With the release of their latest EP Thread of Life now available, New Jersey-based metal band Etherius have just unleashed the third and final episode of their behind-the-scenes series in which they detail the experience of tracking drums, bass, and now, guitars, with legendary guitarist and producer Angel Vivaldi! In the video, guitarist Jay Tarantino talks about the process of recording guitars for the EP and what it was like working with Vivaldi.
Below is a quote from Tarantino about the recording:
“The recording process was a great experience. We did so much of the work during pre-production that it made things much easier when we recorded the master tracks. Since we knew all of our parts worked well together, we didn’t have to stress over arrangements or whether someone’s note choices would work well within the song. It was just all about getting the absolute best takes we could. The only things that changed from pre-production were 75-80 percent of my leads. It was a great learning experience re-writing most of them as we were tracking. It allowed me the chance to work on my improvisational skills. And if something didn’t work, I’d try something else until I was happy.” Gear: The only guitar I used was my white Kiesel Aries 7 string that has been my main touring guitar for the last couple of years. I used a Martin acoustic for “Lament” and a Kiesel thin line for the intro acoustic lead in “Thread of Life.” All solos were recorded direct with the Axe Fx and all rhythm guitars were recorded direct and re-amped with a Mesa Dual Rectifier and a 5150.”