Since the last update I've finished all the guitars, bass, and keys for four of the songs. I should be finished recording the rest of the instruments before the end of the year, and then will start doing vocals early 2017. I'll aim for a summer release, but we'll see how things go.
I might put aside one of the planned songs for a future album, however; said song acts as a successor to an earlier one of mine, which in turn is to be based on a certain game's successor that unfortunately keeps getting delayed. The wait has been tormenting, if you catch my drift. Whether that track makes the cut will depend on which month of Q1 the game supposedly gets released, so that I'd have time to actually play it and write appropriate lyrics without delaying the album itself. For all I know the story of these Forgotten Ones could end up being a forgettable one though, in which case I guess I could turn the song into an instrumental? Or just write about the original again. But with Avellone, McComb, and even Rothfuss on board... I can't say I'm too worried.