||Winds' guitarist Carl August Tidemann recently posted a message on the Winds' forum stating that he has now completed the solo-guitar recordings for the upcoming album. The rhythm guitars were already completed last year and the recent completion of the solos now concludes all the guitar recordings for the fourth Winds album.
Winds - comprised of singer Lars Eric Si (Khold), guitarist Carl August Tidemann (Arcturus), keyboardist Andy Winter (Age Of Silence) and Jan Axel Von Blomberg (Arcturus, Mayhem) - have also confirmed recent suspicions of a guest performance by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale).
As explained by Andy Winter: "Dan recorded his parts at his own studio in Sweden. We sent him the tracks we wanted him to sing on, along with a few words of what we were looking for. He then came back with some, according to him ''suggestions,' but they were great performances that we intend to keep, and they will surely add to this record in a very positive way."
As previously reported, Winds has already confirmed guest appearances from Agnete M. Kirkevaag (Madder Mortem, Frantic Bleep), Lars A. Nedland (Borknagar, Solefald), and Oystein Moe (Ulver, Tritonus) for their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2004's creative The Imaginary Direction of Time (on The End Records)
The band will be taking a small break over the summer, but will continue finishing up the recordings and eventually mix the new album sometime in the fall.