I’m a very prolific writer, we don’t have to block out studio time. The songs just get recorded as they’re written.
Also, I developed a dangerous cocaine habit living in LA, the difference was that now, when I found myself back in an autumn grey Stockholm I was no longer a celebrated rock star enjoying a couple of lines at the Rainbow – I was a simple junkie – scoring in the projects. Love was what eventually saved me.
Aside from all my complaints about the male vocals (which only appear on a few songs and aren’t even that prominent aside from the ballad anyway), “Dawn Of a New Era” is a great melodic progressive metal album, which strikes a nice balance between the more technical side of the genre