many times. Their EP “Alternate Lives” will be released in December 2015 with a full-length following next year. Below is their lyric video for “Sycophant”.

Toronto, Ontario’s Weston made the trip down to record an EP with us. This band is super heavy and comprised of really great dudes. If you dig The Last Ten Seconds of Life, you’ll probably dig these guys. Here’s their video for “Summit”.