NEWS ON JOHN NORUM:
December 21st 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. UPDATE
We wish you all a
relaxing break over the holidays, and leave you with our latest rock
video... or perhaps not...
After only 2 weeks it seems like our producer has lost his mind...
December 19th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. UPDATE
CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR MIC
Mic's trying out the latest Roland Fantom G7.
A HOLIDAY GREETING FROM OUR PRODUCER
December 18th 2008:
Norum is laying down a monster riff in Stockholm.
MIC PLAYING HIS NORD
Mic laying down one of Norum's riffs on his Nord.
December 16th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. JOHN NORUM'S GEAR
Gibson flying V 76,
Seymour Duncan custom
Gibson Les Paul,
standard 58, Di Marzio 36th anniversary Paf pickups
Check the new section INSTRUMENTS!!!
December 15th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. NORUM IS IN THE HOUSE
At one point we connected them all together. John played a chord and all lights in Stockholm dimmed for a second. Talk about powerful stuff...
December 12th 2008: EUROPE FIRST WEEK RECORDING
This picture is to
visualize the new direction Europe are going for with the forthcoming
album... NOT! Anyways, our first 5 days in the studio have come to an
end and drums and bass are recorded for all the songs. Job well done Ian
and John L.!
An old friend of ours (as
well as singer/guitar player of one of the word's biggest rock bands)
desperately wanted to come and visit us in the studio. In order NOT to
be recognized by the locals he put some make-up on and tried to dress
SO MANY GUITARS, SO LITTLE TIME
Whenever there is a note to be played, there is a guitar to be chosen. It's not an easy job but someone has to do it.
December 11th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO: DAY IV
Gothenburg and it's now up to Mr Leven to deliver his goods. Tobias has
created a fantastic bass sound for John and his Sandberg basses.
|VIDEO-MESSAGE FROM JOEY
|December 10th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO: DAY III
It's day 3 and we're gearing up again. Ian has finished
the drum tracks, and today we're gonna go through and review some of the
material we've recorded so far. This album is shaping up to be a killer!
|IAN AND SET UP
BASS IN THE PLACE
We're very pleased with the drums so far... comin' up, John L will open his bag of tricks and we'll put down some more of his groovin' bass tracks which will give us a powerful rhythm section. Can you handle it?
PETRI IS IN THE HOUSE
Our manager, Petri
Lunden has stopped by the studio to listen through some songs with us.
He's (quote/unquote) "amazed" with the songs so far, particularly after
just 2 days recording. If he could, he'd have this album released
tomorrow. This is encouraging.
IAN ON THE ALBUM
|December 09th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO: DAY II
This time, we're
taking some new directions with our songs, and we're exploring different
styles. There is a definite classic rock vibe on some of the tracks... a
tip of the hat to groovin', funkin' 70s rock songs - but ones we have
bought into the here and now. We've also got a couple of great ballads
in the pipeline, and some thundering rock tracks that will knock you on
your asses! :-)
IAN BEATIN' THE SKINS
Ian has been
workin' his ass off today - we're focusing on getting the drum tracks
perfect this week, and he has really delivered!
A couple more
videos shot today in the studio... more updates tomorrow.
December 08th 2008: LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE ALBUM!
Limited Edition Double Album!
December 1st 2008: BREAK THE WINTER CHILL WITH EUROPE THE BAND
This winter, Europe
will return to the studio to record their 8th studio album.
September 5th 2008: ALMOST UNPLUGGED - LIVE AT NALEN CD RELEASE!
Europe the band is proud to announce the launch of our much anticipated semi-acoustic "Almost Unplugged" show, recorded LIVE at Nalen in Stockholm! The CD will be available in Swedish music stores on September 17th, and available for international customers to order from: www.bengans.se (select the English language option).
For those who prefer to "do it digital"... you will be able to download the performance from our online MP3 store!
All the best,
August 2008: MAGNETIC SOUL: JOHN NORUM NEXT SOLO ALBUM updatings.
On the MASCOT Records website you can read that the new album titled "Magnetic Soul" will be released next November 30th, 2009. Stay tuned!
June 11th 2008: MAGNETIC SOUL: JOHN NORUM NEXT SOLO ALBUM updatings.
On the MASCOT Records website you can read that the new album was titled "Magnetic Soul".
The release is confirmed to be next September 29. Stay tuned!
May 12th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings.
On the MASCOT Records website you can read that the next album release is delayed again. The new date is September 29, 2008. Stay tuned!
April 23th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings from Polar Studios
John Norum is getting done
mixing, last day Thursday.
April 16th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings from Polar Studios
few days we have had both studios running, a wicked mix of music streaming out
of the control rooms. Mr
Europe fame is mixing
his new Solo Album with Peer
Stappe (Gemini Five, Dos
Flamingos and more) behind the wheel.
January 10th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings.
On the MASCOT Records website you can read that the next album will be released next August 22, 2008!
The album will be more bluesy than the previous ones and it'll contain an instrumental track.
Mic Michaeli, Leif Sundin, Thomas Broman and Tomas Thorberg worked at it. Stay tuned!