Europe Confirm That New Studio Album Will Be Produced By Kevin Shirley
July 12, 2011
Europe have confirmed that their next studio album, slated for an April 2012 release, will be produced by the world’s hottest rock record producer, Kevin Shirley.
No stranger to the creme de la creme of iconic rock records, Shirley has produced albums for Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry, Journey and many more.
“We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make” says Europe singer Joey Tempest. “Kevin’s the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Black Stone Cherry. He’s the real deal. We’re ready to do some serious damage.”
“I’ve been a big fan of Europe’s work for many years,” says Shirley. “The band is influential and highly underrated. I can’t wait to make the upcoming album their most explosive to date.”
After the Summer of 2011, Europe will finish the promotion of their last album, ‘Last Look At Eden’, and will start to focus their energy on the next album produced by Shirley.
“We’ve toured for one and a half years,” adds Temptest. “It’s time to write and record some new songs and get back on the road again in 2012.”
Recording for Europe’s new album begins in Stockholm, Sweden on October 3rd for an April 2012 release.