Guitar legend Andy James has announced his latest instrumental solo album, Exodus, to be released on 5th May via Urban Yeti Records.
The latest track from the upcoming album is Never Back Down, which can be streamed on YouTube.
“It’s been a while since I did my last solo album, but the time has come where I’ve suddenly got a collection of songs that seem to fit together pretty well and thought why not put out another album. I don’t like to force material, it either comes naturally or it doesn’t. However, every so often I get inspired to write some songs and the next album is exactly that, spontaneous inspiration. Some of it is a slightly different vibe for me where other songs encapsulate what I think people associate with my sound and writing style, but as a whole fitted together nicely.
I decided to do everything myself this time around. Sometimes when you do demos you capture a vibe that when recreated in a studio, doesn’t quite get the same vibe, so with these songs they started as demos then I spent more time on them to get them sounding like proper songs rather than going back to a studio to re-do it all. On past releases, I feel some of the original vibe has been lost, but this time I think for me it has captured more spontaneity that I wanted to get down.
I’m excited to put this collection of songs out with the relatively new label, Urban Yeti Records, and getting out there to play.” – Andy James
For fans of Exodus, Megadeth and Anthrax combined with the newer sounds of a band like Killswitch Engage come Enime with their new single Selling Fear a track about how the government and media use fear as a tactic to keep the general population in check.
The band has been described as producing quite a heavy style of music but one that is also clean and melodic. The band are also inspired by real events around us and therefore are extremely easy to connect to on a personal level.