THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel and ROYAL HUNT/ex-JEKYLL & HYDE guitarist Marcus Jidell (on bass),have posted the following message on their official web site:
"There is already a bunch of songs written for the new album and we are now working with the little details to make the songs as good as possible. Jakob has been writing some great lyrics and we are really enjoying our time in the studio. At this moment it's just Marcus and Jakob in the studio while Pontus is in Japan with EUROPE [working as part of the road crew], but he will be back soon with us to continue with his parts of the recordings. In the end of January and February we are doing some gigs soon to be announced in Sweden."
THE RING's debut album, "Tales From Midgard", was released last year through Italy's Scarlet Records.
The first part of a trilogy based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the Rings", "Tales From Midgard" features "magnificent" cover artwork by JP Fournier (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, IMMORTAL, DRAGONFORCE).