If Europe's 2015 album War Of Kings was the album that made the rock world realize what a formidable act Europe had become, then Walk The Earth is the album that is set to establish the band as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts of current times.
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 combine with 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 its 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), and will feature original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.
"We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, Producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike's designs on it," recalls vocalist Joey Tempest. "Immediately we knew we had to check Mike's other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!'
Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering The Final Countdown album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries.
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1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
5. Election Day
4. Whenever You're Ready
5. Turn To Dust