Metropolis is celebrating Engineer Xavier Stephenson’s newest production with the rock band God Damn on their debut album release Vultures. Xavier’s production is being discussed in articles from Brumnotes, Line of Best Fit and New Noise Magazine. Xavier is also receiving high praise from band member Ash who says:
“Xav is probably the most hardworking person I’ve ever seen. He literally worked all the hours under the sun to ensure it was the best it could possibly be. He is also a real perfectionist like we are, so he really fitted the bill.”
Ash Weaver – Drummer // God Damn
Not only did Xavier lend his skill to producing the album, he also engineered and mixed it here at Metropolis Studios. Mastering was then completed by in house Metropolis Mastering Engineer Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin! Xavier has been recently working with David Guetta on his latest album and can be found engineering at his resident home of Metropolis Studios.
“God Damn will appeal anyone who likes their rock music writhing to get at an itch it can’t properly scratch.”
“The heaviest new band in the UK? Crushingly so.”
“Equal parts feral and tame, God Damn are masters of the noise they create”
The Line Of Best Fit (9/10)
“An altogether darker and more intricate sound.”
Engineers: Xavier Stephenson, Paul Norris.
Mix Engineer: Xavier Stephenson.
Mastering: Hippy Baldwin.
God Damn’s debut album Vultures is released today and available to purchase via One Little Indian Records.
About Xavier Stephenson
Xavier Stephenson joined Metropolis in 2007 and has since developed a reputation as a drum recording specialist with the ability to meet wide ranging and demanding client requests. 2014 began with Xavier recording Bullet for My Valentine for RCA NY, and in February he began production on the debut album for One Little Indian’s God Damn. He is currently recording with David Guetta and finishing the God Damn album.
Xavier has previously engineered for Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Example, Rita Ora, Westlife, King Charles, Editors, Azealia Banks, Sampha and The Joy Formidable’s album “Wolf’s Law” for Atlantic. He has also recently started to step out as a mix engineer in his own right, mixing for artists such as La Roux and UK rapper Ty.