Aberdeen metalcore/deathcore band goodhuman are working on a new album with acclaimed producers based in New Zealand.
Renowned for their ferocious sound the Granite City noise behemoths have teamed up with Ghost Bird Studios in the New Zealand city of Dunedin.
The studio is the base Mike Lamb and Heike Langhans who have produced and mastered works by bands such as Remina, Lord of Shadows and Edenfall.
Now through the power of the Internet five piece goodhuman will work with the respected duo on their new single and album.
Single Afflictions is set for release before the end of the year with an album to follow in 2024.
Guitarist Craig Paterson said: “We’re working with Ghost Bird Studios who will do the full mixing and mastering for us.
“I’ve been recording everyone here to get the tracks away (to Ghost Bird) for processing.
“Mike Lamb is the head of Ghost Bird Studios in New Zealand and he has been in a few successful bands as well such as Sojourner.
“He is friends with our bassist Scotty and it is great to have someone like Mike involved.
“We are working on a single which hope to get out by end of the year.
“Then by the middle of next year we aim to get a full length album out and a couple of videos shot.”
The connection with Ghost Bird
Formed in 2014 goodhuman released their self-titled debut EP four years later.
The link up with Ghost Bird Studios 11,500 miles away was ignited by bassist Scotty Lodge’s collaboration with studio owner Mike Lamb.
Bassist Scotty formed band Light Field Reverie with Mike and Heike Langhans.
Scotty explained: “I joined Mike’s band Sojourner when we worked together in a game studio.
“In 2019 Sojourner did a European tour with Draconian and Harakiri For The Sky and we met Heike there.
“The three of us really hit it off and agreed to start a project once the tour was over.
“A few months later Left Field Reverie was created.”
Battle of the Bands semi-finalists
Goodhuman are Craig (guitar), Scotty (bass), Connor Milne (vocals), Allan Bowes (guitar) and Ross Cameron (drums).
The band are set to play the Dundee Winter Metal Fest at Beat Generator on Saturday December 16.
Prog metallers goodhuman have also progressed to the semi-finals of the Eruption Battle of the Bands competition at Aberdeen venue Krakatoa.
Guitarist Allan said: “Our semi-final gig is on January 12.
“Krakatoa do a fantastic job in hosting local talent and it is great to have a venue like that for grass roots music.”
Drummer Ross continued: “Such a diverse range of music is played at Eruption.
“It is refreshing for us as a metal band on the heavier side of things to get through as there is such a huge mix of genres.
“In the last round we played there was ourselves, a punky band and a guy with an acoustic guitar.
“So every angle for music styles was covered.
“It is pretty cool that something like our style broke through it.”
Close to playing Bloodstock festival
Goodhuman previously came close to winning a Battle of the Bands when reaching the final three from a field of 500 only to lose out.
The prize was to play the Bloodstock Festival which is held annually at Catton Hall in Derbyshire.
Ross said: “We progressed quite far in a Battle of the Bands in Glasgow called Metal to the Masses.
“It was competing for a slot to play Bloodstock.
“We got to the final from 500 bands. So we were down to the final three but were just pipped at the post.”