Deep Purple Reveal New Album Title And Single Release Date

Deep Purple have revealed that their forthcoming album, the 19th in the band's long history, will be titled NOW What?, and that it will be released April 30 via earMUSIC.

Fans will not have to wait until then for new music. however, as the Purp announced plans for a double A-side single to be released on March 29.

The band recorded NOW What? in Nashville with famed producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper).

According to a press release, the album "was recorded with no musical rules, and it shows a modern and fresh production . . . to the point that Deep Purple have never sounded so close to the spirit of the '70s in the last 20 years as they do now."

NOW What? is the band's first full length studio album in eight years, and first since 2005's Raptures Of the Deep.

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