The Scorpions Are Working On A New Album Set For Fall 2020
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They’ll Do The Finishing Touches After Their Residency
Guitarist Matthias Jabs revealed that Scorpions are working on a follow-up to their 2015 Return to Forever. They’re aiming to release it in the fall of 2020 following a Las Vegas residency in July. Speaking to New Zealand’s “The Metal Bar”, he said: “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.”
He continued, “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.”
They will be working with producer Greg Fidelman who has worked with Metallica and Slipknot in the past. Fidelman already visited their studio in Hannover, Germany. After the album’s release, Scorpions will go on tour.
In May 2016, Scorpions played a Las Vegas mini-residency with a handful of shows at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.