It's been four years since Winds Of Plague released Resistance, which saw fairly mixed reception from critics. Now in a fairly lengthy Twitter image post, frontman Johnny Plague has come out saying the new record is done, it's blackened, it's got a ton of breakdowns, and the band has done an excellent job with the orchestral production.
This will also be the band's first album with bassist Justin Bock and guitarists Volkar Kael and Michael Montoya, as well as being rejoined by drummer Arturo "Art" Cruz. Winds Of Plague is currently in the studio with Will Putney (Body Count, The Acacia Strain).
“I wanted to take a minute from the craziness of life, shoot a quick update on the record status, and thank everyone for their patience.
We are putting the finishing touches on the record: working in the epic orchestral arrangements. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s coming together.
It is proving to be everything I could ever want in a WOP record. What stands out to me so far is how seamlessly we are able to blend the many elements that create the signature WOP sound through solid song craftsmanship, fast black metal riffs, crushing breakdowns and over the top orchestra production.
Another huge milestone this record is setting in my opinion is my vocal performance. Producers Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson really pushed and helped me to find new vocal tones and ranges I didn’t even know I was capable of.
After 10 years of music I finally feel I’m going to get the WOP record I’ve always wanted and I know the fans will feel the wait was worth it.
Now, back to work.
**NEW RECORD UPDATE** pic.twitter.com/4s4kMMJSDC
— Winds of Plague (@windsofplague) July 17, 2017