It's taken 10 years and countless tours since the reunion, but we're finally getting there! Says Joey : "Looking forward to 'tons' of touring in !
It's getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn't get much better than this! War Of Kings Hole In My Pocket The Second Day Praise You Nothin' To Ya California Days Of Rock 'N' Roll Children Of The Mind Rainbow Bridge Angels With Broken Hearts Light It Up Vasastan instrumental bonus track digipack and Japanese editions only. In latethe band signed a deal with record label UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists".
UDR president and owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label. They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us. Europe band members contacted Dave Cobb in They met up in Stockholm and rented vintage recording gear from the band The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
Joey Tempest recorded demos on his phone, which were of a poor audio quality. At first Cobb did not want to hear any of Tempest's demos, but in the end he agreed to. The next day, Cobb got in touch with the band and said he was impressed by the songs and had a few ideas on how to fix them. He joined the band in the studio and they all worked together on the songs.
They changed the arrangements on 5 tracks and also wrote bits and segments for others. Cobb was involved in the writing of "War of Kings" and "Praise You", as well as providing a keyboard intro on "Second Day".
Tempest started to build a song from that riff and Cobb was involved to write lyrics to it. While creating the song, Tempest had no lyrics and just sang a wordless vocal melody; later on, however, he started thinking about the adventure novel The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtssonwhich he had read as a kid. He thought it would be a great idea to write lyrics about the early days of his homeland, involving Vikings and battles between NorwegiansDanes and Swedes.
Tempest explained: "There were important battles early on, where self-proclaimed kings were fighting elected kings. It was chaos in Scandinavia. Europe (2) - War Of Kings (CD thought it was a fascinating background for a lyric, and Europe (2) - War Of Kings (CD melodies and the riffs lend themselves to it. So that's how it started.
It was inspired by time the band had spent in California during the late Eighties and the early Nineties while driving Album) the Interstate highway. Tempest explained: "When I go to California now, everything has changed. The late 80s and beginning of the 90s, it was a completely different place as far as music and MTV, airplay and rock music on radio were concerned.
But I still get a great feeling driving south. Things have changed but there is still hope. You can still feel free. Get in the rental car, put some great music on and drive south in California and feel that sense of freedom, it's still there!
It was called "Out of This World" and the riff had a fanfare pattern; Tempest originally had in mind to make a fanfare kind of song out of it. The riff was never turned into a song at the time, but the band named their album Out of This World after Tempest's title idea. Inthe band picked up the old riff and tried it on guitar, with a different tempo; Tempest also wrote new lyrics about the rise, fall and resurrection of rock'n'roll.
Later on, they took out their favourite parts of the jam and wrote a song based on them. Tempest wrote fictional lyrics about a Europe (2) - War Of Kings (CD in Tokyo called Rainbow Bridgewhich he saw from a skybar. The song was finished later in the studio with the full band and Cobb. During the writing process, the band found out that Jack Bruce had died, Europe (2) - War Of Kings (CD. Moved by his passing, the band and Cobb rewrote the lyrics, whose final version was about people passing away in others' lives.
After toying around with album title ideas, the band decided on "War of Kings" because of the opening track on the album, which everyone saw as special. The band then decided to contact London -based artist Paul Tippet, as they had been impressed by Tippet's artwork for the first album by Black Star Riders.
The band sent him the song "War of Kings" and the lyrics to it, but they insisted that he not use elements such as swords, fire or Vikings, but only contemporary imagery such as presidents, kings and businessmen; they also requested him to use chess -related symbols.
Tippett photographed a man in a suit and enhanced his photo through CGI ; the band only made minor tweaks to the design. The title track "War of Kings" was released as the first single from the album. The song was premiered exclusively on Planet Rock radiostation on January 30, The music video for the single was directed by Patrick Ullaeus and was premiered on February 9, All versions of the album include 11 songs, except for the digipack CD and Japanese versions, which include the final instrumental track "Vasastan" as a bonus.
Jan 15, · Europe has returned with an upgrade to their latest album War of Kings which was released in This collector’s edition (Special Edition) is a must for the diehard fan or anyone who missed the group on their recent US tour.5/5(20). Feb 25, · Europe - War Of Kings (new CD) Sign in to follow this. Followers 3. Europe - War Of Kings (new CD) Vocalist Joey Tempest stated that "War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to classic bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we. Buy Europe's album titled War of Kings. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help $ CD Sale $ CD Sale $ CD Sale All Music Deals Coupons & Deals Sale. Special Collections. GRAMMY® Nominees Bruce Springsteen The Beatles Tony frasvesivimetse.skodarligeburmantpovazmirapabe.co: $ War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th/5(). Europe (2) War Of Kings (CD, Album) Evolution Music (2), J-Box Entertainment: JBCD South Korea: Sell This Version: JBCD Cross Vein: Royal Eternity. EUROPE - WAR OF KINGS (ALBUM) Label: WMS: Entry: (Position 2) Last week in charts: (Position 56) Peak: 2 (1 weeks) Weeks: 5Place on best of all time: ( points) Seit sowieso immer ein Highlight ;-) Nach 5 Monaten und Anhören der CD muss ich nun festhalten: Es ist eine sehr starke Scheibe. Dec 08, · Their last album, 's "Bag Of Bones", saw EUROPE hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at No. 2 on the Swedish national charts, and "War Of Kings" is set to take full advantage of the. Europe has returned with an upgrade to their latest album War of Kings which was released in This collector’s edition (Special Edition) is a must for the diehard fan or anyone who missed the group on their recent US tour.5/5(20). Mar 03, · Their last album, 's "Bag Of Bones", saw EUROPE hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at No. 2 on the Swedish national charts, and "War Of Kings" is set to take full advantage of the. War of Kings is the tenth studio album by the Swedish Hard Rock band Europe. It was released on March 2, by UDR Records.
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