During a recent interview with Ginza, Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple, etc.) revealed that he is working on a new album with Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, etc.). The effort is expected to be released in early 2020.
Turner said the following:
“I actually did a show for [Peter’s] brother’s birthday once; his brother’s a big fan. And the next thing you know, we were hooking up. He sent me a track, and I wrote lyrics and melodies, and he came back and he loved it, and we started to do a record. So now we’re about seven tracks into the record. Our schedules are pretty tough, with touring and all, but we’re getting together the beginning of October [to] finish the record [and then we’ll be] shopping the record.”
“I think people are gonna be extremely surprised, because it’s a whole another side of me. [It’s] very heavy. It’s kind of classic rock meets industrial metal — or, as I would say, it’s kind of like DEEP PURPLE meets PAIN. It’s the best of both worlds, and it doesn’t sound like anyone… There’s no filler; it’s all great songs. Deep content — none of this ‘rock me, baby’ stuff. It’s really deep, dark and heavy stuff.”
He also added the following about release plans:
“I would say, to be fair, very early spring next year, because a label needs 90 days. They always need 90 days. I don’t know why they need 90 days, but they need 90 days.”
He went on to say that there are “absolutely” plans for him and Tägtgren to tour, but did add that they are “not gonna put the cart before the horse.” For now, they are just focusing on “getting the music down.”