Swedish melodic rock titans Europe have released the title track and first single “Walk The Earth” from their up and coming new studio album Walk The Earth out on the 20th October 2017.

“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. 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!’ – Joey Tempest on the appointment of Mike Sportes to do the cover.

Later this year, Europe will visit the UK supporting Deep Purple on their November arena tour.

Tour Dates (w/ Deep Purple):

11/17 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
11/18 – Manchester – Arena
11/20 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
11/22 – Glasgow – SSE Hydro
11/23 – London – O2

Walk The Earth Track Listing:

01. Walk The Earth
02. The Siege
03. Kingdom United
04. Pictures
05. Election Day
06. Wolves
07. GTO
08. Haze
09. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.