As the band has gathered in a Russian studio to rehearse for the upcoming tour, Roger Glover spoke to ITAR-TASS. Here are the highlights (in reverse translation, so take it with a grain of salt):
- There are 14 tracks ready for the new album, probably 11 or 12 of them will pass the final selection and end up being released.
- Release date being considered is somewhere in mid-February 2013.
- There are several album titles being considered, but for now they shall remain secret.
- Regarding connection with Bob Ezrin: Steve Morse met him back when he was in Kansas.
- The band wanted to perform new tracks on this tour, but its management and the record company opposed due to fear of reduced record sales.
Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info and to Romanio for the picture.