If you have ever laid down tracks for an album, you are aware of the challenges in achieving your desired guitar tone and ensuring it complements the overall mix. Mark Morton, the lead guitarist of Lamb Of God, recently discussed this in an interview featured on Guitar.

Morton recounted an experience from the recording of Lamb Of God‘s renowned album Ashes Of The Wake, alongside producer Machine. He acknowledged that he does not blame Machine for the final outcome, attributing it to Machine‘s unfamiliarity with the band and the constraints of working within a limited timeframe.

“It’s worth noting that any skilled producer can easily capture my desired tone, but a producer must also consider other elements. They must create room in the mix for other instruments such as the second guitar or the bass. A strategic balancing of frequencies in the mix is crucial… Sometimes this may conflict with what I consider to be the perfect guitar sound.

Machine [producer of Lamb Of God‘s Ashes Of The Wake] wasn’t very familiar with the band, so I believe there was an emphasis on achieving the best overall outcome within a strict timeframe. In many cases, producers have established signal processing methods they prefer, which can alter the band’s essence and sound.”

He elaborated: “I am not criticizing Machine – we collaborated with him again [on 2006’s Sacrament] and addressed many of those concerns – however, often times there is a tight schedule to adhere to in order to finalize the album. This can sometimes result in dissatisfaction from guitarists like Bill [Kelliher of Mastodon, who was part of the same conversation] and myself regarding the tone that ultimately makes it onto the record.”

Lamb Of God and Mastodon will begin their tour next week, performing their complete 2004 albums Ashes Of The Wake and LeviathanKerry King and Malevolence except a few dates in the middle with Kerry King and Unearth. Check the full list of tour dates below and secure your tickets here.

7/19 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre
7/20 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
7/21 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
7/23 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
7/24 Orlando, FL Orlando Amphitheater
7/25 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7/27 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
7/28 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
7/30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
7/31 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
8/1 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
8/3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
8/4 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
8/6 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheatre
8/8 Reading, PA Santander Arena (w/ Kerry King & Unearth)
8/9 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion (w/ Kerry King & Unearth)
8/10 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill (w/ Kerry King & Unearth)
8/13 Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheater
8/15 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
8/16 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre
8/17 Kent, WA accesso ShoWare Center
8/18 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds
8/21 Los Angeles, CA The Kia Forum
8/23 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Financial Theatre
8/24 Rio Rancho, NM Rio Rancho Events Center
8/25 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
8/27 Magna, UT The Great Saltair
8/29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/31 Omaha, NE The Astro Amphitheater

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