Nikki Sixx on Sixx: A.M.’s Upcoming Discs: ‘I Feel Like We Have Topped Ourselves on Both Albums’
Sixx: A.M. are hitting the home stretch in recording the pair of albums they've promised for 2016. Back in July, the trio revealed that they had amassed enough material that they were planning a two volume release that "tie together thematically and sonically," and that they would continue to build their cachet as a touring act in 2016 after playing one of the lengthiest tours of their career in 2015.
Now, in a new update from Nikki Sixx, the bassist reveals that there are a few days left of recording for the group before they start focusing on the mixing process. His post on the matter reads as follows:
F--K YES. FINISHED ALL MY BASS PARTS FOR BOTH Sixx:A.M. ALBUMS TODAY.TOUR DATES AND ALBUM RELEASES BEING PLANNED AS WE SPEAK. Dj ASHBA HAS JUST A FEW MORE SOLOS AND GUITAR TRACKS TO GO AS James Michael IS FINALIZING HIS LEAD VOCALS AND THEN STARTING THE MIXING PROCESS.I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TOPPED OURSELVES ON BOTH ALBUMS SONG WISE BUT IN THE END OUR FANS WILL MAKE THAT DECISION FOR US.
In some of his recent updates, Sixx revealed that the band was working on a track called "The Rise of the Melancholy Empire" and that tour dates would be announced soon with April, May and June starting to fill up with shows.
Back in July, Sixx stated that the band had 30 songs that they planned to finish up for the two albums and that the discs would be separated into two different release dates in order to allow fans to absorb the music to its fullest.
“The vibe of this new record, it’s going to be pushing the limits once again for Sixx: A.M. We’ve always explored new territory on every record, but I think this one is heavily influenced by this tour that we just came off of, playing in front of fans and capturing that energy and really expanding on that energy, so I’m gonna say it’s a heavier record,” added vocalist James Michael upon the initial announcement of their two-album project.
Over the years, Sixx: A.M. have been limited in terms of touring as they never had a full-time drummer and the obligations of all the band members to other projects kept them primarily a recording group aside from the rare show. But with their third album Modern Vintage, Sixx: A.M. delivered an extended touring run in support of the disc. With Motley Crue winding down for Sixx and guitarist DJ Ashba recently exiting Guns N' Roses, the band has reportedly been eyeing a 24-month world tour kicking off next year. Stay tuned for more details.
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