Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT have started mixing their new album, set for a late August release. Some recording is still left to do, but the 13 songs should be all done in about three weeks.A short YouTube clip from the studio containing about 30 seconds of a new song can be seen below. "This album really has something for everyone," says 220 VOLT guitarist and founding member Thomas Drevin. "It ranges from the hardest stuff we've done to the coolest thing, even with a string quartet on one song. A lot of ideas came from jamming this time, and we only took the ideas we all liked and turned them into finished songs, as opposed to someone throwing in almost finished songs. It's much more of a group effort, which is nice!" 220 VOLT's new disc should be mastered and finished in May, after which the band will reveal the CD title and the track listing. The effort is the group's first to feature new vocalist Andy Engberg (ex-THERION, LION'S SHARE) alongside guitarists and founding members Mats Karlsson and Thomas Drevin, plus drummer Peter Hermansson. Bassist Mike Krusenberg left 220 VOLT and the band has called in two musicians to play on the album.
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