NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has issued an update on his upcoming debut solo album, which is tentatively due in early 2008. Dane has written about eight tracks with former SOILWORK guitarist-turned-producer Peter Wichers and has also collaborated with ex-HIMSA guitarist Matt Wicklund on a few songs.
Stated Dane: "Hello from Nashville! Matt Wicklund is starting guitar tracks today [Wednesday, October 31]. Peter is pretty much done with most of his guitar parts. Things are starting to shape up. I'm having a great time getting to know the locals here.
"One thing that just made me want to die from laughter... I'm at Jack In The Box getting breakfast and these two old guys with accents so thick you could cut them with a knife are sitting next to me, totally drunk at about 10 am, bitching about how their wives can't cook, 'nothing gets cooked in my house unless she does it, but ya know what I can cook a hot dog..... damn, all you gotta do is boil water...well, I'll tell ya what, I can still cook a hamburger when she passes out.' I almost fell off my chair..."
In a September 2006 interview with Metal-Rules.com, Dane stated about the upcoming solo CD, "I've been working on it for like the last year off and on, just writing songs with Peter Wichers, and at some point we'll finish them then go in the studio . . . It doesn't sound like NEVERMORE, and I think, you know, if it did, there wouldn't be much point in doing a side project. If it sounded like NEVERMORE I think it would be a little redundant . . . Of course it's metal! Kind of like metal-infused hard rock, I think. It's different and it's a chance for me to explore myself — explore myself in other ways! [laughs] Well, for me, and for Peter from SOILWORK as well, it was kind of a chance for us both to 'step outside the box,' because people expect a certain thing from both those bands and with this we don't have to fulfill any expectations. We can do whatever we want."
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