Mon, Jan 14, 13

Deep Purple will release their first new album in seven years on April 26 (April 30 in North America).

After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the project in Nashville with producer Bob Ezrin.

Guitarist Steve Morse is sharing his thoughts on the new record.
“This album stretches out in some new areas for us, instrumentally,” says Morse. “Bob [Ezrin] and [engineer Justin] Corky [Cortelyou] really got fantastic sounds on everything from the very first day. Musically, there’s a little bit of each of our lives in this album. Bob did the most amazing job with our preproduction; he really got ideas out of us that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”

The band’s first album since 2005’s “Rapture Of The Deep” is rumored to be the perfect match from the original spirit of 70s Purple and a fresh and modern production.

“The title of our new album is still a question mark to all of us,” offered singer Ian Gillan when announcing the record. “We have recorded a new album, and it’s a fantastic collection of songs. At the moment that’s the only affirmative point we can offer…”

Gillan has recently revealed a few working titles of songs that might appear on the album: “Out Of Hands”, “Uncommon Man” and “Hell to Pay”.