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Intense Sounds On The Second Break

Intense Sounds On The Second Break

Who: Sunk Loto
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Author: Jade Lazarevic
When: Thursday November 27, 2003

IT HAS taken Gold Coast heavy rock act SUNK LOTO three years to release the follow up to its debut release Big Picture Lies.

In that period, the four-piece has had its fair share of ups and downs, which stalled the writing and recording process for its album.

From personal hardships inside the band to stolen equipment, barriers big and small had to be overcome by the band before the band could finally release its second album, Between Birth and Death .

on November 17.

``It's been nearly three years since our last record came out,'' frontman JASON BROWN said.

``We've just been writing music pretty much and it just took us a while.

We kept coming up with demos and they weren't good enough.

We just knew we could do better.

'' While the actual recording process for the band took less than six months, it was bringing the album together and finding the desired sound that came at the band's expense.

``The recording process was pretty quick and easy because we had everything figured out ages ago.

But we'd write a bunch of good songs and a bunch of crap songs, so it took us about four months to find where we were going when we first started.

'' Produced by PHIL McKELLAR , Between Birth and Death demonstrates an obvious step up for the band with an intens ied sound and Brown adopting a more abrasive vocal style.

``This album is definitely so far ahead of the last release.

It's on a whole new level,'' he said.

``It's a lot heavier and a lot harder, so we're very happy with it.

We listened to a lot of heavy European stuff when we recorded it and a lot of i luence came from that.

'' After a lengthy stint away from major touring, Sunk Loto returned to the stage with LIVID in October and recently kicked off a tour to coincide with the release of the new album.

Sunk Loto will perform at the CAMBRIDGE HOTEL tomorrow night.

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