By: Shannon Joy
Pennsylvania natives THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE have tapped LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and mega-producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Hatebreed) to produce their forthcoming release. The effort will be Adler's first production work outside of LAMB OF GOD, and the drummer had the following to say about his new-found role:
"I've been wanting to produce a band other than my own for awhile now, but never found one that inspired me quite enough to jump in. It's an exhaustive process to commit your creativity and focus to someone else. Most bands that are noticed today do one thing really well, or are known for a particular direction. Few combine as many elements as seamlessly as THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE. This record is intense to say the least. It feels like a landmark music moment. Time will tell, but I'm obviously pretty f'n psyched."
The band are equally as excited to be working with Adler, with vocalist Ricky Armellino gushing that "He's a big part of the family now."
The as-yet untitled album is due out this spring on Good Fight Music. The band has posted two webisodes docuementing the entire process: