Cerebellion has released a new 4-song EP, titled Something You Can Say, on the heels of their third album Beyond Our Failures, which dropped in late 2020. The quartet, consisting of twin brothers Joe (vocals) and John Arnold (guitar), built a fervent underground following in 2020 by releasing six killer singles ahead of the album release. After the album dropped and with no end to the pandemic in sight, the band was faced with the big question…”what’s next?”
Guitarist John Arnold states, “my relationship with my long-time girlfriend had just ended; we’re in the middle of a lockdown and I can’t go anywhere. I suddenly found myself obsessing over guitar playing in a way that I hadn’t since I was in high school. I was inspired…and the music just started pouring out.”
Amidst the pandemic, the band traveled back and forth to Las Vegas to work with Logan Mader (Gojira, Five Finger Death Punch, Devildriver), who co-produced, mixed and mastered ‘Something You Can Say’ to achieve Cerebellion’s heaviest and best sounding material to date.
Vocalist Joe Arnold says, “Logan, being a guitarist and a producer of super-heavy bands, I was pleasantly surprised with his attention to my vocal melodies and harmonies. He added some really great melodic ideas.” The distance, however, forced the band to record most of the guitars, bass, drums, and half of the vocals at their own home studios in Orange County. Bassist Marc Battung notes, “the limitations of the pandemic really forced us to expand our self-sufficiency in pre-production and recording.”