Joe Bonamassa play slide guitar on Europe's new album "Bag of Bones"

"We're honoured that Joe Bonamassa wanted to play some slide guitar on our record. We're all big fans of his music", says Europe front man Joey Tempest.

earMUSIC is thrilled to announce the new album from Swedish rock supergroup, EUROPE. The long player, set for UK release on Monday 30th April 2012, is entitled Bag of Bones. The first single, Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, will be released digitally on Friday March 9th.

Bag of Bones is produced by Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock, Shirley has produced albums for the likes of Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey.

The band recently unveiled the album artwork and now is ready to confirm the track listing of the new album, which is said to be a milestone in Sweden's biggest hard rock band’s long lasting career.  Prior to the recordings, when EUROPE front man Joey Tempest confessed, "We're ready to do some serious damage,” - he could not have been anymore correct.  Bag of Bones was already titled "one hell of a record" and is the successor of EUROPE's 2009 album Last Look at Eden, which proved to be the band's most important record since The Final Countdown.

Says singer Joey Tempest: "Finally we express ourselves completely without restraint. Straight from heart and soul. It took some time but WE HAVE ARRIVED!"

Contributing slide guitar to the title track Bag of Bones is blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. "We're honoured that Joe Bonamassa wanted to play some slide guitar on our record. We're all big fans of his music", says Europe front man Joey Tempest. Released on CD and vinyl formats, the album features a more straightforward rock approach.

“Why drive a VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?” asks Europe’s guitarist John Norum. “Bag of Bones is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!”


“Bag of Bones” Album Track Listing:

1. Riches To Rags
2. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues 
3. Firebox
4. Bag Of Bones

5. Requiem
6. My Woman My Friend
7.
Demon Head
8.
Drink And A Smile

9. Doghouse
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11.
Bring It All Home


Photo Credits: Fredrik Etoall

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