Speaking in the San Francisco Chronicle, Flynn revealed he’d enrolled in singing lessons and even re-learned elements of playing guitar for the recording.
He said: “I think we’ve really taken our music to next level with this. We feel super excited about it. I started taking some singing lessons with the guy who worked with Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga. And then I took some classical guitar. I wanted to feel like a beginner again and not be comfortable and see what that brought out.”
The metallers recorded the album in Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong‘s Jingletown studios with Flynn also acting as producer. You can hear the album’s title track ‘Locust’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
Flynn has said that none of the tracks on the album are less than six minutes long and that there is “definitely a big neoclassical vibe on the record between all the brutality.”