MELDRUM Begins Recording New Album

MELDRUM, the Swedish/American band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), has issued the following update:

"We are now, as we write, this tracking drums with Gene Hoglan [DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT] for our next CD, due out next year. Fifteen new songs slammed down. We are gonna finish the recording in between our European a tour and some U.S. dates early next year, so we will keep you posted as the baby grows."

MELDRUM's sophomore album, "Blowin' Up The Machine" was released in Europe in May on Frontiers Records (it just came out in the U.S. this week). MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister makes a guest appearance on the track "Miss Me When I'm Gone", for which he wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music. In addition, Gene Hoglan can be heard on four songs, while Meldrum's former PHANTOM BLUE bandmate Linda McDonald was responsible for laying down the drum tracks on the rest of the CD.

MELDRUM's video for the song "Purge" can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Southern California and features a special guest appearance by Gene Hoglan.

Hoglan previously played with Meldrum in the '80s thrash outfit WARGOD.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).