GONE IN APRIL has completed mixing and mastering of their album entitled “We Are But Human”. During a period of over 2 years of composition and recording, the team of musicians, comprising of Canadian drummer Yanic Bercier, Canadian vocalist/violist/violinist Julie Belanger Roy, German guitarist/vocalist Felix Shoemaker and Italian bassist Chicco Parisi Lalonde, put their heads together to complete the material for the band’s first album. Their diverse backgrounds in music, from many years of classical to many years of metal, lead to a powerful mix of female vocals with classical viola/violin, along with melodic guitars, groovy bass and technical drumming.
“There are many aspects which I find really cool about this album”, says Yanic. “Beside the fact that there are aggressive fast parts and slow melodic parts, Julie used her classical training and metal influences to write enticing vocal melodies in different vocal styles for Felix’s multiple layers of melodic guitars. Chicco’s bass brought a new dimension to the songs, taking both supporting roles and lead roles. It was great to work with these musicians and I look forward to the next album!”
The debut also features guest guitarists Gabriele Pala (Azure Agony) and Pier Gonella (Labyrinth). The album was engineered and mixed by Yanic Bercier at WaveTransform Studios, Knoxville, TN and mastered by Tom Morris at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, FL. The release is scheduled for fall 2011.
So, check out 3 audio tracks on myspace and the youtube album teaser! I hope you enjoy the different aspects that GIA’s music has to offer!