Swedish metallers STEELWING will enter Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden later this month to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The as-yet-untitled CD will be helmed by Rikard Löfgren, who has previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others.
According to a press release, STEELWING‘s new album “will take the post-apocalyptic heavy metal onslaught into outer space with a full on tribute to cult 1980’s science fiction movies.
“Fans of the previous album will not be disappointed by the intense twin-guitar riffage, supersonic metal screams and furious double-kick action, but the band promise more diversity and dynamics as well.
“Some of the song titles set to appear on the album are ‘Full Speed Ahead!’ and ‘Solar Wind Riders’, [both] of which have already been performed live this year to the approval of headbangers all over Europe.”
Commented the band: “Rikard was one of several possible producers suggested to us by our management, not someone we had initially considered but after looking into his previous works, we decided to meet with him earlier this year and discuss our ideas for a second album. We immediately felt confident that he was the right man for the job: as a metalhead, he understands our influences and what we want to achieve, but as a pop producer we also believe that he will be able to bring out the best in our songwriting.”
Bassist Skürk left STEELWING in February “due to life priorities that do not include any more extensive touring.” His replacement is Nic Savage, who was described in a press release as a “blond bass thrasher and devoted U.S. metal disciple.”
Left to right in photo: Nic Savage, Alex Vega, Riley, Oskar, Robby Rockbag