SCORPIONS mix their new album with the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael ilbert, who won several Grammy nominations for his joint work with the producer Max Martin on the albums of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
Singer Klaus Meine, who celebrated her 73rd birthday on Tuesday, May 25, provided an update on the news SCORPIONS Progress of LP production in a video message posted on the group’s social networks.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Hi it’s Klaus Meine. Well, it’s been a tough race for anyone out there. What a crazy year. But I don’t want to complain. The pandemic has given us a lot of extra time to write new songs and get a brand new album on the way. We’re in the process of mixing right now, and we can’t wait to release the album for you to hear.
“I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart,” he continued. “Thank you for all the wonderful birthday messages. I tell you, it is really, really touching to feel so close to all of you in almost every corner of the world. Thank you very much for all of your love and support throughout. those years. It’s been a long, long journey.
“Due to the pandemic, the Las Vegas residency has, unfortunately, been postponed again, and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. But the good news is that Las Vegas is still on, and we’re going to rock Sin. City in March of next year. So we can’t wait to see you all in 2022 somewhere in the future, and I’m sure it will be very emotional. Until then take good care of yourself, stay healthy and healthy and get ready for the bite. We love you. “
The German-Polish-Swedish hard rock legends have spent the last few months recording their new effort at Peppermint Park Studios in Hanover, Germany. Provisionally due later this year, the record will mark SCORPIONS” first version since 2017 “Born to touch your feelings – The best of rock ballads”, which was an anthology of new and classic material.
SCORPIONS originally scheduled to record the new album in Los Angeles with the producer Greg Fidelman, whose previous credits include NOOSE and METALLICA. However, due to the pandemic, some of the initial work has been Greg remotely, after which SCORPIONS chose to conduct the recordings themselves with the help of their engineer Hans-Martin Buff.
Meine said previously Talk about metal that the objective to use Fidelman to produce the new album was to bring “the old atmosphere of albums like ‘Blackout’, ‘Love at first sight’ or even “Lovedrive”. We try to focus on those albums and that attitude, “he said.” If we get there, who knows, it’s so many years later. But that’s the spirit and that’s the whole atmosphere around this album. This time the focus is on the more difficult songs. “
According to Meine, SCORPIONSThe new LP does not feature “any outside writer”, unlike that of 2015 “Return forever”, which was largely co-written by the producers of the album, Mikael North Andersson and Martin hansen.
SCORPIONSThe last full collection of new recordings was the one mentioned above “Return forever”, including in part songs the band had in the 80s vault. It was the last recorded appearance of SCORPIONSlongtime drummer James kottak, who was fired from the group in September 2016. He has since been replaced by Mikkey dee, formerly of MOTÖRHEAD.
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