Stix Zadinia Says They Are Doing New Steel Panther Album Differently Than They’ve Ever Done A Record

Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia talked about their newest project during a recent appearance on Lipps Service With Scott Lipps podcast.

In the conversation, Stix confirmed that Steel Panther is recording their sixth studio album and stated that the new album is expected to be released by the end of this year.

Furthermore, Stix stated that they are doing things differently while recording the album because of the coronavirus outbreak and said that they are making the records from their homes instead of grouping together.

While Stix was saying that they are pretty lucky because you can get great sounds in the home studio, he also mentioned they really need to record the drums in such a professional place.

Here is what Stix Zadinia said:

“We’re recording a new record right now. And we’re doing this one differently than we’ve ever done a record. Usually, for every record, we get together, we go into pre-production, we work it out.

Satchel will come in with the songs, then we’ll get together physically, work ’em out, go record ’em, and we’re all at the studio. And because of the way things are now, it’s forced us to sort of look at things through a different lens, and we’ve decided to try it this way…

I’m tracking drums here, I’m sending it to the guys, then there’s guitars laid over, and then vocals that are gonna be recorded. So it’s very separate. And then we’ll have somebody mix it. And that’ll be the record.”

He added:

“It’s basically very similar to the way we’ve been doing records, except just a different order. I think every time you do a record, there’s so much that has to be put into writing a song, making a song good and listening to a song from start to finish and having it be exciting and not bore you — all the stuff that goes into that is before you ever start to record.

And then recording these days, we’re all very lucky because you can get really great sounds in your home studio. The only thing that we’re probably gonna go, and need to go, into a really good studio for is the drums, ’cause that involves the room and other things.

But you don’t necessarily have to do the drums first. If you’re playing to a click, and if you work out the parts that you want for a record, you can replace it with real drums later on in the process.”

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