Less than a year and a half after calling it quits, New Jersey metallers MUTINY WITHIN have announced plans to complete their sophomore album, the demo recordings for which were laid down in early 2011.
A teaser for the forthcoming CD, “Synchronicity”, is available in the YouTube clip below.
In a recent interview with AFGM, MUTINY WITHIN vocalist Chris Clancy stated about the forthcoming album, “It’s essentially the old lineup but without Drew [Stavola, keyboards]. We’re just doing it in our spare time. They send me parts over and I put it together in Pro Tools. I just have a few more tracks to record vocals on, Brandon [Jacobs, guitar] has a few solos to record and then we’re done.”
He added, “We’re not sure on the track listing 100% yet. There’s one song that I’m having a really hard time writing vocals for so we might lose a track. It should still be 11-12 tracks, though. We want to get it out before the end of the year.”
Asked if MUTINY WITHIN has any plans to tour in support of the upcoming album, Clancy — who is a U.K. national — said, “It’d be really great to tour, but it’s just impossible now. It’s mainly immigration issues. It’d cost me $5,000 just to get a visa to tour with. Same with Dan [Daniel Bage, guitar]. On top of that, we had to sell our van to cover debts, and everybody has jobs or is in college now. Getting good tours without a label is near impossible, too. Without tour support, we’d never have gotten out of New Jersey as we lost thousands every tour due to fuel costs and lack of merch sales.”
The self-titled debut album from MUTINY WITHIN landed at position No. 41 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Mutiny Within” was released on February 23, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida with producer Jason Bieler (SIKTH, SKINDRED, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, NONPOINT) and was mixed by Jeff Rose and Martin “Ginge” Ford of Nott-In-Pill studios in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.