Josh: We’re putting serious work into about thirty songs right now, with about ten more started. As we track we’ve been choosing for what will ultimately be a two, nine-eleven song albums. There’s a theme running through all of the tracks, so this actually going to be a double disc being released in two parts, one this year and one next year; I’d like to make sure people have time with the first 9 tunes before we put out the 2nd disc. The working title of the two part album is “Hallowed“, with each disc additionally and distinctly titled as well. Considering the aforementioned, and that we have five music videos planned for the first disc alone, this is a labor of love to say the least.
A small portion of music has been released over the last 12 months in the form of demos, so some of the material we choose might be recognizable. As far as the material goes, I think people can expect something “Pollock-esque”, but with that said, it’s significantly more extreme and polarized. The heavy is much heavier, the pretty is prettier, the world instruments is ratcheted up, and lastly, the dark is definitely darker. Things have to grow and evolve, that includes the members of the band as well as our music, this upcoming album is going to be intense. This October, Disc one of “Hallowed” is coming out; We’re planning something pretty wild for the release show, the physical concert will be something no one has seen or experienced before, but that’s all I’m at liberty to say right now. We may play a show over the summer, but it’s possible fans may have to way until the release in October. The future live shows will of course not skimp on the wild and crazy, but we’ll see what else they bring this time around…
Josh: We needed that live show, if not for any other reason, just to get out of the damn studio for a minute and stretch our legs! The benefit show was a worthy cause though, even if we didn’t want to play a live Gig, there’s no way we were going to decline it. Lindsay couldn’t make the show so we asked our former guitarist, the one and only Brian “A Predator’s Portrait is the best Soilwork album” Platter to fill in for the show. He was already familiar with the material and he’s a hell of a musician so he was easily the best option for us. It was great being on stage with him again, he always has great energy and puts on a hell of a show. Brian actually pulled double duty that night, his band The Last Reign played a little bit earlier in the night, they were fucking awesome. The Last Reign also have an album coming out in the fall so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open.
Josh: The searching and vetting process is never easy, and we took our time acquiring Andrew and Colin, that’s for damn sure. In Pollock we’ve had a unique order of vetting musicians..we do it by zodiacal birth sign, musical ability , Penis Size, age and experience, and dedication. With that said, Andrew has become invaluable to me as far as the writing goes, he’s a good guitarist and has brought a lot of great ideas to the table. He has a similar mindset to myself when it comes to songwriting, so there’s been a great collaboration between us. We Bro-mance quite a bit. Colin is young, talented, willing, and brings a certain je ne sais quoi to things, I honestly don’t think the Band dynamic would work without him, he is the extreme silliness to my extreme seriousness. Colin and Andrew keep the band young at heart. And lastly of course, like Lindsay and Myself, they’re hung like horses.
The Metal: Pollock live shows became known for a lot of things over the years, great musicianship, intelligent lyrics, and of course, the ability to get the crowd to take their shirts off… Will that trend continue when you begin to take on more live shows? Also, when will you guys play again?
Josh: (see answers to question 1)
Josh: Current Fans can find us on all of our usual sites, but before the fall they can expect a lot of updates to our pages, photos, videos, layouts, and we’ll up in some new web locations as well. As we go along, we’ll keep everyone updated in regards to all of that via facebook and twitter. New Fans can find us at: