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"As far as a 'bleak and barren wasteland' — yeah, we've always kind of liked that vibe, but really, coming out to Philly hasn't changed our mindset," he says. "Our minds are in the same place. Yeah, we're living in a different spot, a completely different city, but it's only helping us. We're still the same people."
The yet-to-be-titled album is in the works but is being molded into an epic continuation and conclusion to Outer Isolation. The release will also mark the first project this version of the band will complete from start to finish. "With Outer Isolation and Black Future, a lot of those songs were written 10 years ago," Chin says. "This is our solid lineup, and this is what we're writing that's new. I can't get into the new album too much because there's still too much that's in question and a lot that might be changed and all that. But we are all stoked to write it and record it.
Vektor's figured out what works, and is sticking to its tried-and-true method.
"And we're not trying to get all weird either; we're not trying to be super avant-garde," he says. "It's still going to be our sound; it's still going to be fast and heavy. None of that's going to change.