KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Spice and ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND drummer Bob Ruben, will enter Caesar studios on February 12 with producer Rickard Caesar to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due late summer via Scarlet Records. "The plan is to record 15 new songs," the band write on their web site. "Some of the songs will show up on an EP that will be out in June. The rest of the songs are going to be on a full-length album that is scheduled to be released in August/September.
"We're absolutely thrilled to track these new songs and we're looking forward to sharing them with you. To give you some hints we can tell you that the new album is not going be the obvious second album. It's not gonna be a 'Kaiserhof' Part II and it's going to be a more diverse album than 'Kaiserhof' was. But don't worry, it's still KAYSER. Well...we'll tell you more about this later when that time comes.
"Furthermore we can also tell you that there is a change in the line-up: Fredrik Finnander is out. We wish you the best with everything, and we hope you'll get better. KAYSER's new axeman is Jocke Pettersson from our hometown Helsingborg. He's an extraordinary guitarist and fits KAYSER like a six-pack in the sun. Also, KAYSER is on the bill of this year's Evolution Fest in Italy on the 15-16th of July."
As previously reported, KAYSER's video for the track "Good Citizen" has been posted online at this location (.MPG, 37.5 MB). The song comes off the group's debut album, "Kaiserhof", which was previously described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according to a press release.