Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe has renewed his recording contract with Universal Music/Spinefarm Records and has begun work on a new solo album, to be released in the fall.
Says Monroe: "Once again, it's time for a new Michael Monroe album!
"We are happy to have recently renewed our deal with Universal Music/Spinefarm and have written a bunch of new songs for the album over the past couple of months.
"The album is being produced by Swedish producer Chips Kiesbye (HELLACOPTERS, SATOR, NOMADS) and we started recording it at the end of February in Gothenburg, Sweden.
"We’re all really excited about the new project. This is guaranteed to become another brilliant new Michael Monroe album!"
The recordings will continue until mid-March and the first single from the upcoming album will be released in the spring.
Monroe's last studio album, "Horns And Halos", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies within the first week of the CD's release. Released on August 27, 2013 via Spinefarm, the CD was the follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed "Sensory Overdrive", winner of Classic Rock magazine's "Album Of The Year" and a No. 1 record in Monroe's Finnish homeland. It was a cosmopolitan affair, mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios in Finland and written and recorded around the world by Monroe's international posse — bassist Sami Yaffa (HANOI ROCKS, NEW YORK DOLLS), guitarist Steve Conte (NEW YORK DOLLS, COMPANY OF WOLVES), drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist (CHELSEA SMILES, DANZIG) and Swedish guitar star Dregen (BACKYARD BABIES).
Dregen left Michael Monroe's band in March 2014 to focus on a solo career. He has since been replaced by British guitarist Rich Jones (THE GINGER WILDHEART BAND, THE BLACK HALOS).