METAL SHOCK FINLAND’S Blackdiamond has conducted an interview with legendary vocalist Joey Tempest from EUROPE. The band are due to release their new album, “Bag Of Bones” on April 30 via earMusic/Edel. The CD, which features a guest appearance by blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with IRON MAIDEN, JOE BONAMASSA, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, BLACK STONE CHERRY and JOURNEY, among others. Some of this conversation can be read below:
When giving information about the new album ‘Bag Of Bones’, Joey said -
“It’s more organic, Kevin Shirley brought in a warm ’70’s sound. It’s a dynamic record, like vinyl almost. One of my favourites ‘Riches To Rags’ has quite a big chorus with exciting riffs.
It’s a journey with an emotional ballad at the end, called ‘Bring It On Home’. Very much a classic rock album – more rock than hard rock.“
When discussing the album also being released on vinyl, Joey had this to say -
“With the new Bag Of Bones cover there is so much detail on it. It became a bit boring there for a while, everybody was thinking CD’s are small so let’s just make something simple. But we have computers, so we can blow up the cover to use for posters and vinyl, so it’s still worth going that extra mile to make great covers. And we’re really happy we did that.“
You can listen to the whole of the interview on soundcloud player below: