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Swedish Rock Legends EUROPE To Release “War Of Kings” On March 10th, 2015, via Hell & Back Recordings

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - War Of Kings - promo album cover pic - #2015EJTMO

“The Final Countdown” to EUROPE’s 10th Album Release Begins!

Swedish rock legends EUROPE will release their 10th studio album, War of Kings, on March 10, 2015 in the United States via Hell & Back Recordings. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.

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.

Joey Tempest states, “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb’s amazing production for Rival Sons, we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”

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War of Kings – Track Listing:

1) War Of Kings

2) Hole In My Pocket

3) Second Day

4) Praise You

5) Nothin’ To Ya

6) California 405

7) Days Of Rock n Roll

8) Children Of The Mind

9) Rainbow Bridge

10) Angels (With Broken Hearts)

11) Light Me Up

Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe - band photo - credit - Tallee Savage - 2014 - #77MOTS

Photo Credit: Tallee Savage

EUROPE’s place as a legendary Classic Rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They reunited and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged Classic Rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw EUROPE hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts.

War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork EUROPE have put in over the last few years.

Tempest adds: “Hey! We took the long road! But we wanted to re-establish EUROPE the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there and we’ve done it our way!”

EUROPE:

Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards

John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals

John Leven – bass, backing vocals

Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar

Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

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For more information on EUROPE, please visit: www.udr-music.com/index.php/europe-band, www.facebook.com/europetheband and www.europetheband.com.

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Source:

UDR Music - logo - 2013

UDR Website: http://www.udr-music.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EUROPE.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HEAVY ROCK.

Stone.

EUROPE – Heavy/Classic Rock Legends Return To Their Hometown, This July, At Väsby Rock Festival 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - Vasby Rock Festival - 2014 - promo flyer

As reported on the EUROPE Facebook page:

They are finally gonna play a gig in their hometown, Upplands Väsby! The place where it all started, where they all grew up.

Where Joey met Norum and started the band FORCE! The local fans from Upplands Väsby have always been fantastic supporters of the band!

It will be a powerful and emotional night in July.

Vasby Rock Festival - 2014 - promo flyer

Europe - Classic Logo - 2013 - #46

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Ian Haugland – Drums

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* For more info on EUROPE:

Facebook: Europe

Website: http://www.europetheband.com

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* For more info on Väsby Rock Festival:

Website: http://www.vasbyrockfestival.se

Facebook: Väsby Rock Festival

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LONG LIVE EUROPE.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

EUROPE RELEASES LIVE DVD OCTOBER 16th! “EUROPE LIVE AT SWEDEN ROCK – 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW”

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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EUROPE – This concert which was captured at Sweden Rock Festival on the 7th of June 2013, is not only a massive greatest hits show in front of 30,000 people, it also marks the 30th anniversary of Europe’s existence. They celebrate this by playing 28 songs spanning their whole career including songs never before performed.

Between the heavy rock songs they also sit down for an emotional accoustic set which brings a unique intimate feel to this otherwise massive arena show.

To pay tribute to their own heroes they invite legendary guests artists Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG) to join them on stage.

The band has made nothing short of a remarkable return since they started up again in 2004. Their latest album BAG OF BONES was awarded the 16th best Rock album in the world by the prestigious Classic Rock Magazine in 2012.

Together with the four latest CD releases to come out this side of the millennium and the five albums they produced in the eighties and nineties. They sit on an enormous song treasure.

The DVD Includes The Songs:

Seven doors hotel, Open Tour heart, Rock The Night, Carrie, Superstitious, Prisoners in Paradise. Always the pretenders, Last look at Eden, New love in town, Not supposed to sing the blues, Firebox, Lights out (with Michael Schenker), Jailbreak (with Scott Gorham) and many more.

Over two hours and fourty minutes of concert footage, behind the scenes material and an exclusive interview with the band, makes this the definitive Europe Live DVD. Also released as Blu-Ray and live CD.

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Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Ian Haugland – Drums

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NORDIC CUSTOMERS, PRE-ORDER YOUR CD / DVD & BLU-RAY BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINKS!

CD:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_livecd/se.aspx

DVD:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_livedvd/se.aspx

BLU-RAY:

https://www.bengans.se/popup/europe_liveblu/se.aspx

Europe - Live At Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show - promo cover

(Sources: Europe, EarMUSIC)

* For More Info On EUROPE:

Facebook: Europe

http://www.europetheband.com

http://www.twitter.com/europetheband

EarMusic - logo - 2013

EarMUSIC:

http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE EUROPE.

Stone.

EUROPE “Always The Pretenders” – This CD Single From 2006 I Won In A Magazine Contest!

Posted in arena rock, classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - Always The Pretenders - CD single - cover promo

EUROPE – ALWAYS THE PRETENDERS CD SINGLE

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It was sometime back in 2006 and I saw a contest ad in Revolver Magazine; with the prize being a CD single of Always The Pretenders by EUROPE. I forget what the actual questions(s) I had to answer were, to win this CD single. I believe the contest was run by Sanctuary (Records), then again my memory is vague on it. I guess that stuff doesn’t really matter anymore!

All I do know: I still own this CD single (that I won) and I recently stumbled upon it while rummaging through some CD’s I haven’t listened to in years. This (lead) single Always The Pretenders was used to promote the seventh EUROPE studio album released back in 2006: Secret Society (Sanctuary). This CD single was released via T&T / Sanctuary.

The song Always The Pretenders and album Secret Society is not the Glam/Arena/Hair Metal version of EUROPE from the 80’s; instead, this is a much more Modern and Hard Rockin’ version of the latter. Honestly, the sound that EUROPE tapped into back in 2004 with Start From The Dark married well with their sound on Secret Society from 2006. Relevancy is key here, my Metal brethren.

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EUROPE – 2006

What makes this CD single extra cool is there are 4 songs on it. Here’s the track listing: Always The Pretenders (Radio Edit), 2. Always The Pretenders (Album Version), 3. Flames (Live) and 4. Superstitious (Live). The 2 live songs were previously unreleased. Both live songs were recorded at B.B. King in New York.

Superstitious originally appeared on Out Of This World; the fourth studio album from EUROPE released back in 1988. Flames originally appeared on Start From The Dark; the sixth studio album from EUROPE, released back in 2004. Both live songs are solid listens from EUROPE, with some top-tier sound quality happening.

I surely recommend this CD single from EUROPE to all Classic Rock and 80’s Hard Rock/Arena Rock fans. As for this EUROPE CD single being a collectible one day, who knows? I’ve seen this CD single selling between $4 and $10 (U.S.) around the internet, both used and new.

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Here’s what the album cover of EUROPE – Secret Society looks like:

Europe - Secret Society - promo cover pic!

Released back in 2006 via Sanctuary Records, this Secret Society CD doesn’t come cheap! I’ve seen “used” CD prices range from $22 to $75+ (U.S.) around the internet. Granted, some used copies are imports and command import prices, nonetheless, this EUROPE CD has become collectible. Metal be thy name!

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Europe - Sweden Rock Festival - 2013 - promo banner - 30th Anniversary

EUROPE – 2013:

Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Ian Haugland – Drums

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For more info on EUROPE, click on the links below!

http://www.europetheband.com

facebook: Europe

http://www.youtube.com/europethebandtv

http://europethebandblog.blogspot.com

http://www.twitter.com/europetheband

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LONG LIVE EUROPE.

LONG LIVE COOL CD SINGLES THAT ROCK.

Stone.

EUROPE “Superstitious” – Song From 1988 “Out Of This World” Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Europe - Out Of This World - promo cover pic!

EUROPE – OUT OF THIS WORLD (1988)

Epic Records

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EUROPE released their fourth studio album, Out Of This World, back in August of 1988. My favorite song from this album is the opening track: Superstitious. This is just one fine, memorable and inspiring (uptempo) late 80’s ballad from Europe. I still own the cassette version of Out Of This World and I’m not selling it. It has nothing to do with my being superstitious either. Metal be thy name.

Sweden’s chart-topping, multi-million unit selling band spanned the Glam/Hair, Arena Rock, Hard Rock and 80’s Heavy Metal genres with their Heavy Melodic Rock sound; embedded with powerfully driven guitars along with a dynamic rhythm section and keyboards to match. The vocals of Joey Tempest are laced with Heavy Rock eloquence, coupled with his confidence and unique harmony.

EUROPE still kicks Heavy Rock ass to this very day. Ring that EUROPE bell and tell all the villagers to gather around, cause the song Superstitious has a brilliantly contagious sound!

Watch and listen to EUROPE perform Superstitious below! Hopefully this music video hasn’t been pulled for some lame reason. If it has, then check it out for certain on YouTube. Whoa.

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Europe - 30th Anniversary Logo - Sweden Rock Festival

EUROPE 2013:

Mic Michaeli – Keys

John Levén – Bass

Joey Tempest – Vocals

John Norum – Guitars

Ian Haugland – Drums

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For more info on EUROPE, click on the links below!

http://www.europetheband.com

http://www.youtube.com/europethebandtv

http://europethebandblog.blogspot.com

http://www.twitter.com/europetheband

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LONG LIVE EUROPE.

Stone.

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