EUROPE To Record New Album At Legendary ABBEY ROAD Studios

January 24, 2017

Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will enter London, England's legendary Abbey Road studios in early February to begin recording the follow-up to 2015's "War Of Kings" album. "It's gonna be quite exciting because this is gonna be the first album that I'm involved in that we're gonna record in England," EUROPE guitarist John Norum told Italy's Linea Rock (see video below). "So many legendary artists have recorded albums [at Abbey Road], so that's gonna be very exciting."

EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland told FaceCulture last November about the band's songwriting process: "What we try with every new album is to actually not repeat [ourselves], but to look at the back catalog and [go], 'Okay, we did on that album, so maybe we'll go crazy about something else.' So that's good. And it's like having an art gallery with different pictures you can look at, and you get different feelings from different pictures. So I think the next EUROPE album is gonna be probably a bit different from 'War Of Kings', I guess."

Asked what he has noticed about the direction of the material EUROPE has written for the follow-up to "War Of Kings", Haugland said: "I haven't noticed anything, because I haven't heard anything. [Laughs] the thing is, I know that for Joey [Tempest, EUROPE singer], for instance, he creates a lot of music in his mind before it ends up on tape so you can hear it. So I'm sure he has a lot of song ideas in his mind. I also know that John Levén [EUROPE bassist], he has a couple of really cool riffs; he played it to me. And the same with Mic Michaeli [EUROPE keyboardist]; he's got a lot of song ideas."

EUROPE recently completed a short European tour during which the band played "The Final Countdown" album in its entirety to celebrate the LP's 30th anniversary.

"War Of Kings" was released in March 2015 via UDR Music.

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