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|Studio album by Gatsbys American Dream|
|Released||April 12, 2005|
|Recorded||The Tank Studio|
|Producer||Casey Bates and Tom Pfaeffle|
|Gatsbys American Dream chronology|
Volcano is the third album by Gatsbys American Dream. The album is also known by the full title printed on the cover, Gatsbys American Dream and the Volcano.
After recording the album In the Land of Lost Monsters in 2004, the band began looking for a new record label. Gatsbys was approached by Fearless Records, and quickly began work on the album Volcano. Volcano was produced by Casey Bates and Tom Pfaeffle and was recorded at The Tank Studio, where In the Land of Lost Monsters was also recorded.
To date, Volcano is Gatsbys' most significant album, and, as a concept album, the most thematically-focused. It revolves around the theme of humans emotions and their similarities to a volcano. Elaborating on this theme, the album explores the story of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was both lost to and preserved by a volcanic eruption. The song "Theatre", is used in the EA Sports game NHL 2007.
The bonus CD was mailed to all who preordered the Volcano CD in 2005
"Guilt Engine was originally a minute longer than the remix version. It got cut and cut and cut until we got the album version. Then when we were getting close to finishing the record I threw a temper tantrum and said we had to "remix" it, and guilt engine remix is what came out. But we were too close to finishing and we didn't have the luxury of spending time with the remix to see how we felt about it after a week of listening (which is very important, because you might like something right off the bat, but not like it a week later), so we stayed with the version that made the album. Which is a lot of people's favorite track on the record, so we don't regret at all not putting the remix version on, volcano is still volcano, and it's cool to hear an alternate version of one of the songs. love you all."