That’s right, with the addition of Rae Parkes on the Keyboards, When Day Descends is now a full band. It’s taken a long time to find the right people, but it’s all been worth it. There hasn’t been a chance to jam in the full line-up yet, but i’ve had jams with both Trent and Rae that have been very encouraging. Rae will also allows us the opportunity to use some female vocals throughout When Day Descends, a nice contrast to Liam’s vocal work. Rae will be adding some great classic sounds like hammonds, moogs and similar, which will replace the (sometimes dodgy/cheesy) synth choirs and other sounds which have appeared to date. All these things are maturing and completing the WDD sound!
So, we now expect we’re a few months away from being able to perform live. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the results are in sight, we just have to consider what the debut gig should be like. The next album is still being worked on too, we’ve started writing vocals and still need to settle on key sounds, but it won’t be long before we start recording it. And Ascension is still going to end up as a CD release, but I’m not rushing to get it out, I can only do 639 things at once.
(Also, don’t get too attached to the names of any demo songs floating around, as we write vocals they are being considered “Working titles” only. This includes the album name “Descendant” which is likely to be changed. )