EUROPE 'Has Never Sounded This Great' Before

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE are continuing work on the follow-up to 2004's "Start from the Dark", tentatively due this fall. The band have posted the following studio update on their official web site:

"The work is proceeding as planed. John Norum is now ready with all the rhythm guitars and has started with the solos. 'At last it's time to go crazy... for real,' John said with a mad grin on his face as he turned the amps to 11.

"Yesterday we went to Stefan Glaumann's studio to listen to the mixdown of the first song. We were very excited to hear what he had achieved. The result? To quote Ian [Haugland, drums]... 'It blew my pants off and kicked my balls blue and yellow, so now you can hang me up in a flagpole on the national day.' The rest of us simply agreed that EUROPE has NEVER sounded this great... Watch out!!!"

Check out pictures from the recording studio at this location.

As previously reported, EUROPE entered the Swedish Music DVD chart at position No. 9 in December 2005 with their live DVD, entitled "Live from the Dark". The two-disc set features the group's November 15, 2004 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England along with video clips, interviews, band information and a section called "Taxi Diaries."

The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise", "Start from the Dark" (2004) was produced by Kevin Elson, who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum 1986 release, "Final Countdown".


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