Sweden's biggest rock band Europe has confirmed that their next studio album is slated for an April 2012 release. The recording for Europe's new album begins in Stockholm on October 3rd with produced Kevin Shirley.

No stranger to the 'crème de la crème' of iconic rock records, Shirley has produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry, Journey and many more.

"We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make," says Europe's singer Joey Tempest. "Kevin's the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Black Stone Cherry. He's the real deal. We're ready to do some serious damage."

Last week Europe met up with Shirley in Stockholm to discuss the direction of the next album. Based on reactions from the fans and media, Europe's 2009 album Last Look at Eden proved to be the band's most important record since The Final Countdown.

"I've been a big fan of Europe's work for many years," says Shirley. "The band is influential and highly underrated. I can't wait to make the upcoming album their most explosive to date."

After summer 2011, Europe will finish the promotion of Last Look at Eden tour, and will start to focus their energy on the next album produced by Shirley.

"We've toured for one and a half years," adds Tempest. "It's time to write and record some new songs and get back on the road again in 2012."
The new material suggests a more straight forward rock approach evident in "Doghouse"; a new song Europe performed on their recent UK tour. The song is also featured on Europe's upcoming Europe: Live at Shepherd's Bush DVD, released August 2011 on earMUSIC CDs and DVDs.

earMUSIC is also about to release a limited deluxe book with pictures be Denis O'Regan. "Live Look At Eden" features exclusive live audio and the stunning performance at last year iTunes Festival in London.

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Europe
Posted: 12.07.2011 by BudDa


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Being and Time - 12.07.2011 at 18:15  
Secret Society was a nice record-- I hope they go back to those days.
Milena - 12.07.2011 at 23:44  
I love Joey's surname
ryche76 - 13.07.2011 at 03:52  
Great news. There past two albums "Last Look at Eden" and "Secret Society" were fantastic. Very underrated band. Gone are the days of the late 80's, just a great honest band that can write excellent material. Cant wait to hear the new album.
Void Eater - 13.07.2011 at 06:02  
This band still exists? And is on Metalstorm?
Zaph - 15.07.2011 at 13:42  
Written by Void Eater on 13.07.2011 at 06:02

This band still exists? And is on Metalstorm?

My thoughts exactly
JohnDoe - 13.04.2012 at 01:45  

My thoughts exactly

And i bet that the only thing you know is the song The Final Countdown, or maybe fortunately the whole album; and their image back then and some of thier songs deserve a laugh. But the new and improved Europe deserve a chance or second chance because they are far from that polished, commercial 80s sound. Check out their last 3 albums, you might have some surprises.

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