TRANSCENDENCE have been holed up in Miami’s Dungeon Recording Studios for the last four weeks putting the finishing touches on their follow-up to last year’s Nothing is Cohesive. Fred Freeman, who produced the band’s 2003 release Sleep with you is in the producer’s role again on this new CD which will be titled All Your Heroes Become Villains. With Freeman behind the board again, the new disc promises to be a tightly-controlled more coherent and heavier sounding collection of songs than the band’s self-produced last release. The eclectic Nothing is Cohesive, which the band recorded in their garage on their own had a seventies pop-rock flair with a wide variety of sounds and textures and earned the band top slots on many college radio stations across the country last spring, rave reviews from the critics, and was called “an important and breakthrough album” by HELLFIRE PROMOTIONS.
So what can we expect from the new album? All Your Heroes Become Villains has a modern harder-edged sound that is dark, heavy, and brooding, with a socio-political bent on several tracks. Freeman says he worked the band members hard, often re-recording the drum and bass tracks four or five times if he had to in order to get the right performances. The album also adds orchestration, a lot more piano, a gospel singer, electric sitar, and the addition of trumpet and trombone to the mix. Mixing has begun on the songs and the album should be out by mid-summer.