Classic Swedish heavy metal veterans OVERDRIVE are currently in the studio recording their seventh LP. The drums are being recorded at Studio Sound Palace by Johan Blomström (BLINDED COLONY, SPICE & THE RJ BAND, KAPTAIN SUN), who also mixed the previous album, "Let The Metal Do The Talking" (Lion Music). The new album will be mixed by Pelle Saether (STEEL ATTACK, AXENSTAR, GRAND DESIGN, INSANIA) in July. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include "Angelmaker", "In Guts We Trust", "Mother Earth", "Cold Blood Chaser" and "It's Not As Easy As It Seems". This time it's all new written material plus a cover, a slightly unexpected song that will hopefully be a positive surprise.
Commented guitarist Janne Stark: "Musically this album is true to the '80s way of heavy metal, bringing in influences from the classic metal era of bands like ACCEPT and JUDAS PRIEST with no modern elements whatsoever. Not that we've ever been modern. I know all bands say it, but we do sincerely feel this will be our strongest album ever. It feels like all pieces fit and even though we've only recorded half the drums I'm really confident this will be a killer album!"
The lineup is still Per "PerilOz" Karlsson on vocals, Janne Stark and Kjell Jacobsson on guitars, Kenth Ericsson on bass and Kenta Svensson on drums.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, OVERDRIVE will appear at several festivals in Scandinavia, such as Muskelrock in Alvesta, Hasslöfestivalen in Karlskrona and Metal Warning in Helsinki.
OVERDRIVEs new album is due in late fall, this time also on vinyl. As the band has written a load of songs (of which 20 are being recorded), there will be plenty of bonus material for other releases.
For more info, informatio, visit www.overdrive.se.