POSSESSED, who are credited as the first death metal band to exist, have begun writing new material for what will be their first full-length studio album since 1986’s “Beyond the Gates”.
About the band’s plans to make a new album guitarist Kelly McLauchlin tells Metal Titans:
We have music and basic song structures for 3 songs written so far. We want to take our time and craft songs which will definitely sound like classic Possessed!! The plan is to record an EP/demo, which we will shop to labels, and then do the full-length. No word on any release date, as we are still in writing mode. We are holding off playing any shows until the end of the year.. I expect we will enter the studio sometime early 2013.
He also talks about the album’s songwriting process:
Well, so far we have been writing the music together as a band, between me, our other guitarist Daniel, and drummer Emilio. So far, it has been that Dan or I will have some song ideas and riffs, maybe an intro riff, and then we work with the drummer for the song structures and arrangements.. we all contribute ideas when it comes to tweaking the riffs, and try different things, before an idea is finalized. We are taking our time with it, and are actually re-working some of the songs now. I am working on some new riffs now, which are very much within the traditional Possessed feel and style, with a modern/updated twist!! Die-hard Possessed fans will not be disappointed!!