Ghost Machine guitarist John Stevens (ex-Clay People) has revealed more details about the creation of the group’s debut album and the group’s follow-up album, which is slated for release sometime in 2008.
“The entire process of the Hypersensitive album took place either in my studio at my house, except for the drums, which we needed a facility that would properly capture the drum tones. We recorded them at Assembly Line studios in Vienna, VA, and Orange Whip in Santa Barbara, Ca” says Ghost Machine guitarist John Stevens. “In comparison to the last release, this one was carrying the weight of a lot of baggage from our lives. The music for Edification was about my ex, my kid, my life. This whole album was very personal for all of us. It was the perfect chance for Ivan and I to disclose and say goodbye to some personal demons we both carry. Strange how 95% of our material starts out as an insightful instrumental that I write to listen to by myself, but the most tracks that are most impacting were “Sheltered” and “Vegas”, which were generated from Wingnut and Crispy respectively. But it’s really about honesty. We can’t hide the who we are.”
Ghost Machine, which also features Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody and former Motograter drummer Chris “Crispy” Binns, recently released the band’s d ebut album Hypersensitive on Corporate Punishment Records. The album engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (Ultraspank, Lo-Pro) and draws from a wide range of influences that range from like NINE INCH NAILS, THE CURE, PINK FLOYD, ALICE IN CHAINS, TOOL and MINISTRY.
“The new CD is written and ready for studio. It’s the most incredible stuff I’ve ever been involved with or written. We have yet to choose from 33 tracks which ones are going to represent our lives at this time.” says Stevens. “It will be a double disc, with full band input as opposed to the last two releases being more of a directed out of my studio with Ivan. We are going to do full band rehearsals and get everyone involved. We are also looking at a few different producers to work with on many different songs to keep the sound vibrant, different and well rounded. The self titled and Hypersensitive albums were mainly produced by me, but this time we want to find more outside perspectives that have the same vision we do then see what happens with the end result.”