British hard rock legends Deep Purple have announced that they will begin recording their next studio album next February. Lead vocalist Ian Gillan stated:
"I think we are ready to make another album. We've been talking about it for some time already. I think we'll start to work on it next February.
We go into the studio with absolutely nothing, no music or lyrics whatsoever. We sit in the kitchen, having some cup of tea, talk about families and football... Then we go into the room and play; six hours a day. After three days, some ideas begin to shape and we start to turn them into songs. To prepare the main lines takes about three weeks, to deal with lyrics, recording process and mixing also take two weeks. Since there have been many technological developments recently and we use them by recording the music in analog and mix it in digital to achieve the best result."
Thanks for the report to Metalunderground.com.