Yngwie announced his next studio album “Parabellum” in July.
“I spent the whole year writing and recording the album” Malmsteen said on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”. “I’m really excited about that. So that was what I concentrated on. Obviously, I wanted to play live, but we all know what happened there.”
Talking about the direction of the album Yngwie commented: “It’s pretty extreme. I go faster than ever, there’s more of everything…”
“I really enjoy it. I think it’s a little different in that it’s made in a different way, because I was extremely immersed in this as far as writing and recording and arranging for such a long time that I think it might be a little different end result. But everybody’s gonna know who it is. There’s not gonna be any weird left turns, like blues or stuff like that — which I love too, of course. But no, this is very much a Malmsteen-esque classical thing that people know but maybe a little extra — maybe a little more extreme than before”.
Note that once again Yngwie handles the vocals: “I’m singing more melodic stuff. There’s a lot of harmonies and stuff like that. There’s a couple of ballads too — one ballad, actually. I’m happy with it. It’s mostly instrumental — there’s only four songs with vocals. But the album is… I don’t know what to compare it to, but it’s pretty extreme. It’s double-bass drums and fast classical stuff all the way out. It’s pretty nutty.”