In addition to fronting the band for some upcoming live gigs, Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is also helping the band out in the studio.
Shai Hulud are preparing to record their fourth album for Metal Blade Records, and have Gilbert committed to produce it.
The album follows 2008’s Misanthropy Pure; the band had been writing for the disc in recent weeks.
Chad has produced albums by Terror, Trapped Under Ice, A Day To Remember, and H20. I think he’s kind of a douche. I have my reasons.
“Matt Fox from Shai Hulud hit me up while on tour about potentially producing their new album,” says Gilbert. “I immediately thought it could be an interesting and fun team up but I really wanted to hear new demos before agreeing.
“He sent me a few new songs and I was pleasantly surprised! The songs were awesome and felt very classic; the melodic hardcore metal they are already admired for but taken to another level,” Gilbert adds. “I think with us teamed up we can make the best Shai Hulud record yet!”
Adds Fox: “It started with this riff. Like a lot of albums do. It’s a pretty cool riff, Chad liked it, so I showed him a few more. He seemed to like the others, and had some really cool ideas for them, too. This was a few years ago, and that’s when we first entertained the idea working on a record together.
“Fast forward to when we are almost ready to book studio time… let’s see if Chad remembers any of those riffs. He remembered liking them, and asked to hear more. By this time some of these riffs made it into completed songs. We were pretty happy to hear he liked how everything evolved, and that he’d be interested in working with us on the next Shai Hulud album.
“I remember at 14 years old or so I was extremely excited because Wolverine was teaming up with the Punisher in ‘Punisher: War Journal.’ I don’t know if anything can match that youthful elation, but this is right up there, pretty damn close.”
I remember that comic. It was fucking bad-ass as fuck.
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