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Magnum: We won't slow down

Keyboard player on band's future output – and smashing piano lids off studio floors

Magnum's Mark Stanway says there is no sign of the band's prolific output slowing down.

The keyboard player says a follow-up to Escape From The Shadow Garden – released in March this year – will be out within 18 months, insisting that an album every year and a half is the target going forward.

And he adds that live material and possibly a DVD is in the cards over the coming months.

Stanway tells MyRockWorld: “In the 80s we had a schedule to release an album as soon as we could, every 12 months. The record companies wanted this.

“So 18 months is a good gap and at our age we can't wait that long before we put another one out. We'll have another one in 18 months. Next year we're going to release some live stuff off this tour."

Stanway also revealed that the crashing sound heard on classic Magnum track Soldier Of The Line – the opener to the 1982 album Chase The Dragon – was made by him throwing a piano lid onto the studio floor.

He says: “There's a big banging sound at the beginning of that – that's me throwing a piano lid on the floor. It's slowed down and has echo lid on it, but it's me. I had a piano lid and I just smashed it down like that. I had to do it three times.”

In the rest of the interview, Stanway describes Escape From The Shadow Garden, Magnum's 18th album, as a natural progression from their previous record, 2012's On The 13th Day.

Listen to the interview below

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