Intronaut Confirm Alex Rudinger As Their Session Drummer, Work With Cloudkicker’s Ben Sharp On New Record


Intronaut have now officially confirmed that they have recruited drummer Alex Rudinger (Whitechapel, ex-The Faceless, etc.) for their new album sessions. They have also clarified that he is currently only committed to the writing/recording process, with it still up in the air if he will be able to play live with the band due to his busy schedule.

Furthermore, they’ve announced that Cloudkicker‘s Ben Sharp was involved with some of the writing and will also guest on this new album. Members of Intronaut previously toured with Sharp as his live Cloudkicker backing band.

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The recording process for the effort is taking place at Clear Lake Audio in Los Angeles, CA with Josh Newell (Linkin Park, All Hail The Yeti) once again producing. Converge‘s Kurt Ballou will mix the outing in late September.

Rudinger‘s involvement comes after the group’s previous drummer Danny Walker was let go after a domestic assault allegation emerged in the spring of 2018.

Speaking on their new album sessions, the band offered:

“Just wanted to let you all know that we are in the studio making the sixth Intronaut full-length, and do indeed have none other than Alex Rudinger playing drums on this new record. We have been working with him for over a year now writing this thing, and his high level of enthusiasm and insane work ethic really helped us make an excellent bunch of songs together.

This guy is an absolute beast and this album is going to be our best yet by far. As of now he has committed to doing just the album, but hopefully if our schedules allow for it he will come play some live shows with us as well.

Also worth noting, our best friend Ben Sharp (aka Cloudkicker) has written a couple riffs and recorded some guitar parts on this album as well.

We are tracking at Clear Lake Audio in Los Angeles with Josh Newell as we speak, and in late September Kurt Ballou will mix at his studio.”

Rudinger added:

“I’m very stoked to announce that I’ll be doing session drums on the next Intronaut album! I’ve been working/writing with Sacha, David, & Joe for the better part of the last year now, & I couldn’t be happier with the material. It’s without a doubt some of the craziest stuff I’ve written on drums, & the overall compositions by the guys are brilliant.

I’ve had a blast working with them (truly some quality human beings), & am very excited to start tracking today with Josh Newell!

In the meantime, we thought it’d be fun to announce all of this with a play-through of an older Intronaut tune – one of my personal favorites, “Fast Worms”, from their last release ‘The Direction Of Last Things‘. Tracking starts today with Josh Newell at Clearlake Studios in LA, with an early-2020 release date planned (via Metalblade Records!). Hope y’all dig…”

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