Europe

Europe
STYLE: , ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1982LABEL: Hell & Back
  • MEMBERS:
  • Joey Tempest - vocals
  • John Norum - guitar
  • John Levén - bass guitar
  • Mic Michaeli - keyboards
  • Ian Haugland - drums
BIOGRAPHY

Over three decades after they came together and dozens of millions albums sold, Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums).

WAR OF KINGS is released World wide on German based label UDR, with JVC Victor handling release in Japan. Produced by Dave Cobb, War of Kings has the sound and deep expression that only great musicians with experience can produce. As Joey puts it “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath.” A brief history that brings us to now: It all started in a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Joey and John met and formed the band Force. They both were into British rock bands like Thin Lizzy and UFO. Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple also made an immense impact on these teenagers. They recorded their first demos when they were only 16 and 17 years old. Record companies turned them down, saying it was ′too much guitars and their hair was too long′. But with the new name Europe they proved everybody wrong. They won a rock band competition and the first prize was a recording contract. When “Europe” was released in 1983, kids in Sweden and Japan really identified with their music.

The second album ′Wings of Tomorrow′ already gained attention from all over the world. Soon Epic Records, New York (now Sony Music) got interested and signed a million dollar contract. When it was time to release their third album ′The Final Countdown′, they had Journey—producer Kevin Elson onboard and a major American label behind them. Touring the UK, US and the rest of the world had always been the boys dream. They had put in the dog years and it was time for the big success. ′The Final Countdown′ sold 7 million records worldwide and the single was number one in over 25 countries and still is a big anthem all over the world until today. The album spent 70 weeks on the Billboard Charts and had four Top 40 singles. Europe made it. They were constantly on the road all over the world but eventually found time to hook up with producer Ron Nevison (UFO, Led Zeppelin) to record their 4th album ′Out Of This World′. With the new hit ′Superstitious′ on the airwaves, they embarked on another 2—year—long world tour. In 1990 they relocated to Los Angeles to record their 5th album, ′Prisoners In Paradise′, followed by yet another extensive world tour. By then the band had constantly been recording and touring for 10 years and it was time for a break.

2004 the band returned with the powerful ′Start From The Dark′. The plan was to slowly build up a relationship with fans and the music world again. The album caused controversy with its raw, heavy detuned sound, but was a great platform to build on. 2006 they recorded ′Secret Society′ — another heavy rocking album. With this album, the British rock press started to take the band serious. The band continued to tour worldwide but now started to get invited to play the UK on a regular basis, with steadily increasing concert attendees. One of their most successful record since returning to the scene was released in 2009: ′Last Look At Eden′. With the bombastic title track and the ballad ′New Love In Town′, Europe broadened their fan base even more to become one of the most successful bands in their genre and returned to the pole position of the official album charts in their home country. At the end of April 2012, the 9th Europe—album, ′Bag Of Bones′, recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, was released worldwide. Spawning the singles/videos ′Not Supposed To Sing The Blues′ and ′Firebox′, The Kevin Shirley produced record did such a great job capturing the spirit of this band.

With continued touring and an ever growing fan base, Europe entered the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm (the first band to ever to record there) to record ′War of Kings′. In keeping with the vibe of the previous two releases and in hopes to take their newfound creativity to even higher levels, the band chose producer american producer Dave Cobb who had done such an amazing job on recent releases by Rival Sons. Joey adds “And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him!” And the result is an immense album that corners everything this band is about in 2015 — a huge ′classic′ sound that encompasses the bands talent and draws from all the classic bands and influences from the 70′s, with a vital current sound! ′War of Kings′ the album, featuring the title track as first single (released February 2nd) was unleashed on the public the day the WOK World tour starts — March 2nd 2015, with the band playing Dublin Ireland for the first time in 25 years. What a great way to kick it all off. Joey Tempest: “Hey! We took the long road! But we wanted to re—establish Europe the proper way. It′s taken 10 years and countless tours since the reunion, but we′re finally getting there and we’ve done it our way!

2016 found the band marking a milestone in their career, the 30th anniversary of their landmark album, The Final Countdown. To celebrate this, the band staged a series of special shows throughout Europe where they first performed the entire War of Kings album followed by the entire Final Countdown album. Their sold out show at London’s famous Roundhouse was documented for a DVD releases scheduled for 2017.

Europe are pleased to announce the release of a new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017. The new album ‘Walk The Earth’ will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.

From the anthemic sound of the opening track “Walk The Earth” – to the heavy vibe that is “Haze”, from the instant melody of “Election Day” to the lyrical content of “Kingdom United”, “Walk The Earth” is the album that should see Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest’s vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists. Norum’s guitar playing shines across the record. This is an album that is big in its scope and sound. Much like previous album “War Of Kings”, “Walk The Earth” is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover it’s depth. The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

BAND NEWS AND INTERVIEWS

15 years later, the titans meet again! Sweden’s Hypocrisy, and Kataklysm of Montreal, Canada are set to the deliver the rebirth of Death…Is Just The Beginning! Starting on October 18

October 5, 2018 by Nikki Katsi

EUROPE are pleased to announce their new video for “The Siege” taken from their critically acclaimed album “Walk The Earth”, which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London

May 10, 2018 by Kris Murias
DISCOGRAPHY

Walk the Earth / 2017

Europe - Walk the Earth
  • Album Info
  • 2017
  • Hell & Back

1. Walk the Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn to Dust

Walk the Earth is the eleventh studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on October 20, 2017.The album was produced by Dave Cobb and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

War of Kings / 2015

Europe - War of Kings
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • UDR Records JVC (Japan)

1. War of Kings
2. Hole in My Pocket
3. Second Day
4. Praise You
5. Nothin’ to Ya
6. California 405
7. Days of Rock ‘n’ Roll
8. Children of the Mind
9. Rainbow Bridge
10.Angels
11. Light It Up

12. Vasastan (Instrumental)

 

War of Kings is the tenth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on March 2, 2015 by UDR Records.

Bag of Bones / 2012

Europe - Bag of Bones
  • Album Info
  • 2012
  • Gain (Scandinavia) earMUSIC/Edel (Europe) Victor(Japan)

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

Bag of Bones is the ninth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on April 18, 2012 in Japan by Victor Entertainment and on April 25 in Sweden by Gain Music Entertainment. Bag of Bones is the first Europe album to chart in UK Top 100 Albums since Prisoners in Paradise in 1991 and also entered in UK Top 40 Rock Albums at number 3.

Last Look at Eden / 2009

Europe - Last Look at Eden
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Universal (Scandinavia) earMUSIC/Edel (Europe) JVC/Victor(Japan)

 

 

1. Prelude
2. Last Look at Eden
3. Gonna Get Ready
4. Catch That Plane
5. New Love in Town
6. The Beast
7. Mojito Girl
8. No Stone Unturned
9. Only Young Twice
10. U Devil U
11. Run with the Angels
12. In My Time

 

Last Look at Eden is the eighth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on September 9, 2009 in Sweden by Universal and was released on September 14, 2009 in the UK, by Edel Music’s international rock music label earMUSIC.

Secret Society / 2006

Europe - Secret Society
  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • Sanctuary Records

1. Secret Society
2. Always the Pretenders
3. The Getaway Plan
4. Wish I Could Believe
5. Let the Children Play
6. Human After All
7. Love Is Not the Enemy
8. A Mother’s Son
9. Forever Travelling
10. Brave and Beautiful Soul
11. Devil Sings the Blues

Secret Society is the seventh studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on October 25, 2006, by Sanctuary Records.

Start from the Dark / 2004

Europe - Start from the Dark
  • Album Info
  • 2004
  • Sanctuary Records

 

 

1. Got to Have Faith
2. Start from the Dark
3. Flames
4. Hero
5. Wake Up Call
6. Reason
7. Song No. 12
8. Roll With You
9. Sucker
10. Spirit of the Underdog
11. America
12. Settle for Love

 

Start from the Dark is the sixth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on 22 September 2004 by Sanctuary Records. It was the band’s first release since reforming in 2003, and the first original album of all-new material since 1991’s Prisoners in Paradise.

Start from the Dark departs from the glam metal genre and featured a more modern sound compared to Europe‘s previous albums.

 

 

Prisoners in Paradise / 1991

Europe - Prisoners in Paradise
  • Album Info
  • 1991
  • Epic

1. All or Nothing
2. Halfway to Heaven
3. I’ll Cry for You
4. Little Bit of Lovin’
5. Talk to Me
6. Seventh Sign
7. Prisoners in Paradise
8. Bad Blood
9. Homeland
10. Got Your Mind in the Gutter
11. Til My Heart Beats Down Your Door
12. Girl from Lebanon

 

Prisoners in Paradise is the fifth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on 23 September 1991, by Epic Records and spawned hits such as the title track, “Prisoners in Paradise” and “I’ll Cry for You”. The album did not chart in the USA, which is unusual for a major label follow-up to two recent (multi)platinum albums.

Out of This World / 1988

Europe - Out of This World
  • Album Info
  • 1988
  • Epic

1. Superstitious
2. Let the Good Times Rock”
3. Open Your Heart
4. More Than Meets the Eye
5. Coast to Coast
6. Ready or Not
7. Sign of the Times
8. Just the Beginning
9. Never Say Die
10. Lights and Shadows
11. Tower’s Callin’
12. Tomorrow

Out of This World is the fourth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. Released on 9 August 1988 through Epic Records, the album was a commercial success selling over 3 million units worldwide, peaking at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. It was recorded at Olympic Studios and Townhouse Studios, London, England.

The Final Countdown / 1986

Europe - The Final Countdown
  • Album Info
  • 1986
  • Epic

1. The Final Countdown
2. Rock the Night
3. Carrie
4. Danger on the Track
5. Ninja
6. Cherokee
7. Time has come
8. Heart of Stone
9. On the Loose
10. Love Chaser

The Final Countdown is the third studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. Released on 26 May 1986 through Epic Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It was recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Mastersound Studios in Atlanta and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

Wings of Tomorrow / 1984

Europe - Wings of Tomorrow
  • Album Info
  • 1984
  • Hot Records (Sweden) Victor (Japan) Epic (rest of the world)

1. Stormwind
2. Scream of Anger
3. Open Your Heart
4. Treated Bad Again
5. Aphasia
6. Wings of Tomorrow
7. Wasted Time
8. Lyin’ Eyes
9. Dreamer
10. Dance the Night Away

Wings of Tomorrow is the second studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released on 24 February 1984, by Hot Records.

Europe / 1983

Europe - Europe
  • Album Info
  • 1983
  • Hot (Sweden) Victor (Japan) Epic (rest of the world)

1. In the Future to Come
2. Farewell
3. Seven Doors Hotel
4. The King Will Return
5. Boyazont
6. Children of This Time
7. Words of Wisdom
8. Paradize Bay
9. Memories

 

Europe is the first studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was released on 14 March 1983, by Hot Records.

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