Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power", tentatively due before the end of the year.
The band have posted the following studio report on their official web site:
"Work began on the recording of the new BLITZKRIEG studio album at Fred Pursers (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG, PENETRATION) Trinity Heights recording studios in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK this past weekend.
"After loading the equipment in late morning and setting up the drum kit and bass guitar rig, firstly we set out to obtain a drum and bass guitar sound we were very happy with, then work got underway to record the drum, bass and guide guitar tracks.
"By Sunday, we had progressed along very well and all drum and bass guitar tracks had been fully recorded for all the tracks.
"Monday morning saw us set up and try different combinations of guitar rigs, as neither guitar would be using their normal live guitar effects processing pedals but going direct into the guitar heads.
"After finding suitable set ups for both guitars and ones that everyone was pleased with we spent throughout the rest of Monday with the recording of the guitar parts, both guitars laying down two rhythm guitar tracks.
"By Monday evening there had been guitar parts recorded for three tracks.
"Tuesday began where Monday left off , continuing with the recording of the rhythm guitar tracks. After lunch time on Tuesday we had recorded guitar parts for six tracks, and of them the rhythm guitar tracks had been completed for three of them ('Excessive Force', 'Standing Still', 'Escape From The Village').
"To have a break away from the recording of the guitar tracks we decided late Tuesday afternoon to set up the vocal booth and record some vocals, of these Brian's vocals were recorded and completed by Tuesday evening on two tracks."
Check out a few studio photos at this location.