Bad Religion are about half way done recording their new album and in an interview with RoomThirteen magazine, bass player Jay Bentley gives a little insight as to what we can expect sound-wise from the new release. Here are some snippets of what I thought was most interesting:
Right now, one of the things that I can tell you is it’s f**king fast. [Laughs] I’m not saying it’s all fast, but the fast songs are some of the fastest we’ve ever done. It’s like: “This is fun.”
In a weird way, I’ve heard Greg and Brett both saying that if our last three records were the ‘Suffer’, ‘No Control’ and ‘Against the Grain’ of the 2000s, then this would be ‘Recipe for Hate’. I said, “You’re leaving ‘Generator’ out” and Brett said, “Yeah but that’s intentional.” Then, listening to the material, it sort of is ‘Generator’ mixed in with ‘Recipe for Hate’. There’s gonna be a lot of stuff that’s gonna surprise people on this record.
Jay talks about a lot of other cool Bad Religion stuff in the interview as well, which you can read here.
Bad Religion, who have not released an album since 2007’s “New Maps of Hell”, entered the studio earlier this month to begin recording their new album with producer Joe Barresi (Tool, Kyuss, The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer). The still-untitled new album will likely include the new song “Resist-Stance”, which was performed live by the band on its spring 2010 tour.