The Swedish-based band, which rose to fame with hits like The Final Countdown and Carrie, has just released Secret Society, its first album of new material in 13 years.
Lead singer Joey Tempest says the idea behind Secret Society was to remind fans that we were inspired to be a live band and make good rock albums.
Since the groups American hits were mostly power ballads, Tempest admits that some fans may not have the impression that Europe is, first and foremost, a rock band.
But, as he puts it, Weve learned to live with it and says he and the other Europeans make their signature slow songs heavier in concert by detuning the guitars and emphasizing guitars over keyboards.
Europe plans to promote the new album by touring in Scandanavia during the holidays and visiting the U.S. next spring.
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