“Too Much Is Not Enough”, the new video from Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s fourth full-length album, “Innocence & Decadence”, which is being released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, OPETH) and Johan Lindström (TONBRUKET).
Asked how GRAVEYARD approached the making of “Innocence & Decadence” compared to 2012’s “Lights Out”, guitarist/vocalist Joakim Nilsson told Ireland’s Overdrive: “It was the same way that we usually record and write. Everybody contributes to the songwriting process in the band and sometimes someone comes with a direct idea and we just jam it out, twisting and turning it in every way that we can, to get the best out of the material. It’s a long process for writing and had been off for about a year, when putting the songs together for this album. Part of this was due to our old bassist and founding member, Rikard, leaving back in October of 2014. We were writing without a bass player for a period and then we recruited our old friend Truls Mörck to help us out playing bass while we were writing the album. The connection between us all was just electric, so we asked him to continue and that’s how it all came together to what it is today.”
Nilsson also spoke about GRAVEYARD‘s decision to record “Innocence & Decadence” at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with Hansson and Lindström.
“Janne is the engineer and actually owns the studio, so he comes with the place, if you know what I mean,” he said. “We really wanted to do the album in Atlantis studios, and, luckily for us, Janne was part of the deal. He has been there since the ’70s and really knows what he’s doing. That studio is amazing and very iconic in Sweden, as so many bands have recorded there, and it’s just an amazing place, with a huge recording room that we wanted to use. Also, we were fans of Johan, our producer, as has a mental band TONBRUKET, who are just amazing at what they do.”
He continued: “We had many people tell us that we should work with Johan, because he is known for having a great ear for music and totally understood what GRAVEYARD was about. It just so happens that he is also not just a great producer/engineer, but also is a fantastic musician in his own right. He ended up playing some Hammond organ on the album, which just sounds really great and was something that just worked really well for the songs.”
“Innocence & Decadence” was released in various formats (vinyl look digipak, digital download, black/clear/splatter/orange/green/bi-colored vinyl as well as a t-shirt/CD bundle).