Por primera vez desde la vuelta de Sleep, el trío que hizo de los riff gordos y faloperos un estilo de vida, anunció una fecha límite para grabar su nuevo disco.
Matt Pike dijo que primero se tienen que sentir cómodos con el nuevo material a grabar, pero definitivamente se pusieron marzo de 2017 como fecha límite.
En esta entrevista deja a las claras que primero quieren editar con Sleep, salir de gira para presentar el disco y después ahí editar para High On Fire. Y ahí, salir fuerte para presentar el disco de su segunda banda. Pero primero lo primero: Sleep en marzo de 2017
Dejo parte de la entrevista que dió Matt Pike para CBS San Francisco:
CBS SF: So if you’re already writing for the next Sleep album, how far along are you? Are you still putting together pieces or do you have some songs finished?
Matt Pike: We need to have a few more boot camps in between now and when we’re going to try to record in March. We don’t even know who we’re putting it out with or how we’re going to fund that or whatever. But I do know once we have a finished product, a lot of people are going to buy that up. It’s just a matter of working it out. We have a lot of really, really good tunes. We’re just trying to get to the point where we’re comfortable recording that.
So we have that deadline. And I don’t want Sleep and High on Fire to both have albums coming out at the same time, so I’m going to be recording with High on Fire right after that. We’ll get the Sleep album out and do a little tour with Sleep when that pops up, and then get the High on Fire record out and do extensive touring with High on Fire. It’s hard to schedule all that s–t because you inevitably run into some red tape or some bulls–t that slows things down a bit. I’m trying to do a lot and I think I’m doing a good job of making all that happen and the guys I’m playing with are doing a good job of making it happen. There just has to be an open line of communication when it comes to scheduling.
CBS SF: So it sounds like you have a fairly set window of when you’ll be tracking the Sleep album?
Matt Pike: Well, so so. We put our own deadline on ourselves so we get it done. So we’re shooting to record somewhere in March, but we have to be comfortable with what we’re recording.
CBS SF: Would you say both the Sleep and High on Fire albums are in the same ballpark as far as the gestation of the songs before actual recording?
Matt Pike: I want to finish the Sleep one in March and then finish the High on Fire one in June. That way they can be staggered as far as when they come out. We’ve got bills to pay on both sides and families to feed on both sides, so I’ve got to make sure everybody is operable and working. It’s kind of a difficult thing, but whatever. It’s kind of how my life is anyway.