SCORPIONS To Hit The Studio With METALLICA Producer For New Album
Scorpions put out their first record in 1972 and they're still going strong. Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs recently spoke to The Metal Bar, where he confirmed that the band is working on a new album, their 19th studio album, with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slipknot, etc.).
This will be Scorpions' first record since 2015, and their first new songs since 2017. Jabs said Scorpions have been working on about 10 songs over the course of the last year, and will wrap up writing next March.
Jabs also mentioned that Scorpions are plotting a July 2020 Las Vegas residency. Go big or go home, right?
"We've been writing some material before we went on tour, before we went on tour this summer. It's always difficult to come up with stuff on tour. You get the inspiration, but to actually put it down, that's a different story, when you travel every day. So we have songs — about 10, I guess — but we will have to do some more writing once this tour is over, and then prepare for the rehearsals and recordings right after our shows in New Zealand and a couple in Asia. So we will be back in early March. And we know that we work with the producer Greg Fidelman, who is known for doing Metallica and Slipknot and others, and he's a great guy. And he came to visit in our studio in Hannover, Germany already. So the plan is to record until the first of July, where we have a residency in Las Vegas for a whole month. And then, during that time, we can either do the final touch-ups or mix. And then the album should come out in the fall of 2020. And then, of course, we go on the road again."
This will be Scorpions first full-length record with drummer Mikkey Dee, who you might know from Motörhead and King Diamond.