Nuno Bettencourt Says New Extreme Album Coming in Early 2019


Extreme’s performance in Anaheim, CA last January after The NAMM Show one night still sticks with me as the very best live show I’ve seen all year. It was that good! The band played tracks from throughout their career — including a solid chunk of my favorite album, III Sides to Every Story — and it was, frankly, one of the most captivating, energetic, enthralling live performances I’ve ever seen any band put on. They’ve still fucking got it.

I wasn’t super into the band’s most recent album, Saudades de Rock, released in 2008, but it was good enough; it had enough quality jams to satisfy. But Nuno Bettencourt’s comments in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk give me reason to believe their next album, which he surmises could see the light of day in March or April of 2019, could absolutely slap:

“We’ve been working on a record for 30 years. [Laughs] No, it’s been about 10 but honestly, I can actually tell you I’m really pumped and excited.

“We have chosen our final songs [for the album] – we’ve had about 24, 25 to choose from. It’s pretty embarrassing that we took this long, but we kept on to something that’s a little bit of a harder version for Extreme, a little bit heavier and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

“We’re wrapping up vocals, Pat’s [Badger, bass] still got some stuff to do and I’m thinking in spring, Extreme will have a new album, maybe March-April. I’m pumped about that.”

A little bit harder? A little bit heavier? Yes, please! I’ve always liked Extreme’s heavier jams most of all.

Stay tuned. Get excitebike!!!

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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