British rock icons, MAGNUM, have been hard at work in the studio all year creating their 21st studio album, due for release early 2020.
Almost all the recording has now been completed and mixing will be starting very soon. The album will be the first to feature the thunderous rhythms of new bassist Dennis Ward, who has also supplied some truly spectacular backing vocals. Lee Morris has done a sterling job giving the offering drive, power and excitement. Rick Benton has surpassed himself with keyboard arrangements of huge scope and majesty. All of which provides a sublime compliment to the band’s stalwarts – the exhilarating guitar work of Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley’s inimitable vocal talents.
After the phenomenal success of “Lost On The Road To Eternity”, the band have also invited Wolf Kershek to contribute orchestration. In addition, there have been several guest musicians involved, with recording going on not only in the band’s usual base of M2 studios in Wolverhampton, but in other studios and even other countries. Everything is being brought together by long-time studio engineer Sheena Sear. It couldn’t get much bigger than this!
Rodney Matthews has once again provided a fantastic and beautiful piece of art for the front cover. And Al Barrow remains very much an active member of the extended MAGNUM family; putting together the booklet and remaining artwork.
Says the band: “We’re all very excited about this one, we think it’s truly going to be something special. We can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
MAGNUM have announced the first dates for their 2020 spring tour. “We will be joining forces with Swiss rockers GOTTHARD as part of the German leg of our tour,” says the band.
16 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Airport Obertraubling – Regensburg, Germany
18 – Volksbankmessehalle – Balingen, Germany
20 – TonHalle – München, Germany
21 – Stadthalle – Fürth, Germany
22 – Grosse Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, Germany
24 – Capitol – Hannover, Germany
25 – Pier2 – Bremen, Germany
26 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
28 – Stadthalle – Singen (Kultur und Tourismus Singen), Germany
29 – E-Werk – Köln, Germany
30 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany