Kitaristi Yngwie Malmsteen kertoo Seymon Duncanin haastattelussa uuden ”World on Fire” -nimisen albuminsa julkaisun tapahtuvan todennäköisesti parin kuukauden päästä, sillä albumi on jo valmis ja lähetetty Japanissa sijaitsevalle levy-yhtiölle. Malmsteen sanoo laulaneensa itse kaikki kappaleet ja soittaneensa kitaran lisäksi lähes kaikki basso- ja kosketinosiot. Levyllä tulee olemaan myös kuorolaulua ja jousisoitinosio. Malmsteen kuvailee albumia ”super neonklassiseksi”. Albumi on äänitetty Malmsteenin kotistudiossa.
”I spent two years on it, touring, recording, touring, recording. And that’s much, much better, actually, in a way. Back in the day I would write the songs then rehearse them with some musicians, then go and do a backing track and we’d record it, mix it, learn the songs to go play them on tour, then do it all again. That way isn’t necessarily conducive to making the best music, y’know what I mean? So in a very, very backhanded way, this weird twist of fate in the music industry has actually made it a more inspiring environment, for me at least. I can write anytime and record anytime. My recording studio is always open, 24 hours. I can just record when I want and it’s a beautiful thing.””It’s a Malmsteen record. But I would say it’s a little different. First of all, I do all the lead vocals on it. Any time I did lead vocals in the past, I was singing blues stuff. This time I decided to do lead vocals in my style of songwriting, so it’s different in that way. It’s a very hard-hitting album and some parts are very advanced, very complicated. But it’s a broad record. It’s definitely a must-listen-to! It’s finished and it’s been delivered to the label in Japan so I would expect it to be released in about two months from now.”
”I play all the bass and most of the keyboards,” he said. ”And there’s a string section and a choir. It’s very neoclassical. It’s super neoclassical!”