NEWS ON JOHN NORUM:

ALBUMS 2008

 

All the official news on John NORUM and Europe

are taken from Europe official website John NORUM official website

and verified sources on the web.

 

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...
/Europe
Very Happy

ROCK VIDEO

NORUM STRAT

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WEIRD BEHAVIOUR

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

Rawk!

 

 

December 18th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. UPDATE
Hello everyone.
Hard at work in the studio in Stockholm.
Norum is laying down some great guitars using both Les Paul and Strat for the rhythm guitars. Joey's working on lyrics. When asked what the songs are about he just replies "defiance, politics and sex.....not particular in that order".
In between
Norum's guitar overdubs both Mic and Leven records some of their magic. Leven has put down some fret-less bass. Mic some pads and and Nord klav. We're also preparing a score for a strings orchestra we're gonna record on a few tracks in Prag.
Ian just came in to visit us in the studio. Straight from doing his radio show. As you know the drums are already done and fabulous. We're working here in Stockholm until Sunday. Then we start up again on the 5th of Jan. in Gothenburg with vocals, keyboards and more guitars.
There will however be lyric work and other preparations over the holidays. But we'll try and get a few days of over Christmas.
There is a rumour that the "real" Santa's gonna appear this year.
Talk to you soon.
/Europe

NORUM RIFF

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., Custom 80, Seymour Duncan George lynch Screemin' demon
Gibson Les Paul, standard faded 2007, Sheptone pickups

Gibson Les Paul, standard 58, Di Marzio 36th anniversary Paf pickups
Gibson Les Paul, 2001 Gary more signature model. Gibson Paf pickups
Fender Stratocaster 74, Van Zandt pickups.

Check the new section INSTRUMENTS!!!

Stay tuned! Very Happy

 

December 15th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO. NORUM IS IN THE HOUSE

Hello again
We're back in the studio. This time in Stockholm and J
ohn is tearing the house down with greatest guitar sound we've ever heard......We got one song down at the end of the first day. The one with the working title "ready".
Norum's setup for this tune was:
Guitar: Gibson Les Paul (Gary Moore signature model)
Amp: JCM 800 (lead series) 50 watt
Cabinet: Marshall 72 with celestion 30 watts greenback speaker woofers
 

JOHN'S AMPS
Here is the selection of amps that John checked out today.

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...

Stay tuned!
/Europe
Very Happy

 

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.!
We're looking forward to a couple of days off now and will get back to you next week with info on how the work is proceeding.
Stay tuned
/Europe
Very Happy

CELEBRITY VISIT

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 casual.
For some unknown reason he was very anxious to show his private parts in the picture taken here. Fortunately our fast-handed guitarist saved the situation.
John later said: "This was the easiest cover I've eve done".

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

Ian's left 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.
Just for your info, before Tobias became a producer he was working for the FBI. (By the look of things it seems he's not gotten away from dealing with suspicious characters).
Stay tuned
/Europe
Very Happy

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!
Stay tuned!
/Europe
Very Happy

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.
When asked if he has any comment for you, the readers; in his typical businesslike fashion, Petri cheekily advises: "spend more money".

IAN ON THE ALBUM


 

 

 

December 09th 2008: EUROPE IN STUDIO: DAY II

NEW DIRECTIONS

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! :-)
We've taken all the best qualities from our modern recordings, and catapulted them to a whole new level. We hope you'll enjoy them.
More following soon...
/Europe

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!
More words from Ian a little later.

VIDEO IAN

A couple more videos shot today in the studio... more updates tomorrow.
Enjoy!

/Europe Very Happy

 

December 08th 2008: LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE ALBUM!

Limited Edition Double Album!
Europe are very proud to announce the release of their phenomenal "Almost Unplugged" recording as a STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION coloured vinyl album! Only 1000 units have been pressed, and each and every one of them has been hand-numbered!
This is not something fans and collectors want to miss! Visit the europetheband merchandise store for details!
http://europe.estar.se/Product/ProductList1.aspx?MenuID=49

/Europe

 

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.
We invite YOU to visit the new Europetheband blog between December 8th and 10th, and enjoy direct updates, interviews, pics and video!
It promises to provide some fire to melt the winter freeze... so do not miss this rare and unique opportunity to see history in the making!
Visit the europetheband blog here: http://europethebandblog.blogspot.com/

Stay tuned! Very Happy

 

September 5th 2008: ALMOST UNPLUGGED - LIVE AT NALEN CD RELEASE!

Hi everyone!

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,

/Europe Very Happy

 

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! Very Happy

 

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! Very Happy

 

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! Very Happy

 

April 23th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings from Polar Studios

John Norum is getting done mixing, last day Thursday.
Stay tuned!!!
Very Happy

 

April 16th 2008: JOHN NORUM NEXT ALBUM updatings from Polar Studios

 Last few days we have had both studios running, a wicked mix of music streaming out of the control rooms. Mr John Norum of Europe fame is mixing his new Solo Album with Peer Stappe (Gemini Five, Dos Flamingos and more) behind the wheel.
Stay tuned!!!
Very Happy

 

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! Very Happy



 

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