They were one of my all time favorite metal bands. Overlooked in the British Invasion with all the other British rock bands. Though at the time they were not considered metal. Deep Purple have been rocking for over thirty years. And now they have new music to bring to Deep Purple world. "Ian Gillan has revealed Deep Purple are holed up in their Portugal studio writing material for what will be their 20th studio album.And he says they're having a great time despite the "no frills" lifestyle.Gillan tells Zeitung: "The whole band is here. We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs."In the evening we take a sip of good red wine and enjoy the tranquility. I'm woken up at dawn by a rooster in the neighborhood and I get up when it gets light. When it gets dark in the evening, I go to bed. It's a no frills life; but it's a good life down here."

The band has moved so far past Smoking on the Water it's incredible. Keep rocking.