WIGAN’S music fans can start preparing for another descent into darkness as metal band Sinnergod is about to begin recording its new album.
The five-piece, made up of guitarist and vocalist Mark Hampson, guitarist and backing vocalist Dave Jones, bassist Karl Parker, drummer Chris Hampson and keyboardist Paul Swindells, is currently hard at work in the rehearsal room hammering out the tracks that will form the follow-up to debut full-length release The Seven Deadly Sinphonies.
The gothic-influenced metallers are promising the new songs will have a heavier feel than the tracks on their previous effort, and will head for the studio this autumn to record their latest work.
Sinnergod has also enjoyed a successful summer on the road playing festivals and recently secured a major coup when latest single The Thirst made it on to the cover CD of Metal Hammer, one of extreme music’s most popular magazines.
Drummer Chris said: “The music is near enough written but we’re still tweaking the lyrics a bit, and then we will hopefully be in the studio somewhere by mid-September.
“The new stuff is a bit heavier than our last recording and we will be doing something special with the packaging. It will probably be a full-length album again as we’ve got quite a few songs coming together at the moment.
“Getting our song on to the Metal Hammer CD was great. The album’s done really well digitally and they just asked if they could use our single, which is brilliant.”
As well as performing for dedicated rockers and metalheads up and down the country Sinnergod also took their sound to a whole new audience this summer performing at the Forever Sun Festival in Dorchester with the likes of the Happy Mondays and Toploader alongside punk acts such as Buzzcocks and former member of The Sex Pistols Glen Matlock.
The group’s latest adventures have been undertaken with a slightly different line-up after Marc Robinson amicably left the band to be replaced on keyboards by Paul Swindells.
Chris said: “We’re still best friends with Marc, but the band progressing has put strain on us all and he’s opted out. We went for Paul straight away, he can play lots of instruments and has fitted in really well.”
Sinnergod will hit the road again this autumn and also hopes to perform some of the newly-recorded material for the first time at its now-annual hometown gig at The Tudor on Hallowe’en.
For more information about the band, search for Sinnergod on Facebook.