Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt states Extreme will have new album finished by the fall or end of this year
Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was recently interviewed by Mark Rockpit for The Rockpit.
When asked whether there’s a new record on the way, Bettencourt advised: “Yeah, I mean two things to be excited about but two things to apologise for! How long it’s taken us to get back there and how long it’s taken to get this album done!! They’re both happening now, and we can’t be more excited, I’m very embarrassed and apologetic of the fact that it’s my fault that I have not been back there, and it’s upsetting because when we were there we were doing so well. It’s a combination of managers and promoters and things, it’s not through lack of trying, we’ve been trying for a long time, we were about to start playing people’s backyards, weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s, barbecues, anything just to get back there!! And we’ve been way overdue on an album, we’ve had three albums worth of stuff written in the last ten years, and we keep reinventing ourselves every two years, and so we finally got to the point where we knew we had to put something out. So, we will be finishing something by the end of the fall, by the end of the year, I don’t care how it comes out!!”
When it was pointed out to Bettencourt that Extreme had about 17 songs written last year and he was asked whether those songs were revisited or whether new ones were written, the guitarist stated: “No, what we actually did, it was kind of my fault, I started playing some harder, edgier stuff, I liked how a bit more aggressive everything was sounding, and so we kind of leaned more towards that way, so that’s what I’m excited about.”
In terms of whether we can expect a harder edged version of Extreme in 2018, Bettencourt stated: “No, what we actually did, it was kind of my fault, I started playing some harder, edgier stuff, I liked how a bit more aggressive everything was sounding, and so we kind of leaned more towards that way, so that’s what I’m excited about.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Nuno Bettencourt at The Rockpit.