Matthias Jabs confirms new Scorpions album

With Metallica and Slipknot producer Greg Fidelman.

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Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs has confirmed that the band have a new album on the way.

“We’ve been writing some material before we went on tour, before we went on tour this summer,” said Jabs in a recent interview with The Metal Bar. “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.” Listen to the interview below:

Jabs also stated that they are working with producer Greg Fidelman for the as-yet-untitled album. Fidelman has previously worked with Metallica on their 2016 album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct and Slipknot’s 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind. 

The new Scorpions album is likely to be released fall 2020, Jabs said in the interview. It will be their 19th studio effort since 2015’s Return To Forever. It will also be the first studio album to feature ex-Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee, who replaced former drummer James Kottak in 2016.

Scorpions have also planned a month-long residency in Las Vegas for July 2020, during which the band will “either do the final touch-ups or mix”, according to Jabs.

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