||Nothnegal have entered Vakaruge Studio with Matt Hyde to begin recording the band's as-yet-untitled second album, which follows the Decadence debut release.
The band explained the process: "The follow-up to 2012's Decadence is being produced by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Machine Head, As I Lay Dying) with vocal production duties being handled by Paul Reeve of Muse fame. Additional production / engineering will be handled by longtime producer of Nothnegal, Mohamed Shamheed. Nothnegal's longtime guitarist Fufu will not be part of the recording of the new album and Chippe (Serenity Dies) will be filling in for Fufu who still remain as a member of Nothnegal. This would also be the first recording of Nothnegal since vocalist Affan joined the band as an official member, Affan did a guest appearance on the band's previous album Decadence."
"It's been almost a year since the release of our debut album Decadence and we have already come up with enough demos for a new album. We have toured South Asia, South Asia and the Middle East since the release of Decadence, whenever we meet somebody who knows that we are from the Maldives and when we go through the reviews, we get the same question about why we sound like a European or American band and nothing like a band that's coming from these islands."
"The new music will be different and would feature ambient sounds and exotic instruments from the Maldives, we would also be doing a couple of songs entirely in our native language 'Dhivehi.' The songs would be heavier but far from our previous death metal sound. We will be launching a studio diary and update it by posting videos / photos of the recording sessions. We would also be travelling to different islands of the Maldives to capture the sounds and the exotic instruments we plan on using in our music."
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