Since 'The Shape of Rage' was released in 2011 with only a small number of live shows to support the Road
Rage tour, Intense went “dark” until the release of 'Songs of a Broken Future' on March 27th
2020... So, what happened?
It would be easy for some bands to enhance the truth with dramatic statements to excuse their
time away; but the simple truth is - "Life Got in the Way".
Band Members lost parents, had children, had career spikes etc. all at different intervals over
the years, that needed appropriate time for the individuals to deal with said situations. Simple as.
'Songs of a Broken Future' began its journey way back in 2016 with rough demos from the guys
coming together; the first draft of lyrics saw the day of light in Jan 2017.
The Photo Shoot by Rob Burress of Shooting Hip Photography took place at Leap Frog
Studios in Winchester in Nov 2017; the guys worked with Rob after he was recommended by our friends
from Threshold - and they were spot on. Great photographer and good fun.
For the recording of the album, once again the band worked with long term Producer Karl Groom from Threshold; however Karl
warned that the sessions would be fragmented due to the success of Threshold's latest
album and their subsequent touring commitments (2017 through to 2019).
By mid 2019 the album was recorded, mixed, and most of the CD Booklet and corresponding
artwork was completed.
After thoroughly digesting the album which was submitted to them by the band, Pure Steel
gave a very firm yes to wanting to release it - and on March 27 2020 it was finally unleashed upon the world.
Obviously timing is everything and no plans for live shows will be looked at until the current
situation around Covid 19 improves. The band are looking to play shows both in the UK and in
Europe as soon as this becomes possible.