The Gear Gods EXCESSIVE NERD SH*T Podcast – Episode 2 – ERIK RUTAN

I’m sure that this week you’re mostly concerned with only one Episode – Episode VII. But since that doesn’t happen until Friday, here’s a little something to keep you occupied – it’s Episode II of our podcast!

This week, we sat down with acclaimed producer/engineer/guitarist/vocalist Erik Rutan of death metal legends Hate Eternal! Erik is prolific in his recording career, having done albums for Cannibal Corpse, Rivers of Nihil, Goatwhore, and more. We spoke mainly about his production philosophy, how he gets involved with bands very early on in their process, making him one of the more hands-on type producers I’ve talked to. He stresses the importance of proper pre-production and talks about his old-school approach to modern day techniques, such as on the new Hate Eternal album Infernus.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.